The Ethernet Industry is changing dramatically as technical specifications are being defined for Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles. These vehicles will be data centers on wheels with rich media cabin experiences and all the real-time data from sensors needed to drive at the highest level of safety.
This unprecedented level of safety and rich media requires a high-speed, Multi-Gig network that can seamlessly move data throughout the vehicle and fully exploit the power of the modern GPUs and CPUs in autonomous vehicles.Technical specifications for Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous driving includes the highest resolution cameras, and the need for redundant and secure networks that run on reliable, low-cost copper cabling. These requirements are driving the industry towards Multi-Gig Ethernet over copper – the perfect fit for the Aquantia AQcelerate product line. All AQcelerate products are Automotive qualified based on the AEC-Q100 industry standard.
The Aquantia AQcelerate Automotive PHY product line delivers high-performance, Multi-Gig transfer rates and supports up to 10Gbps Ethernet speeds, which are critical for safe, secure Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous driving, while providing OEMs the reliability and cost effectiveness of copper cabling. New automotive applications requiring data rates well beyond gigabit Ethernet can only be enabled by an In-Vehicle Network (IVN) based in Multi- Gig technology. These applications include higher resolution cameras, improved telematics and rich, in-cabin entertainment experiences. AQcelerate PHYs are based on Aquantia’s industry proven AQrate PHY technology which has shipped well over ten million ports into the Data Center and Enterprise Infrastructure markets.
|AQcelerate Automotive PHY||Package|
|AQV107||10Gbps||7mm x 11mm|
|AQV108||5Gbps||7mm x 11mm|
|AQV109||2.5Gbps||7mm x 11mm|
Aquantia AQcelerate Automotive Ethernet controllers implement the necessary electronic circuitry to communicate among the GPUs/CPUs, switches and ECUs that are part of the In-Vehicle Network (IVN) for autonomous vehicles. All AQcelerate controllers are based on Aquantia’s awarding winning Ethernet controller technology. These controllers are available as MAC and PHY in one package as a standalone Ethernet MAC. By having both options the system designer has the flexibility to either place the GPU/CPU and switch on a single board for chip-to-chip communication within the IVN or to have those components connect via Automotive cable – for board to board communication.
|AQcelerate Automotive Controllers||Package|
|AQVC100||10Gbps||7mm x 11mm|
|AQVC107||10Gbps||12mm x 14mm|
|AQVC108||5Gbps||12mm x 14mm|
|AQVC109||2.5Gbps||12mm x 14mm|