Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQ list was generated using standard responses provided to PCI-SIG members by Technical Support and PCI-SIG Administration. For questions relative to the PCI Specifications, please reference the specifications themselves as the authoritative text. 

PCI Express - M-PHY

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What are the main applications of the PCIe adaptation on the MIPI M-PHY?

The initial application of this technology is anticipated to be high-performance wireless communications with other applications based on device design requirements. Future implementations are expected in the handheld device market, including smartphones, tablets and other ultra-low power applications. As a power-efficient, general-purpose load-store I/O architecture, component and device designers can implement this technology in other I/O expansion usage models of their choosing as well.

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What is the primary benefit of using PCIe architecture with the MIPI M-PHY?

This collaboration will enable component and device manufacturers to take advantage of the reduction in I/O technology proliferation, allowing them to reduce their product development time, product validation time and significantly increase their time to market. The mobile and handset industry can realize these benefits today by adopting PCIe architecture adapted to run over M-PHY.

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