AQcelerate PHYs


Aquantia AQcelerate Automotive PHYs deliver high-performance, Multi-Gig transfer rates and support 2.5Gbps/5Gbps/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 on Multi-Gig technology. These applications include higher resolution cameras, improved telematics and rich, in-cabin entertainment experiences. The Aquantia AQcelerate Automotive PHY family includes the AQV107 (10Gbps), AQV108 (5Gbps), and AQV109 (2.5Gbps).

The industry shift towards Level 4 and 5 autonomous driving requires an IVN architecture that can support:

  • Increasing bandwidth requirements to support the increasing number of sensors and high-resolution cameras.
  • Redundancy of all the function-critical components and systems to provide the utmost levels of safety.
  • Simplification – moving from multiple network/interfaces into an industry proven, coherent, secure network that supports all the required features of autonomous driving.

The Aquantia AQcelerate line is 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. Just as these markets have benefited from increased throughput, the Automotive industry will be able to introduce new classes of applications courtesy of Aquantia Multi-Gig technology.

Aquantia Automotive PHYs handle all physical layer functions required for 10/5/2.5Gbps transmission over Automotive cables. They also includes key features such as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), and IEEE MACsec.

Aquantia AQcelerate PHYs are Automotive qualified based on AEC-Q100 industry standard.