u blox chip for traffic safety
The u-blox UBX-P3 chip is designed for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless communication based on the DSRC/802.11p standard. The chip builds on the u-blox THEO‑P1 and VERA-P1 V2X modules.
UBX-P3 communicates via the IEEE 802.11p wireless standard, referred to as Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in the U.S. The DSRC/802.11p technology is mature and available for immediate deployment of V2X systems.
Offered in a 9 x 11 mm form factor, the UBX-P3 is designed to support various design options for flexible deployments in the vehicle and the road-side infrastructure. The UBX-P3 concurrently communicates on two channels, which means that safety and service messages can be processed continuously. Alternatively, it can be used to enable the chip to simultaneously communicate on the same channel using two antennas in order to provide vehicles full coverage with no blind spots. UBX‑P3 is designed to meet the stringent demands of the automotive industry.
“UBX-P3 is the fruit of our longstanding investment in the development of V2X. We are convinced that this innovative chip will contribute to accelerating the deployment of DSRC/802.11p technologies to make transportation safer, more efficient, and more sustainable,” said Herbert Blaser, senior director, Product Center Short Range Radio at u‑blox.
Samples will be available for lead customers in 2018.