Intrepid Control Systems has introduced its RAD-Moon Duo, which connects two ports of Automotive Ethernet 100BASE-T1 to two ports of a 4-wire 10/100 Ethernet (100BASE-TX). Automotive Ethernet is required for high-speed sensors such as LiDAR and radar used in autonomous systems. The RADMoon Duo reduces the cost of autonomous systems by saving integration time, physical size, and cost per channel of sensors.
According to the company, the device includes features not yet available in automotive Ethernet converters since it includes a high-speed USB interface for configuration and monitoring, a standalone mode for simulations, and an LED membrane for live network status. The device is based on two Marvell 88Q1010 Ethernet PHYs (physical layers) and has rugged packaging designed for use in in-vehicle autonomous vehicles.
"We doubled the value of our existing RADMoon device, significantly simplifying the large systems our autonomous vehicle customers are building. This, along with our other autonomous solutions we are delivering, reduce pain points and speed up autonomous vehicle development," said Don Hatfield, director of global sales at Intrepid Control Systems.