By John A. Swanson Senior Manager Synopsys, MBD Group
EETimes (10/29/2012 3:20 PM EDT)
“Where is the V in AVB?” asked a thread in the Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) LinkedIn group. This caught my eye. While it is a popular and growing product in Synopsys' Ethernet portfolio, it’s critical to understand how customers choose to use it. AVB products using Ethernet are popping up in a range of applications, and the automotive market is one area of development.
Yes, the “V” is in there, too.
It is worth taking a step back to understand some of the market dynamics of networking AVB.
- First, what is the AVB “standard"?
- Is the lack of a defined standard something that consumers should care about?
- What are the financial impacts to AVB for providers of products using an IEEE 802.1 compliant network to distribute audio and video?
This article will expand on these points, and explain why AVB is gaining traction in many markets, and first may be your automobile.
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