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NXP launches new ‘multi-gigabit’ automotive Ethernet switch for time-sensitive networking

NXP, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive semiconductors, has launched a “multi-gigabit Ethernet switch” designed to help automakers deliver the high-speed networks required for evolving connected vehicles.

NXP says its SJA1110 is “the first automotive Ethernet switch with safety capabilities built in”, offering integrated 100BASE-T1 PHYs, hardware-assisted security as well as multi-gigabit interfaces.

Optimized for integration with NXP’s S32G vehicle network processor, the SJA1110 switch is also part of an overall networking solution which includes the VR5510 power management integrated circuit.

Together, this solution addresses the biggest challenges facing vehicle networking today including scalability, safety, security and high-speed traffic engineering.

Sophisticated new Service-Oriented Gateways and domain controllers are required to accommodate connected services such as Over-The-Air updates and emerging data-driven applications, while also supporting the underlying Ethernet-based web sensors, actuators and processing unit.

These networks must be scalable and move data quickly and securely without posing dangers to the car, the passengers or their personal data.

Additionally, these car networks must deliver the functional safety needed to ensure that if vehicles fail, they do it safely.

The SJA1110 Ethernet switch helps carmakers obtain the scalability, security and performance with the right mix of hardware features and a balanced number of ports for high and low-port-count ECUs.

The SJA1110 is aligned to the latest TSN standards and offers integrated 100BASE-T1 PHYs, hardware-assisted security and safety capabilities along with multi-gigabit interfaces.

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