Latest series navigates zonal architectures for software-defined vehicles

07-06-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Automotive & Transport

As automotive technology advances in electronics, designers are turning to zonal architecture to maximise efficiency within individual subsystems while facilitating easier management of the hardware and software stacks for the entire vehicle. Mouser has announced the latest instalment of its Empowering Innovation Together (EIT) technology series. This instalment dives into the benefits of zonal architectures, and the enhanced connectivity features it provides for software-defined vehicles (SDV). The EIT technical content series explores design concepts, virtualisations, and future use cases allowed by zonal architectures, driving future automotive innovations.

As the automotive industry shifts towards EVs and ADAS, these modern designs require significant hardware and software upgrades. Vehicle performance is optimised by creating distinct zones within the vehicle that cater to specific functionalities and implementing vehicle compute platforms. This approach provides improved reliability, increased performance, and longer lifespans for vehicles, ultimately transforming them into immersive experiences. The company explores how these new features open many automotive design and engineering possibilities.

Join The Tech Between Us podcast, where Mouser director of technical content Raymond Yin and Christian Uebber, ETAS's chief technology officer, discuss the complex nature of advanced architectures. Together, they explore the necessary software and hardware changes to transition to new compute platforms, emphasising the importance of co-design considerations.

"In our latest spotlight, we explore the transformative possibilities of zonal architecture," said Yin. "This forward-looking approach is revolutionising spatial design, and we delve into its variety of applications through insightful discussions with leading experts in the field."

This series includes technical articles, an infographic, a video, and more. It introduces the SDV movement and how zonal architectures enhance safety, efficiency, and personalisation in the automotive industry. These resources provide valuable guidance to automotive engineers who are considering the benefits of this new network architecture.


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