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Topic: [MIPI DSI-2] When will the Arduino support MIPI Display Serial Interface? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


The Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 surprised me by having a MIPI camera connector,

But I was disappointed to see that it had no MIPI display support,

Many designs are being done with displays, and many of these monitors are parallel, many wires, slow, low resolution, and so on.

Knowing that many phones are being manufactured from years ago with the MIPI type connection screen, it would be wonderful if the Arduino offered a board with support for this type of screen.

Imagine what quality could achieve a project with Arduino with a display like the one used on an Iphone.

Look at this chip, it seems MIPI is here to stay:

STM32L4R9AG: Ultra-low-power with FPU ARM Cortex-M4 MCU 120 MHz with 1024 kbytes Flash, USB OTG, DFSDM, LCD-TFT, MIPI DSI
Key Features

    Ultra-low-power with FlexPowerControl
        1.71 V to 3.6 V power supply
        -40 °C to 85/125 °C temperature range
        Batch acquisition mode (BAM)
        305 nA in VBAT mode: supply for RTC and 32x32-bit backup registers
        33 nA Shutdown mode (5 wakeup pins)
        125 nA Standby mode (5 wakeup pins)
        420 nA Standby mode with RTC
        2.8 μA Stop 2 with RTC
        110 μA/MHz Run mode (LDO mode)
        43 μA/MHz Run mode (@ 3.3 V SMPS mode)
        5 μs wakeup from Stop mode
        Brownout reset (BOR) in all modes except shutdown
        Interconnect matrix
    Core: Arm® 32-bit Cortex®-M4 CPU with FPU, adaptive real-time accelerator (ART Accelerator™) allowing 0-wait-state execution from Flash memory, frequency up to 120 MHz, MPU, 150 DMIPS/1.25 DMIPS/MHz (Dhrystone 2.1), and DSP instructions
    Performance benckmark
        1.25 DMIPS/MHz (Drystone 2.1)
        409.20 Coremark® (3.41 Coremark/MHz @120 MHz)
    Energy benckmark
        233 ULPMark™CP score
        56.5 ULPMark™PP score
    Clock sources
        4 to 48 MHz crystal oscillator
        32 kHz crystal oscillator for RTC (LSE)
        Internal 16 MHz factory-trimmed RC (±1%)
        Internal low-power 32 kHz RC (±5%)
        Internal multispeed 100 kHz to 48 MHz oscillator, auto-trimmed by LSE (better than ±0.25 % accuracy)
        Internal 48 MHz with clock recovery
        3 PLLs for system clock, USB, audio, ADC
    RTC with HW calendar, alarms and calibration
    Up to 24 capacitive sensing channels: support touchkey, linear and rotary touch sensors
    Advanced graphics features
        Chrom-ART Accelerator™ (DMA2D) for enhanced graphic content creation
        Chrom-GRC™ (GFXMMU) allowing up to 20% of graphic resources optimization
        MIPI® DSI Host controller with two DSI lanes running at up to 500 Mbits/s each
        LCD-TFT controller
    16x timers: 2 x 16-bit advanced motor-control, 2 x 32-bit and 5 x 16-bit general purpose, 2x 16-bit basic, 2x low-power 16-bit timers (available in Stop mode), 2x watchdogs, SysTick timer
    Up to 136 fast I/Os, most 5 V-tolerant, up to 14 I/Os with independent supply down to 1.08 V
        2-Mbyte Flash, 2 banks read-while-write, proprietary code readout protection
        640 Kbytes of SRAM including 64 Kbytes with hardware parity check
        External memory interface for static memories supporting SRAM, PSRAM, NOR, NAND and FRAM memories
        2 x OctoSPI memory interface
    4x digital filters for sigma delta modulator
    Rich analog peripherals (independent supply)
        12-bit ADC 5 Msps, up to 16-bit with hardware oversampling, 200 μA/Msps
        2x 12-bit DAC, low-power sample and hold
        2x operational amplifiers with built-in PGA
        2x ultra-low-power comparators
    20x communication interfaces
        USB OTG 2.0 full-speed, LPM and BCD
        2x SAIs (serial audio interface)
        4x I2C FM+(1 Mbit/s), SMBus/PMBus
        6x USARTs (ISO 7816, LIN, IrDA, modem)
        3x SPIs (5x SPIs with the dual OctoSPI)
        CAN (2.0B Active) and SDMMC
    14-channel DMA controller
    True random number generator
    CRC calculation unit, 96-bit unique ID
    8- to 14-bit camera interface up to 32 MHz (black and white) or 10 MHz (color)
    Development support: serial wire debug (SWD), JTAG, Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETM)
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Hi rtek,
Mipi DSI is feasible hooking up to HDMI connector and on the same it's also possible to drive lvds panels.
We don't have that on the roadmap yet but your request will for sure be taken into consideration. In the meantime someone in the community may want to take the challenge...

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