Introduction to MIPI-C PHY Interface Design and Analysis – A Whole New World

Transmitting data from point A to point B became infinitely more interesting when the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance published the specification for the C-PHY interface.  It is faster, lower power, and uses fewer signaling lines than other MIPI interfaces, making it easy to understand why designers of many displays and cameras in mobile applications are turning to this novel interface.  This presentation will introduce the design and analysis challenges that have surfaced from using a three-wire interface and will detail the differences from traditional serial interfaces that transmit from a differential pair transmitter to differential pair receiver.