New chipset for high-speed bandwidth, resilience
Valens' VA608A automotive chipset is designed to provide the high-speed bandwidth and resilience required for the many applications in the connected and autonomous car. The chipset delivers data transmission speeds of up to 16 Gbps and enables automakers to extend native PCIe as a long-distance in-vehicle connectivity technology—up to 15 m/50 ft. The VA608A is claimed to be the first and only chipset to enable 2.5 Gb Ethernet over a single unshielded twisted pair (UTP) wire with near-zero latency.
The company says the chipset enables OEMs and Tier 1s to use an array of existing components without requiring a complete redesign of the vehicle's architecture. Valens' PCIe extension technology is designed for many use cases in the vehicle including telematics, multi-modem smart antennas (5G, WiFi, WiGig, BT, etc.), ECU-to-ECU connectivity, and shared storage/black box storage. It's also intended to help simplify high-speed, low-latency, power-efficient backbone architecture.
Valens' technology is a scalable solution specifically designed to handle harsh EMI and environmental interference in the vehicle landscape. The VA608A is an ASIC prototype and is currently available.