If your application needs near real-time processing or low-latency performances, the concept of a distributed platform or Edge Computing may be a better choise. It may also offer lower operational costs and reduce traffic on the network.
We have taken our first steps on the new MIPI A-PHY specification, aiming for the automotive industry. Ethernet is becoming strong in vehicles but it isn’t suitable for every application since there may be unpredictability in the transmission time or latency when streaming some data from a sensor to the “processor”. The A-PHY support real high-speed data streaming both from the sensors to the “processor” and to the displays.