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MIPI D-PHY v3.0 specification adopted

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The industry organization MIPI Alliance announced a major update to the MIPI D-PHY specification, which describes the physical layer interface for connecting high-resolution cameras and displays to application processors. Version 3.0 doubles the data rate of the standard D-PHY channel while improving power efficiency.

More precisely, the maximum speed of D-PHY v3.0 reached 9 Gbps for a standard channel and 11 Gbps for a short one. To improve energy efficiency, a CTLE (Continuous-Time Linear Equalizer) block has been added to the D-PHY v3.0 on the receiver side. Note that the D-PHY v3.0 interface is fully compatible with previous versions of the MIPI specification.

Like the first version of MIPI PHY introduced over 15 years ago, the new version is primarily intended for smartphones, tablets, CCTV cameras, IoT devices, car cameras and displays.

In introducing D-PHY v3.0, the MIPI Alliance also introduced a new version of another physical layer interface, C-PHY, which uses character encoding. The C-PHY 2.1 specification adds support for 6 Gbps, which is equivalent to 13.7 Gbps, over a standard link and 8 Gbps over a short link. The new 64-bit PHY protocol interface (PPI) in version 2.1 provides a wider bus between the C-PHY and the main logic to better support high-performance applications. The new version of the interface is fully compatible with previous versions of C-PHY.

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43 inches for $ 280 and 65 inches for $ 540. Honor Smart Screen X2 inexpensive 4K TVs presented

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Together with the MagicBook V14 2021 and MagicBook 16 Pro laptops, Honor has unveiled the new Smart Screen X2 TVs in China today. These are inexpensive TVs, there are three models in the series – with screens with a diagonal of 43 ($ 280), 55 ($ 420) and 65 ($ 540) inches.

All are equipped with 4K panels with 92% DCI-P3 color space and expanded sRGB color space (25% more than their predecessors). HDR10 technology is also supported. Each TV is equipped with two loudspeakers with a power of 10 W each.

43 inches for $ 280 and 65 inches for $ 540.  Honor Smart Screen X2 low-cost 4K TVs presented

Hardware platform – MediaTek SoC with Arm Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU and Arm Mali-G52 MC1 GPU. The amount of RAM – 2 GB, built-in flash memory – 16 GB. There is a built-in dual-band Wi-Fi adapter. TV interface – Magic UI. Reportedly, the new items are accompanied by a three-year warranty, load very quickly and do not display any ads. Among the interface connectors are a pair of USB and HDMI, as well as a network RJ-45.

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China’s Higizmos launches Great Jo full-frame anamorphic lens

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A source said that the Chinese company Higizmos has released a full-frame anamorphic cinema lens called the Great Jo. It is an inexpensive 60mm lens with an anamorphic ratio of 1.33. The optical design of the lens includes 13 elements in 10 groups.

China's Higizmos launches Great Jo full-frame anamorphic lens

China's Higizmos launches Great Jo full-frame anamorphic lens

In the Chinese market, the lens costs $ 749. Whether it will be sold outside of China remains to be seen.

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HackerOne Expands Open Source Vulnerability Scanning Program

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Open source projects eligible for the HackerOne reward program include Ruby, Ruby on Rails, RubyGems, Curl, Electron, Django, Nginx, and OpenSSL.

HackerOne Community announced on expanding the program for searching for vulnerabilities in open source projects. The initiative is part of the ongoing Internet Bug Bounty program.

Open source projects eligible for the HackerOne reward program include Ruby, Ruby on Rails, RubyGems, Curl, Electron, Django, Nginx, and OpenSSL. For vulnerabilities found in these projects, HackerOne will pay from $ 300 to $ 5000, depending on the severity of the bug. Payment will be made as follows. Four-fifths of the awards will immediately go to the researcher who discovers the problem. The fifth part of the award will be given to the developer who is engaged in the open source project in the direction that affects the new vulnerability. He will receive payment from HackerOne after he releases a patch against the vulnerability.

“Open source software is used in almost all modern digital infrastructure. Currently, an average, solid, not very rich application uses 528 different open source components. Critical vulnerabilities discovered in 2020 existed by the time of discovery for an average of about two years , and the application development companies did not have access and the ability to eliminate the identified deficiencies of the components used, “the company said in a press release.

Along with HackerOne, participating partners are organizations that rely on open source for software supply chains and other critical digital infrastructure – Elastic, Facebook, Figma, GitHub, Shopify, and TikTok.

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