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CSI-2 forecast in 70% of image sensors by 2016

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:CSI-2? image? sensors? interfaces? MIPI?

To address the shortcomings of parallel interfaces and incompatibility proprietary interfaces, the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance developed the Camera Serial Interface (CSI) standard. Now on CSI-2, the standard is gaining industry support, and, according to market watcher In-Stat, by 2016 it will be touted by 70 percent of all CE and computing devices equipped with an image sensor.

In-Stat says that over 225 million tablet PC image sensors will ship using MIPI in 2016, with MIPI CSI-3 representing about 20 percent of these, and MIPI CSI-2 representing 80 percent. But the largest percentage and highest growth rate of CSI-2 and CSI-3 penetration will be in smartphones and handsets; while in the living room, game consoles are expected to be the primary use of image sensors and cameras.

In-Stat also reports that applications that directly manipulate image sensor data are forcing devices to migrate away from using image sensors with integrated image signal processors.

The companies that are contributing to MIPI CSI are Agilent, Analog Devices, Aptina, Broadcom, Infineon, Intel, LG Electronics, Motorola, OmniVision, Qualcomm, Renesas, Samsung, Sharp, STM/ST-Ericsson, Synopsis, and Texas Instruments.

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