Broadcom Delivers Ethernet PHY for Automotive Networks
Broadcom Corporation today announced a new physical layer transceiver (PHY) for automotive networks. The Broadcom BroadR-Reach BCM89810 PHY provides the industry's lowest cost cabling solution for 100 Mbps Ethernet connectivity over unshielded single twisted pair wiring. Engineered to meet the stringent in-vehicle requirements of the automotive industry, the BCM89810 is optimized for multiple in-car applications and supports a variety of connectivity options for external devices.Perf
In related news today, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), and OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), introduced a jointly-developed 360-degree surround view parking assistance system — the world's first Ethernet-based park assist solution. The collaboration, combining best-in-class semiconductor innovation and automotive electronics expertise, is an important step in the migration from a closed application to an open and scalable Ethernet-based driver assistance network in which several systems can access information easily.
BCM89810 BroadR-Reach Automotive PHY Features
Single-chip integrated Ethernet PHY
100 Mbps operation over single-pair copper cable
Advanced power savings, supports multiple low power modes
Designed to meet stringent automotive production requirements (AEC-Q100, EMC, automotive temperature grades)
Enables precise time synchronization of networks through support of IEEE standards 1588 v2 and 802.1AS
Low EMI emissions — high immunity
Devices are sampling now with production volume slated for the first half of 2012.