Rolls Out Second-Gen Automotive Switch with BroadR-Reach

Carmakers are facing the next wave of automotive connectivity. Cars will extend their reach, tapping our homes, talking to nearby cars and connecting to myriad other devices. New challenge is to meet bandwidth demands.

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  • VENDOR
  • CUSTOMER
  • BMW is a German luxury automobile, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company with 116,324 employees worldwide.
  • SOLUTION
  • Broadcom’s second-generation automotive Ethernet switch with integrated BroadR-Reach PHYs are set to address the increasing load on the car’s network. The next-generation BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet switch portfolio is developed to securely enable infotainment, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and time-sensitive applications for the in-car network.

    Hardware Components
    - BroadR­Reach PHYs: automotive Ethernet switch solution

    Software Components
    - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Real-time driving data, including speed, back-up images, infotainment system data
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
    Impact #2
    Real-time Tracking - The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time which creates more port capacity and greater functionality for vehicles.
    Impact #3
    Network Safety - Device/message authentication and message encryption can protect the car from malicious attacks.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1
    Broadcom was able to cut power consumption by 30% and shrink the package size by half by moving from a 65 nm process node to a 28 nm silicon design.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Automotive
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Information Technology
    Product Development
  • ENABLED CAPABILITIES
  • Asset Tracking & Monitoring
    Data Acquisition & Management
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Ethernet
    IPv6
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