Monday, October 19, 2015

Marvell Announces 1000BASE-T1 Automotive Ethernet PHY Transceiver

Marvell introduced an 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceiver compliant with the draft IEEE 802.3bp 1000BASE-T1 standard.

The 1000BASE-T1 standard allows high speed and bi-directional data traffic over light weight, low cost, single pair cable harnesses.

Key features of Marvell's 88Q2112:

  • Compliant to the draft IEEE 802.3bp standard for 1000Mbps operation over a single unshielded twisted pair copper cable
  • Designed for the rigorous EMI requirements of an automotive system
  • Enables transport of in-vehicle uncompressed 720p30 camera video and support for multiple HD video streams, including 4K resolution
  • Single pair Ethernet allows selection of light-weight low cost cable harness

"As cars are being designed and manufactured with more sophisticated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), automotive manufacturers and engineers are looking for solutions to meet the growing in-vehicle connectivity bandwidth demands. Marvell was instrumental in the development of the IEEE 802.3bp standard; therefore, I am thrilled that Marvell is the first silicon provider to offer a 1000Mbps automotive Ethernet transceiver," said Philip Poulidis, Vice President and General Manager, Automotive, Wireless and Internet of Things Business Units at Marvell. "

Sampling begins in November 2015.