Autonomous vehicle computing platform contains embedded security
Marvell announced that its 88Q5050 secure automotive Ethernet switch is integrated into the Nvidia Drive Pegasus platform for autonomous vehicles. The company claims it the first commercially available solution with embedded security built into the core. Marvell's secure switch can handle multi-gigabit applications for OEM car manufacturers to deliver an in-car network that supports sensor fusion, cameras, safety, and diagnostics. The Marvell embedded security technology helps to prevent vehicles from cyberattacks.
The Nvidia Drive Pegasus computing platform is designed to handle Level 5 driverless vehicles and compute over 320 trillion operations per second. The platform combines deep learning, sensor fusion, and surround vision to understand what's happening around the vehicle in real time. The Marvell 88Q5050 layer 2 managed secure IP switch enables the fast and safe transmission of this data for next-generation connected vehicles.
The Marvell 88Q5050 solution employs a deep packet inspection (DPI) engine and trusted boot functionality. The switch also supports both blacklisting and whitelisting addresses on all its Ethernet ports to further enhance its security, especially against denial of service attacks.
The Marvell Ethernet switch solution is AEC-Q100 qualified and can meet the standards of the industry and withstand harsh automotive environments. It supports multiple integrated 100BASE-T1 PHYs as well as 1000BASE-T1 interfaces, and can connect with Marvell's previously announced 88Q2112 1000BASE-T1 PHY.