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MOST150 INIC adds USB 2.0 support

Posted: 02 May 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Microchip? microcontroller? INIC? USB PHY? Wi-Fi connectivity?

Microchip Technology has recently unveiled what it touts as the first MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiver, the OS81118.

With its USB 2.0 port, including USB PHY and High-Speed Inter-Chip interface (HSIC), the OS81118 allows designers to create in-car mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity applications on the MOST150 network by connecting a standard Wi-Fi/3G/LTE module via USB. This simple solution reflects today's market demands for consumer applications within the automotive environment, such as Internet access, e-mail, social networking and local services. Furthermore, the OS81118 enables automotive engineers to connect the most up-to-date multi-core consumer Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) to in-vehicle MOST networks.

Besides the optical physical layer (oPHY) interface, the OS81118 integrates a coax transceiver, which opens a cost-reduction path on the MOST physical layer. Additionally, this coaxial physical layer (cPHY) could be used for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

MOST multimedia networking technology enables the interconnection of feature-rich infotainment systems in automobiles, by providing the means to distribute multimedia entertainment functions among the various control devices inside the car. For example, CD or DVD changer, radio, GPS-navigation, mobile-telephone and digital-media interfaces can supply signals to this efficient network. The signals are sent digitally and static-free to the amplifier and monitors.

Microchip Technology's Automotive Information Systems Group is a supplier of TrueAuto infotainment and information semiconductor solutions to major auto-brands, including Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Microchip Technology is a founding member of the MOST Cooperation, a cooperative of automakers, automotive systems architects and manufacturers and key components suppliers working to extend and refine the MOST standard for the evolving requirements of automotive multimedia networking.





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