MIPI Alliance releases updated M-PHY v2.0 and UniPro v1.41 specifications

Telecom Lead America: MIPI Alliance has unveiled new
improved versions of its two specifications that are M-PHY v2.0 and UniPro


These specifications are designed to improve data
transport performance in mobile devices such as smartphones, full-function
phones, tablets/netbooks, digital cameras, high speed memory storage and
multimedia devices.


The benefits of these technologies address the needs any
portable consumer electronics device.


The company claims that these two specifications deliver
the highest performance and most power efficient data transport interface


“The MIPI Alliance M-PHY and UniPro specifications
are becoming widely adopted, both by individual companies and organizations
such as JEDEC,” said Joel Huloux, chairman of the Board for MIPI Alliance.


M-PHY v2.0 has been adopted and is available for MIPI
Alliance members. UniPro v1.41 is scheduled for adoption by the end
of July 2012.


M-PHY v2.0 offers an optimized scalable physical layer
with bandwidth speeds reaching 2.9Gbps per lane, while the UniPro v1.41 updates
the specification, focusing on the M-PHY physical layer to provide a unified,
layered protocol stack.


Being high bandwidth serial interface, M-PHY v2.0 offers
a wide data rate range spanning 10kbps to near 6Gbps. By using this
specification, bandwidth can be scaled based on the application needs.


On the other hand, UniPro v1.41uses a stack of protocol
layers, serving as a high performance processing pipeline for data units.


Built on the M-PHY physical layer, UniPro v1.41 is
suitable for a wide range of component types including application processors,
co-processors and modems, as well as different types of data traffic.


UniPro is scalable from a single link to network
architecture. It also reduces time-to-market and design costs by simplifying
the interconnection between disparate devices.


MIPI launches two new specifications for mobile device

Last year, the company introduced the M-PHY v1.0 and thee
UniPro v1.4 specifications.


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