Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) is an embedded display interface comparable to LVDS, V-by-One and Embedded DisplayPort( eDP). The MIPI interface was specified by the MIPI Alliance, a multi-vendor alliance of well-known mobile communications companies.
The MIPI Alliance has specified the Camera Parallel Interface( CPI) for image sensors and camera modules and the Camera Serial Interface( CSI) for the MIPI interface. The latter is available in the three versions MIPI-CSI1, MIPI-CSI2 and MIPI-CSI3. In addition, the Parallel Trace Interface( PTI).
The MIPI interface consists of up to four lanes, each of which is formed by a differential twin wire. Data can be transferred via these lanes in low- power mode( LP) with a lower data rate, or in high-speed mode( HS) with a higher data rate. With a data rate of 1.5 Gbit/s per lane, transmission rates of 6 Gbit/s are possible. In this mode, moving image data can be transmitted with a resolution of 10 bits. The MIPI interface is used in TFT displays, low-resolution AMOLEDs and high-resolution displays for 2K, 4K and 8K and in camera modules.