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MIPI Alliance looking at steady growth

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_hm
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_hm   12/8/2010 5:26:04 AM
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I tried a lot to get technical datasheet and samples for prototype for a Video processor with USB 2.0 bridge. One similar to Omni Vision Technology - OV538 or OV550. However, all other major manufacturer are based in Taiwan and few in Korea and Japan. Datasheets are not available from their web site and they do not reply to email as volume is low in few 1000s. Can you help me suggesting how to get datasheet and prototype samples for this type of products? Do not we have US vendro for similar product? I tried, Empia, Ricoh, Sonix, Vimicro etc. but without luck.

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jrMA   12/7/2010 5:29:23 AM
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TXDigital provided some excellent info, particularly the links to MIPI's own information; perhaps this helps too. The short answer: CSI-2 is potentially a good fit for RAW or YUV sensors using 1080p at 30 frame per second (at any common color depth per pixel). MIPI completed that specification in 2005, but it has held up rather well. 1080p video actually has somewhat modest resolution requirements; a ~2 Megapixel sensor will suffice. Product announcements for mobile above 12 Megapixel are increasingly common. The bandwidth is related strongly to the capability of the physical layer used to connect the components (e.g., sensor to a host processor). CSI-2 uses MIPIís D-PHY common physical layer (the same used on MIPIís Display Serial Interface specification). D-PHY designs are commonly found at 400 to 800 Mbps, with 1 Gbps or more possible in theory. CSI-2 can scale across up to four D-PHY lanes. MIPI continues to look ahead and lead its industry members forward to future requirements; for example its existing M-PHY specification, intended to support higher bandwidth applications than D-PHY can manage. MIPI's already announced it is working on a "CSI-3" using M-PHY. MIPIís specs are available to any MIPI member; any company can join. It has members worldwide, varying from small entrepreneurial IP vendors all the way to larger companies like the Board members (STMicro, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, and Texas Instruments).

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TechEdge   12/7/2010 1:47:35 AM
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It is important to note that there are multiple MIPI interfaces that span across mobile devices, addressing the interfaces to cameras, displays, modems, debug equipment, RF ICs (control and data), audio, sensors, wireless connectivity, batteries, power management ICs, and memory/storage. This is shown at: http://www.mipi.org/about-mipi/mipi-interfaces-mobile-platform

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TechEdge   12/7/2010 1:41:54 AM
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There are many CIS vendors that support the MIPI CSI-2 camera interface such as OmniVision, Aptina, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and more. There is support for 1080p30 and high-MP imaging too - many of these will come to mobile devices in the coming months. There are many SoC image processors out there too, including application processors with integrated MIPI interfaces. You can search for "MIPI CSI-2" to find more. You can also search for MIPI vendors by interface online at: http://www.mipi.org/member-directory

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_hm   12/5/2010 1:41:27 PM
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Can you highlight more on MIPI inerface progress in the field of CMOS Image Sensor, CIS? How does it catter for 1080P, 30fps seconds HD CMOS sensors? What kind of SoC Image processor are available for this kind of sensors?

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sarryallin   12/3/2010 7:17:48 AM
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