MOST to interconnect infotainment of Volvo’s new XC60

July 18, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Also the second generation of Volvo’s SUV XC60 will be connected by the MOST150 networking system. The design-in decision shows that MOST is far from being outdated, as critics claim.

MOST150 is the latest version of MOST technology. It provides the industry’s first automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet packet transport inside vehicles in accordance with the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet specifications. MOST150 can transport video, audio, packet and control data with zero processor overhead and offers dedicated application-specific hardware interfaces to simplify data communication. MOST technology offers a robust and proven method of system management and control with support for Quality of Service (QoS). In addition, MOST technology offers a scalable system solution which includes a mature ecosystem of tools, software, schematics and multimedia companion IC products.

The MOST Cooperation  standards enable automotive manufacturers and their tier one suppliers with an established and well-supported methodology for defining and implementing high-bandwidth infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) systems in vehicles. The technology includes a standard physical layer and system management and control with high reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). Using MOST technology also reduces weight for easier compliance with environmental regulations.

More information:  http://www.microchip.com/VolvoV90_MOST1504934