Finally, Microchip Technology Inc.’s MOST150 technology is now featured in the all-new Volvo S90, making it the second model from the automaker to incorporate in its infotainment system the technology. For several years, Volvo Cars has been a customer of Microchip and recently started using MOST150, the newest MOST® technology from the company.
This technology is the first standard to offer a proven, automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet packet transport in the vehicle interior according to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet specifications. Constantly meeting Volvo Cars’ bandwidth demands, MOST150 can transport audio, video, packet and control data with zero processor overhead and provides dedicated application specific hardware interfaces to streamline data communication.
Moreover, the technology provides a robust and proven method of system control and management with outstanding and dependable Quality of Service (QoS). It also networked infotainment system features ultrafast system startup behavior to support early audio applications.
According to Dan Termer, Microchip’s Automotive vice president, they are extremely honored to see Volvo Cars continuing the launch of the newest MOST150 technology to the new S90 just a couple of months after the launch of the new XC90 with MOST150 Technology. “Volvo Cars’ ongoing deployment demonstrates that MOST technology continues to be the de-facto standard for automotive infotainment networks.”
Through the MOST Cooperation standards, OEMS and their Tier 1 suppliers are given a proven and well-supported methodology for defining and implementing high-bandwidth infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which includes a standard physical layer as well as a robust method for system management and control with outstanding reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). The use of the MOST technology also reduces weight reduction for easier conformity to environmental regulations.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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