Secure Ethernet switch integrated into Nvidia Drive Pegasus

March 28, 2018 // By Ally Winning
Marvell’s 88Q5050 secure automotive Ethernet switch has been integrated into the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus autonomous vehicle platform, making it the first commercially available solution with embedded security built into the core.

Marvell has designed the secure switch to be able to handle multi-gigabit applications that can deliver an in-car network that supports sensor fusion, cameras, safety and diagnostics. The embedded security technology in the switch is intended to prevents cyber attacks on vehicles.

NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus computing platform was developed for Level 5 driverless vehicles, which can potentially compute over 320 trillion operations per second. The platform uses deep learning, sensor fusion and surround vision to gain information in real-time and understand what is happening in the vicinity of the vehicle. The Marvell 88Q5050 layer 2 managed secure IP switch is used to ensure that the data is safely transmitted to where it is needed on the next generation of connected vehicles.

Ethernet for automotive applications has been purpose-built to address the increasing risk of cybercrime and is more secure than previous connectivity protocols used in cars. The Marvell 88Q5050 solution employs a deep packet inspection engine and trusted boot functionality to ensure a robust level of security. The switch also supports both blacklisting and whitelisting addresses on all its Ethernet ports to further enhance its security. The switch solution is AEC-Q100 qualified and can withstand harsh automotive environments. It supports multiple integrated 100BASE-T1 PHYs as well as 1000BASE-T1 interfaces, and can connect with Marvell’s 88Q2112 1000BASE-T1 PHY.

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