Microchip's MOST technology, used in over 200 car models across the globe, features an electrical Physical Layer (ePHY) that is optimized for use with Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) copper wire. The result is a system that can predictably and efficiently transport video, audio, packet and control data without time synchronization protocols, using dedicated channels for minimal processor overhead in the main infotainment control unit. The remote-connection-management and remote-control capabilities of the MOST INICs enable further options including the ability to build slim (processor-less) network nodes.
MOST INICs also provide industry-standard hardware interfaces to processor and peripheral devices for the efficient routing of information, which greatly simplifies module designs. End users can immediately use the vehicle's infotainment system, due to the MOST INIC's ultra-fast network startup feature.
The MOST Cooperation standards enable automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers with a proven and well-supported methodology for defining and implementing high-bandwidth infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) systems, including a standard physical layer and a robust method for system management and control with superior reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). Using MOST technology also results in reduced weight for easier compliance with environmental regulations.
To facilitate development, MOST technology comes with a complete ecosystem of tools, software and support: tools vendors include OptoLyzer MOCCA family and OptoLyzer Studio, both from K2L; the software stack can be MOST Linux® driver, MOST NetServices or DTCP-Stack; schematics and layout reviews such as MOST Check are available; and multimedia companion IC products include video encoding, DTCP content protection, I/O expansion and power management.
To learn more about Microchip's MOST networking products, visit http://www.microchip.com/LexusGS_MOST501672.
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