|[October 08, 2013]
MIPI® Alliance Introduces Enhanced UniProSM and M-PHY® Specifications
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that
develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced
industries, announces the availability of new versions of its UniProSM
and M-PHY® specifications. These specs address power
efficient, high-speed serial links in a battery-powered environment. End
markets benefitting from the specifications include handheld devices,
digital cameras, video cameras, intelligent watches, tablets and smart
The UniPro specification, in combination with the M-PHY specification,
is used by JEDEC for the newly introduced Universal Flash Storage (UFS)
v2.0 Standard. The M-PHY spec is also utilized by PCI (News - Alert)-SIG for the Mobile
PCIe (M-PCIe™) standard, and by USB-IF for the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Inter-Chip (SSIC) standard.
"MIPI Alliance continues to be on the forefront of pushing mobile and
mobile-influenced devices to higher performance while maintaining our
commitment to keep cost and power as low as possible," said Joel Huloux,
Board Chairman of MIPI Alliance. "For device manufacturers using UFS,
M-PCIe, SSIC or creating battery powered handheld products such as
high-end cameras that consume high-speed flash memory, or require fst
communication channels between two processors on the same PCB, the MIPI
UniPro and M-PHY specifications offer unique features that allow them to
provide added value to consumers."
The UniPro v1.6 specification adds enhanced features to provide
significant power savings, and increase system performance by doubling
the link speed to 6Gbps per lane. Additionally, it reduces and
simplifies the hardware overhead to allow for simpler integration and
more cost-effective designs.
The M-PHY 3.0 specification doubles the current bandwidth while
retaining the same distance reach as its predecessor. It also maintains
the MIPI Alliance mobile priorities of low power, minimal protocol
impact (modularity), and fast transitions between power states.
By using the combination of UniPro and M-PHY, device manufacturers will
be able to greatly increase data rates, save power and have better EMI
compliance and less radiation, allowing them to focus on adding new and
indispensable features to mobile handheld devices. When used in
conjunction with MIPI Alliance's Camera Serial Interface (CSI (News - Alert)), or other
partner alliance specifications, this translates to faster booting
times, extremely fast PC to handheld file transfers, fast firmware Flash
upgrades, high camera resolutions and frame rates, and virtually zero
For more information about these specifications, or the MIPI Alliance,
Krell�- director, marketing and membership.
MIPI® Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and
mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003, the organization has more
than 250 member companies worldwide, more than a dozen active working
groups, and has delivered more than 45 specifications within the mobile
ecosystem in the last decade. Members of the organization include
handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor
companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and
test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop
manufacturers. For more information, please visit�www.mipi.org.
MIPI®, M-PHY®, and UniProSM are trademarks, servicemarks,
registered trademarks, and/or registered servicemarks owned by MIPI
Alliance. All other trademarks, servicemarks, registered trademarks, and
registered servicemarks are the property of their respective owners.
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