SAN FRANCISCO -- Micrel and Marvell on Monday (Sept. 24) said they
have developed an interoperable IEEE
802.3 standard-compliant Ethernet PHY for in-vehicle
networking targeting applications like vehicle diagnostics, infotainment
and connected-car platforms.
The technology collaboration, demonstrated in early September at a
Japanese symposium, will be sold through the partners' Ethernet products. The will support speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
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“Utilizing standard IEEE technology will allow the automotive
industry to take full advantage of the vast existing foundation of
Ethernet networking applications,” said Wiren Perera, a Micrel
spokesman. Perera added that the solution also "provides immediate
access to multiple other standards such as energy efficient Ethernet for reduced power consumption and power-over-Ethernet
for transmission of power without requiring extra wires."
To date, solutions targeting automotive networking applications have
been deemed to be too expensive.