I3C Cafe - Now Brewing: A New Digital Protocol

Welcome to I3C Cafe, the first site dedicated to the exchange of news and information regarding industry adoption of the MIPI I3C® (and subsequently I3C BasicSM) protocol. First released in December 2018, the MIPI Improved Integrated Inter Integrated Circuit (I3C) communication protocol has matured to the point that it's starting to show up in mainstream semiconductors. No longer constrained to FPGA projects with licensed IP blocks, the stage is set for widespread adoption. Sit back, sip your coffee and enjoy the show!

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Published on Nov 03, 2023

Renesas Unveils ARM Cortex-M85 Based MCU with I3C Ternary Mode Support

Headlining as the industry's first Cortex-M85 core, this device contains another industry first, details of which are buried a thousand pages deep within the User's Manual

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Renesas Unveils ARM Cortex-M85 Based MCU with I3C Ternary Mode Support

Published on Nov 03, 2023

Headlining as the industry's first Cortex-M85 core, this device contains another industry first, details of which are buried a thousand pages deep within the User's Manual

Microchip Launches PIC18-Q20 Curiosity Nano, Partners with Binho for I3C Analyzer

Published on Oct 23, 2023

Microchip's 8-bit MCU offers the fastest path to I3C Target development, especially when paired with Binho tools.

Renesas Announces Latest MCUs with I3C on the Arm Cortex-M33

Published on Mar 14, 2023

The new Entry Line RA-series MCUs support I3C SDR communications in Controller or Target roles. Still no HDR-DDR mode, but offers a great step up from the limitations of the RA2E2.

STMicro Launches STM32H5 MCU, First With I3C Peripheral

Published on Mar 08, 2023

After years of having I3C Target support in their sensor lines, ST has finally added an I3C controller to their catalog with the introduction of STM32H5 series MCUs.

MIPI I3C Board Level Hardware Engineering Session at Embedded World 2023

Published on Mar 04, 2023

Marking their first formal participation at the Embedded World conference, The MIPI Alliance is offering an I3C session as part of the Board Level Hardware Engineering track.

Espressif Announces New ESP32-P4, Includes I3C Support

Published on Jan 05, 2023

Many folks are about to have easy access to an I3C-capable MCU thanks to Espressif's next-gen ESP32 SoC

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I3C Guides & Tutorials

Featured Video
As Microchip gears up to support their first I3C-capable microcontroller, they released this introductory video for newcomings to I3C. It's a fantastic resource for those just getting started.

Additional Resources
This section is frequently updated to point to the most relevent resources regarding learning about I3C.

TitleOrganizationLink
Webinar Introducing MIPI I3C - the Next Generation Serial Communication BusElektor & MIPI Alliance[Youtube Video]
Enabling Simpler Design with MIPI I3C in Different Equipment ApplicationsMIPI Alliance[Youtube Video]
I3C Frequently Asked QuestionsMIPI Alliance[Webpage]
Three Ways MIPI I3C Improves Board-Level Serial CommunicationMIPI Alliance[Blog Post]

I3C Reference

I3C Tools

A list of tools to help with I3C development and debugging

I3C Devices

An up-to-date list of devices that support I3C

Already working with I3C? Check out our I3C Basic Protocol Analyzer Plugin for Saleae Logic...

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