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Collaboration with NXP on Automotive Ethernet Switch Chip

TTTech has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the collaboration with NXP on the development of automotive Ethernet switch solutions. The switch chip will support OPEN Alliance BroadR-Reach® Ethernet PHY technology. It will be specifically designed for the automotive market but also be suitable for various demanding industrial real-time applications.

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.

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.

For more about this story, please refer to the press release. Further information about our automotive Ethernet offering on the product page.