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beandigital
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MIPI licensing

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I am thinking of using an image sensor with a MIPI interface. Does anyone know if I need a licence to use MIPI in a product. I know I would need to either develop of licence IP to implement MIPI. Would just like clarification if you need to pay MIPI to use the specification. Thanks

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karnanl
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Hello @beandigital

MIPI is an open protocol you do not need to pay to use it on your product.
But if you want to access the MIPI specification, your company need to join MIPI alliance (mipi.org)

For Xilinx IP license
Xilinx MIPI D-PHY IP : You can use it without license
Xilinx MIPI CSI-2 RX Subsystem IP : Need license to use this IP.
Please contact Distributor (or Xilinx ) Sales for this query.

If you want to evaluate the IP funtionality, you may want to try evaluation license for Xilinx MIPI CSI-2 RX Subsystem IP. See this AR for evaluation license related.
https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/36605.html

Please note that you will have some time-out mechanism if you are using evaluation license.
https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Video/mipi-csi-2-RX-operation-time-limit/td-p/923116

Thanks & regards
Leo

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karnanl
Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎03-30-2016

Hello @beandigital

MIPI is an open protocol you do not need to pay to use it on your product.
But if you want to access the MIPI specification, your company need to join MIPI alliance (mipi.org)

For Xilinx IP license
Xilinx MIPI D-PHY IP : You can use it without license
Xilinx MIPI CSI-2 RX Subsystem IP : Need license to use this IP.
Please contact Distributor (or Xilinx ) Sales for this query.

If you want to evaluate the IP funtionality, you may want to try evaluation license for Xilinx MIPI CSI-2 RX Subsystem IP. See this AR for evaluation license related.
https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/36605.html

Please note that you will have some time-out mechanism if you are using evaluation license.
https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Video/mipi-csi-2-RX-operation-time-limit/td-p/923116

Thanks & regards
Leo

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