Toshiba introduces Ethernet bridge solution for automotive applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has introduced an automotive-grade Ethernet bridge solution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and other automotive applications, the company said.

The TC9560XBG supports standards such as IEEE 802.1AS and IEEE 802.1Qav, generally referred to as Ethernet-AVB. The Ethernet-AVB standard enables stable, reliable multimedia transmissions, making it suitable for IVI and telematics.

Connected to an application processor or other system-on-chip (SoC) host, the TC9560XBG allows the host device to deliver audio, video, and data information through the 10/100/1000 Ethernet network in an automotive environment. Connection to the host is achieved via PCI Express® (PCIe®), HSIC or Time Division Multiplex (TDM)/I2S for audio traffic. The IC´s RGMII/RMII[3] interface connects to the Ethernet switch or PHY device, and both AVB and legacy traffic are supported. An on-chip ARM® Cortex®-M3 processor can perform system control and management.

The chipset is housed in a 10x10mm LFBGA package.

Toshiba designs and manufactures flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today´s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan´s largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world´s sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2014 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Estimates, December 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba comprises more than 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide.