Automotive-ready MOST150 technology implemented in third Volvo model

07-04-2016 | Microchip Technology | Design & Manufacture

MOST150 technology has been implemented in the new Volvo V90 and available from Microship. Volvo Cars has been utilizing their technology for many years. It is the first standard to provide an automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet packet transport inside vehicles in accordance with the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet specifications. This is the third Volvo model to include this technology. When implemented, the technology reduces vehicle weight and offers high bandwidth communication. In addition, it creates a robust physical layer and proven EMC behaviour. This latest version of MOST technology can transport video, audio, packet and control data with zero processor overhead and offers dedicated application-specific hardware interfaces to simplify data communication. In addition, the technology networked infotainment system features ultra-fast system startup behavior to support early audio applications. The MOST Cooperation standards enable automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers with a proven and well-supported methodology for defining and implementing high-bandwidth infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) systems, including a standard physical layer and a robust method for system management and control with superior reliability and Quality of Service (QoS).