Autotalks eyes at WiFi connectivity with new chipset

March 18, 2020 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Autotalks eyes at WiFi connectivity with new chipset
V2X technology company and fabless chipmaker Autotalks has completed the Wi-Fi 5 pre-certification for its evaluation kit based on its 2nd generation V2X chipset. The WiFi capability of these chips opens up new perspectives for automotive connectivity.

Autotalks’ dual-mode (DSRC and C-V2X) chipset achieved this milestone for its dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz) supporting standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The testing was done by an authorized test laboratory of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

As automakers increasingly embed V2X units in the vehicles’ TCU (Telematics Control Unit), the addition of out-of-vehicle Wi-Fi functionality to Autotalks’ V2X chipset can facilitate a range of out of vehicle connectivity services. These include mobile data offloading, diagnostic services, public hotspot access, over-the-air updates, self-parking and electric vehicle wireless charging communication using the V2X external antennas, for increasing the range of out-of-vehicle WiFi.

Autotalks regards the pre-certification as a contribution to increase the flexibility of the company’s ability to deliver communications devices for the automotive market that are compliant with industry standards. Following DSRC certification in the US and C-V2X conformance testing in China, this Wi-Fi pre-certification demonstrates Autotalks’ ability to provide a one-stop chipset for the connected car, enabling both safety and advanced service use cases.

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