Microchip's MOST150 technology implemented in Volvo V90

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) said that MOST150 technology has been implemented in the new Volvo V90.

Volvo Cars has been utilizing Microchip´s technology for many years and recently began utilizing MOST150, the latest MOST® technology from Microchip. MOST150 is the first standard to provide a proven, automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet packet transport inside vehicles in accordance with the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet specifications. This is the third Volvo model where its infotainment system includes MOST150 technology.

MOST150 technology continues to meet Volvo Cars´ high standards. When implemented, the technology reduces vehicle weight and offers high bandwidth communication. In addition, it creates a robust physical layer and proven EMC behavior. This latest version of MOST technology can transport video, audio, packet and control data with zero processor overhead and offers dedicated application-specific hardware interfaces to simplify data communication. In addition, the MOST technology networked infotainment system features ultra-fast system startup behavior to support early audio applications.

Microchip Technology provides microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.