Published: July 8, 2015 | Arizona, United States
Microchip Technology, announced that designers using the Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) to develop and reuse their in-vehicle software can now connect their systems to not only networking technologies such as CAN and LIN, but also to the MOST® Cooperation’s automotive-proven MOST networking technology. This means that Microchip’s MOST Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs) can be used for cross-domain communication in an AUTOSAR system, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which simplifies automotive networking and diagnostics.
AUTOSAR has developed a standardized, open software architecture for automotive electronic control units, which is increasingly being applied in traditional vehicle electronic domains. For example, after the major German vehicle OEMs successfully utilized AUTOSAR in the central areas of their electrical/electronics architectures, they are now extending its use into additional domains. With the introduction of the AUTOSAR 4.x standard, most other OEMs are now also investigating or actively migrating to AUTOSAR. Therefore, it is increasingly important that the infotainment domain of a vehicle is able to support AUTOSAR, at least where an interaction with other domains is necessary.
MOST150 also provides 150 Mbps performance and proven electromagnetic-compatibility (EMC) behavior. All MOST INICs offer industry-standard hardware interfaces to processor and peripheral devices for the efficient routing of streaming, packet and control data, which greatly simplifies module designs. End users can immediately access the vehicle’s infotainment system, due to the MOST INIC’s ultra-fast network startup behavior.