LG Innotek unveils second-generation V2X full module
LG Innotek announced it has developed what it says is the world's first second-generation V2X (Vehicle to Everything) full module geared for connected cars and autonomous vehicles. In addition to having the wireless communication ability sufficient for commercialization, the company says this device can be equipped into any part of a vehicle thanks to its durability and minimized size, both features are enhanced characteristics from the first-generation models.
This module reportedly combines the three varieties of V2X core components, host controller interface (HCI) module and hardware security module (HSM) for controlling the communication protocol and the application processor (AP), into one product. LG Innotek says that automotive manufacturers can now be relieved from having to separately install different parts and undergo separate tests, and can improve the communication ability of their connected cars as well as their safety and product reliability using the V2X module.
According to the company, the module’s durability is designed so that it can survive a heat impact with a high temperature of 105°C (221°F) and operate normally. A proprietary heat-proof design technology has been applied.
In addition, the device has a size that is one-third the size of a credit card, which means it can be installed just about anywhere inside a car. It has a width of 40 mm (1.6 in), length of 35 mm (1.4 in), and thickness of 4 mm (0.2 in). The module has recorded a sensitivity level of -94 dBm as well as a transmission power of 23 dBm for a device with a communication speed of 6 Mbps.
The company can customize its supply according to the functions desired by finished car or vehicle parts companies, with products ranging from HCI modules to full modules.