Marvell to roll out 'purpose-built' switch for automotive
Junko Yoshida, EETimes
7/24/2017 11:11 AM EDT
PARIS — Bringing popular Ethernet technology to cars seems like a natural progression. More vehicles are getting connected and incorporating a number of automated driving features while a much bigger volume of data is expected to pass both ways between cars and the external world.
But in the auto world, a straightforward trickle-down technology transfer — bringing Ethernet as we know it in computing to the automotive realm — isn’t likely to work.
Luca De Ambroggi, senior principal analyst for automotive Electronics at IHS Markit, told us, “Automotive is becoming a ‘beast.’” In such fields as security and autonomy, he explained, “Automotive no longer follows other industries. It is driving the implementation of new and more advanced technologies.”
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