NXP and TTTech Announce Collaboration on Automotive Ethernet Switch Chip
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and VIENNA, AUSTRIA -- (Marketwired) --
09/18/13 -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), the No. 1
supplier of semiconductors for automotive in-vehicle networking, and
TTTech, the leading supplier of dependable networking solutions based
on time-triggered technology and modular safety platforms, have
signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop automotive
Ethernet switch solutions supporting OPEN Alliance BroadR-Reach(R)
Ethernet PHY technology. The switch chip will be specifically
designed for the automotive market, but will also be suitable for
various demanding industrial real-time applications.
NXP, with its strategic focus on the connected car, has been working
with industry partners to establish BroadR-Reach as an open, de facto
standard for in-vehicle Ethernet. As the first automotive
semiconductor vendor to license Broadcom's BroadR-Reach technology to
develop an Ethernet PHY, NXP is taking the next step towards an
integrated Ethernet switch chip in close cooperation with TTTech.
Under the agreement, TTTech will provide the switch IP, while NXP
implements the IP into Ethernet switch solutions with integrated PHY.
The products will be ready for stringent automotive EMC, quality and
reliability standards and automotive volume production.
TTTech has developed an automotive Ethernet switch IP solution based
on its long-term real-time Ethernet experience in several vertical
markets with high electronic robustness requirements including the
aerospace, space and energy segments. TTTech's solutions support the
trend towards the demand for increasing bandwidth requirements,
higher focus on reliability in networked control systems as well as
high availability in fail-operational applications, like driver
assistance systems. Several standards including standard Ethernet
(IEEE 802.3), Time-Triggered Ethernet (SAE AS6802) as well as AVB 1.0
and the evolving TSN (Time Sensitive Network) are supported in
TTTech's chip IP.
The jointly developed switch chip will enable applications with
unshielded twisted pair cabling with BroadR-Reach PHY technology. It
is the first Ethernet switch chip with three incorporated traffic
classes including standard Ethernet traffic for diagnostics and ECU
flashing, asynchronous rate-constrained traffic for audio/video
streaming and sensor fusion, as well as synchronous traffic for hard
real-time control and fail-operational systems. Hence, this new
automotive switch chip will enable unified Ethernet networks and the
convergence of critical and non-critical application data streams on
one single network.
"We look forward to working closely with TTTech, as we jointly
develop an innovative automotive Ethernet switch solution," says Toni
Versluijs, VP and General Manager, In-Vehicle Networking Product
Line, NXP Semiconductors. "We believe the value proposition of
TTTech's Ethernet IP together with NXP's proven technology for the
connected car will lead to compelling automotive solutions for our
"Automotive and industrial customers can now benefit from TTTech's
decade long experience with deterministic networking and TTEthernet
in the new automotive switch chip solutions from NXP. We are proud to
work with NXP in this strategic partnership to serve a rapidly
growing market demand for standards-based deterministic Ethernet
networks across multiple automotive and industrial verticals,"
comments Georg Kopetz, Member of the Executive Board at TTTech.
About TTTech Computertechnik AG
TTTech Computertechnik AG is the
leading supplier of dependable networking solutions based on
time-triggered technology and modular safety platforms. One of the
company's core technologies is TTEthernet, a scalable, open real-time
Ethernet platform used for safety-related applications. TTTech's
solutions improve the safety and reliability of networked electronic
systems in the transportation and industrial segments. Our product
portfolio offers best-in-class certifiable products according to IEC
61508, ISO 26262, EN 13849, DO-254 and DO-178B requirements.
TTTech customers win as they deploy dependable networks and real-time
controls more efficiently and profitably. Benefits include shorter
time-to-market due to re-use of proven architecture and ease of
system integration with reduced cost. The company's solutions further
support highly scalable and modular open real-time architectures.
More information about TTTech is available at www.tttech.com
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)
creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world.
Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal
electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive,
identification and mobile industries, and in application areas
including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial,
consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25
countries, and posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012. Find out more
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