Broadcom claims world’s broadest automotive Ethernet product portfolio

December 8, 2011  by  

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Ethernet automotive solution delivers 100Mbps over unshielded single twisted pair cable

Broadcom Corporation announced the world’s broadest automotive Ethernet portfolio, engineered to meet the rigorous qualifications and demands of the automotive semiconductor market. Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach® automotive portfolio delivers high-performance bandwidth of 100Mbps and beyond while dramatically reducing connectivity costs up to 80 percent(1) and cabling weight as much as 30 percent(2).

The Broadcom automotive Ethernet product portfolio consists of five devices including three highly integrated switches with embedded PHYs, and two stand-alone PHY solutions.  Each device in the automotive portfolio is designed to meet in-car EMC requirements and extreme automotive temperature grades. Broadcom is TS16949 compliant and AEC-Q100 qualification is currently under way.

Enabling the Next-Generation Connected Car

As consumer demand for in-vehicle connectivity continues to grow, automotive manufacturers are under pressure to deliver competitive, innovative features while minimizing cost. Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach automotive solutions allow multiple in-vehicle systems (such as infotainment, on-board diagnostics and automated driver assistance) to simultaneously access information over unshielded single twisted pair cable. By eliminating cumbersome, shielded cabling, automotive manufacturers can significantly reduce connectivity costs and cabling weight.

Proliferation of Automotive Ethernet Connectivity

This announcement follows the recent introduction of the OPEN (One-Pair Ether-Net) Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG). Established to drive wide scale adoption of Ethernet-based automotive connectivity as the standard in automotive connectivity, the SIG will address industry requirements for improving in-vehicle safety, comfort, and infotainment, while significantly reducing network complexity and cabling costs. Members include Broadcom,  NXP Semiconductors N.V., Freescale Semiconductor, Harman International, BMW, Hyundai Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover.  License to specification for BroadR-Reach is available to all interested OPEN Alliance members under RAND terms via a license from Broadcom.  Visit www.opensig.org to learn more.

Market Drivers:

—  In-vehicle electronics growing in volume and complexity(3)

—  Ongoing migration from analog electromechanical systems in cars to digital

—  Increase in number of cameras, sensors, diagnostics, ADAS, infotainment, etc.

—  In-dash display consoles becoming computerized nerve centers for driver/passenger control

—  Automotive manufacturers require open, scalable, in-vehicle connectivity(4)

—  Need for a common network that supports multiple electronic systems and devices

—  New devices & solutions require higher bandwidth and convergence(5)

—  Prevalence of in-vehicle electronics has nearly doubled in the last decade(4)

—  Consumer demand for automotive connectivity increasing at a rapid pace(3)

Product Portfolio Key Facts:

BCM89500 7-port, layer 2 switch with four integrated BroadR-Reach PHYs

Designed to support IEEE 1588 and IEEE 802.1AS timing functions

Deep sleep and ultra-low power modes for reduced power consumption

BCM89501 7-port, layer 2 switch with five integrated BroadR-Reach PHYs

Designed to support IEEE 1588 and IEEE 802.1AS timing functions

Deep sleep and ultra-low power modes for reduced power consumption

BCM89200 4-port, layer 2 switch with two integrated BroadR-Reach PHYs

Supports various uplink ports for connectivity to external devices

Designed to support IEEE 1588 and IEEE 802.1AS timing functions

Deep sleep and ultra-low power modes for reduced power consumption

BCM89610 Single-port, 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY

Optimized for in-vehicle diagnostic applications for when vehicle is powered off

Supports variety of connectivity options for external devices

BCM89810 Single-port, 100Mbps BroadR-Reach PHY

Optimized for multiple in-car network applications for when vehicle is powered on

Supports variety of connectivity options for external devices

 

All devices (with exception to BCM89610) are compliant with OPEN Alliance specifications.

Availability

Devices are now sampling with production volume slated for the second half of 2012. Visit go.Broadcom.com/Automotive to learn more.

(1) Based on current market prices for unshielded single twisted pair FlexRay cables and weight of two-meter twisted, single-pair FlexRay cables and connectors

(2) Based on combined weight of 2-meter twisted, single-pair FlexRay cables and connectors versus 2-meter LVDS cables with LVDS connectors

(3) Gartner – The Automotive Industry Accelerates Innovations; Published: 16 November 2010 ID:G00209090

(4) ABI Semiconductor Forecast 2011

(5) IEEE 802.1 AVB Task Force Meeting, March 2011

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