I see a few questions here casually mention that image sensor modules have a "standard parallel digital video port (DVP) or ... MIPI high-speed serial interface"
- "Where do I start with embedded video?"
- "Processor with hardware camera interface port?"
- "digital video port (DVP) parallel output interface MIPI serial input and output interface"
Is there a specific digital video port (DVP) interface standard? Is there a specific MIPI standard? If so, where can I get the details on the signals, standard connectors, etc.? Or is "DVP" merely a generic term that includes a variety of interfaces such as DVI, DMP, HDMI, SDI, UDI, DVB-ASI, FireWire, i.LINK, DisplayPort, etc.? Is there maybe more than one interface standard that (confusingly) has the same "DVP" initialism? In particular, some people seem to think that it's possible to directly connect a 44 pin processor a DVP interface, so apparently they are not talking about the 100 wire SGI DVP interface -- are they perhaps some other DVP interface, or is this merely a typo for one of the above specific interfaces?