MIPI M-PHY takes center stage
June 24, 2010 // Ashraf Takla and George Brocklehurst
The curtain is up and the M-PHY specification is taking center stage, positioned to handle the many different roles required for a faster, more reliable, physical interface layer (PHY Layer) on mobile devices.
MIPI and the M-PHY
The M-PHY specification is an essential part of the MIPI Alliances vision for new and more capable high-speed interfaces on mobile devices. Members identified early the need for a serial interface to support the ever increasing data bandwidth requirements of mobile devices. Now, pressed even further by the explosion of digital content in video, social media exchanges, and cloud computing, mobile devices require a faster physical layer interface, like the M-PHY, to remain a step ahead of the data transfer requirements necessary to give consumers the on-device response they need. Fuelled by the success of the other MIPI Standards now being deployed, the M-PHY specification is gaining momentum as it moves toward final approval as the newest MIPI specification. The MIPI D-PHY, a source synchronous interface that is currently handling the interfaces between the application processor chip and the camera or display in a mobile device, has been especially successful. All news
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