Broadcom puts 100Mbit/s Ethernet in Hyundai cars
Broadcom has announced a joint development agreement with Hyundai Motor to accelerate the introduction of high speed Ethenet networking in cars for infotainment, telematics and driver assistance systems such as surround view parking and lane departure warning into Hyundai vehicles.
Based on Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach Ethernet technology, the single high-bandwidth in-vehicle network will support 100Mbit/s data networks in the vehicle.
BroadR-Reach Ethernet also supports the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standard, for high quality audio and video transmission by providing frame synchronization and timing necessary to stream professional-quality audio and video traffic.
“Demand for advanced safety features, together with the need for higher bandwidth and faster connectivity within and between in-car networks, continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Dr. Ali Abaye, senior director, product marketing in Broadcom’s Infrastructure and Networking Group.
“Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor will make features previously only available in luxury models accessible to a broader number of drivers,” said Abaye.
Broadcom plans to show the technology at SAE Convergence in Detroit, this week.
As members of the AVnu Alliance and OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) Special Interest Group (SIG), Broadcom and Hyundai Motor have partnered since 2011 to drive wide-scale adoption of Ethernet-based automotive systems.