NXP expands automotive Ethernet portfolio
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced an expanded Ethernet portfolio, which includes the TJA1102 PHY transceiver and SJA1105x Ethernet switch. Together, these products are intended to help automakers deliver high-speed Ethernet networks with the small electronic footprints required for highly connected and increasingly autonomous vehicles.
Automotive analyst firm, Strategy Analytics, projects the total number of Ethernet sockets will exceed 0.5 billion per year by 2023. This socket expansion means automotive Ethernet will make increased inroads into the volume entry-level segment of carmaker portfolios. New next-generation in-vehicle network architectures will be based on Ethernet backbones and a significantly increased use of Ethernet links in the infotainment and ADAS domains.
“This launch marks an important milestone, which is underpinning the execution of our ambitious system-driven roadmap,” said Alex Tan, Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Ethernet Solutions, NXP. “NXP is committed to enable the market with an innovative range of networking products, from standalone transceivers to highly integrated systems-on-chip, tightly aligned with NXP's advanced automotive portfolio.”
Both product families have been released for volume production. The SJA1105x and TJA1102 can be used independently or together to form a highly optimized Ethernet subsystem. Production-grade, original NXP AUTOSAR drivers are available and cover the whole feature set provided on the silicon. AVB SW stack are available for existing parts of the switch series.