Valens Announces First MIPI A-PHY-Compliant Automotive Serializer, Deserializer Chipsets

June 8, 2020 Brandon Lewis

Valens has announced the VA7000 series automotive chipsets based on the recently-completed MIPI A-PHY interface specification. The VA7000 serializers and deserializers target ultra-high-speed networking applications in ADAS and autonomous drive subsystems that require long reach (up to 15 meters), error-free links, and high EMI immunity.

Valens’ VA7000 chipsets support from 2 Gbps to 16 Gbps data transfer rates, and will follow the MIPI A-PHY roadmap out to 48 Gbps+ speeds. The VA7031 serializer chip is designed for long-reach connectivity of CSI-2-based sensors up to 8 Gbps, while the VA7042 and 7044 deserializer devices feature two and four independent receiver links, respectively, at speeds of up to 8 Gbps each. Both deserializers also include an additional local CS-I2 input port.

The VA7000 chips are optimized for asymmetric networking, and do not include a software stack. This enables the convergence of additional protocols such as I2C, GPIOs, clock and frame sync.

For more on the VA7000 serializer and deserializer chipsets, visit

For more on the MIPI A-PHY specification, attend the MIPI Alliance webinar “MIPI A-PHY: The Cornerstone of a MIPI Automotive System Solution” by registering here:

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at

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