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.
For more information, visit Micrel's Ethernet page and Marvell.com.
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