The MIPI Automotive Working Group (AWG), formed in 2018, is chartered to provide input and coordination on requirements to ensure MIPI is addressing the needs of the automotive industry. The AWG is also chartered to manage relationships with other industry groups and organizations.
The AWG was promoted from a subgroup to address the need for interface specifications in the automotive industry. As the number of sensors in automobiles continues to increase to support passive and active safety, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS), standardization of interfaces, such as those specified by MIPI, will be a great benefit to automotive OEMs and tiered suppliers. This standardization allows the modular concepts necessary for such systems to meet development time and expense, as well as testability and reliability requirements.
Focus and Scope
The AWG recently completed the requirements gathering process for A-PHY, a physical layer specification (up to 15m) targeted for autonomous driving systems (ADS), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and other surround sensor applications. With A-PHY development already underway to meet 12-24 gigabits per second (Gbps), requirements gathering has begun to support higher speeds including over 48 Gbps for display and other use cases. In addition to these efforts, the group will look at other existing MIPI specifications and determine their adaptability to automotive use cases, provide input on supporting documents and participate in related activities and events.
Matt Ronning (Sony)
Uwe Beutnagel-Buchner (Bosch)
Michael Kaindl (BMW)
Hugo Santos (Synopsys)
MIPI Alliance members at the Contributor level and above may participate by subscribing to the group on the member website.