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MIPI Alliance Releases Serial Interface Standard for Display Panels in Mobile Phones

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PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2006-- Mobile industry to converge onto MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) Specification, improving interoperability and reducing cost of display sub-systems in mobile devices

The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance today announced the release of its Display Serial Interface (DSI) Specification. Implementations of this industry standard will reduce pin count, power consumption and system costs while expanding display panel interoperability in mobile devices. The MIPI Alliance Board has also approved a Display Command Set (DCS) Specification.

Motivated by the fragmentation wrought by incompatible proprietary interfaces, the MIPI Alliance brings together more than 90 leading companies in pursuit of open standards to converge interfaces inside mobile terminals. DSI and DCS are the latest in a series of MIPI Standards published or planned by the MIPI Alliance to achieve this goal.

Optimized Technical Solution

DSI is based upon MIPI's D-PHY physical layer specification, a robust, high-speed, low-power, scalable serial interconnect. This SLVS-based physical layer enables data rates as high as 1 Gbps per differential pair of wires, while generating very little noise, remaining highly robust to external interference, and achieving best-in-class power consumption.

Building upon the core D-PHY technology, DSI adds features to meet the diverse needs of display subsystems in today's rapidly-evolving mobile devices: a variety of low-power modes, bi-directional communication, native support for 16, 18 and 24-bit pixels, the ability to drive up to four display panels from a single interface, and support for both "smart" (buffered) and "video mode" (unbuffered) display panels at resolutions up to XGA.

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