A key focus within the automotive sector is implementation of more effective in-vehicle networking infrastructure with elevated data rates being needed. To support the multitude of sensors being installed into vehicle designs, the adoption of high-bandwidth technologies such as Ethernet-based interconnections is set to increase. The addition of time-sensitive networking (TSN) is going to be required, since Ethernet does not offer the deterministic operation that safety-critical automotive functions mandate. Audio video bridging (AVB) will be needed, in order to maintain infotainment system performance. There will also be a transition from domain-based networking architectures to more efficient zonal ones.
Toshiba has looked into the future progression of zonal automotive networking architectures and the challenges involved. The following whitepaper discusses these challenges in detail and introduces the Toshiba TC9563XBG. This AEC-Q100 Grade 3 compliant interfacing device features two Ethernet ports supporting 10Gbps operation with AVB/TSN functionality, plus three PCIe Gen 3 switch ports.
You can find out more about TC9563XBG SoC by downloading the Toshiba white paper here: