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Wireless SoCs Enable Advanced Infotainment, Telematics and Wi-Fi Gateways for the Connected Car

13 June 2017

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. has rolled out what it claims is the first automotive-grade system-on-chip (SoC) that integrates the latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) capabilities.

The 88W8987xA SoC offers a footprint-compatible solution to enable car makers to simplify wireless enablement for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), secure telematics, in-car wireless gateways and enhanced safety capabilities, Marvell says.

The SoC family works with the 88Q2112 automotive Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceiver for complete wired and wireless connectivity in the connected car. The PHY chip enables 1000BASE-T1 gigabit Ethernet over a single twisted pair copper cable for distributing HD video, audio and voice for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and IVI applications.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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