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Rolls Out Second-Gen Automotive Switch with BroadR-Reach

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Technology Category
  • Networks & Connectivity - Ethernet
Applicable Industries
  • Automotive
Use Cases
  • Vehicle Telematics
The Challenge

Carmakers are facing the next wave of automotive connectivity. Cars will extend their reach, tapping our homes, talking to nearby cars and connecting to myriad other devices. New challenge is to meet bandwidth demands.

The Customer
About The Customer
BMW is a German luxury automobile, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company with 116,324 employees worldwide.
The Solution

Broadcom’s second-generation automotive Ethernet switch with integrated BroadR-Reach PHYs are set to address the increasing load on the car’s network. The next-generation BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet switch portfolio is developed to securely enable infotainment, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and time-sensitive applications for the in-car network. Hardware Components - BroadR­Reach PHYs: automotive Ethernet switch solution Software Components - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Data Collected
Asset Location, Connectivity Status, Number Of Connected Devices, Social Information, Vehicle Location Tracking
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Asset Tracking]
    The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time which creates more port capacity and greater functionality for vehicles.
  • [Data Management - Cyber Security]
    Device/message authentication and message encryption can protect the car from malicious attacks.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Broadcom was able to cut power consumption by 30% and shrink the package size by half by moving from a 65 nm process node to a 28 nm silicon design.

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