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!


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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Microchip Announces PIC18-Q20 Device Family with I3C Support

Published on Jan 15, 2022

Microchip recently posted a product brief to their website with little fanfare introducing a new family of PIC18 devices which will be their first to include I3C support.

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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.

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

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