Supercar features premium audio and feature-rich infotainment system

15-12-2016 | Microchip Technology | Design & Manufacture

One of the most technologically advanced sports coupes in the world features Microchip’s Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) technology for powering the vehicle’s premium surround sound audio and infotainment system. Pagani Automobili’s Huayra BC supercar is using the Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs). MOST INICs are powering the infotainment systems in all ranges of vehicles from compact cars to ultra-high end sports cars like the Huayra BC. Pagani is using the company’s OS81050 INIC to transport video, audio, packet and control data throughout the vehicle. “MOST technology gives Pagani the highest quality network on which we can develop a no-compromise, exclusive, premium high-end audio system for the Huayra BC,” said Hannes Zanon, marketing director of Pagani Automobili S.p.A. “We are delighted that MOST technology gives us a flexible platform to further develop exciting applications for our demanding customers.” The MOST Cooperation standards enable automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers to ensure digital multi-channel audio streaming in the highest quality. This proven and well-supported methodology for defining and implementing high-bandwidth infotainment provides a robust method for system management and control with superior reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). Using the technology also results in reduced weight by transmitting control and audio data over light weight plastic optical fiber. “The Huayra BC is a fascinating supercar and we are excited about the selection of our MOST technology in its infotainment system to provide high quality digital audio,” said Dan Termer, vice president of Microchip’s Automotive Information Systems Division. “Pagani chose MOST for what they call their ‘most technologically advanced Huayra Coupé yet’, which is now benefitting from a flexible and feature-rich infotainment system.”

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