New AVB/Automotive Ethernet Switch IP Core, a valuable piece for new generation Autonomous Vehicle

AVB/Automotive Ethernet Switch (AVBES) IP Core,  is the new SoC-e Ethernet Switch IP designed to fulfill the new demands of the customers from the Automotive Sector. The demand for higher bandwidth in the car is growing quickly. On one side, all the entertainment and connectivity elements, and on the other, all the control related electronics.

As a result, the automotive manufacturers are adding a plethora of computer-based systems that need interconnection. Ethernet, with the latest innovations, is the best candidate to face this challenge from the technical and economical point of view.

The car is a very heterogeneous system. From a high-level point of view, at least the following domains can be identified: Powertrain, Chassis, Driver Assistance and Safety, Human-Machine Interface and Body/Comfort. The connectivity requirements are very different, both from the end-to-end latency and from the bandwidth requirements. This variability demands means to ensure determinism and, at the same time, high data bandwidth.

AVBES IP compiles the required features to implement an inter-operable AVB Ethernet Switch with up-to 32 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Interfaces ports combined with 2.5/5 and 10Gbps uplink ports. The IP is fully integrated in Xilinx Vivado tool and it can be configured from the graphical interface. Among other features summarized in AVBES IP Web Page, it worth to highlight the support of Audio Video Bridging support (IEEE 802.1BA -AVB-, IEEE 802.1AS, IEEE 802.1Qav and IEEE 802.1Qat) and the compatibility with multiple PHY interfaces (MII/RMII/GMII/RGMII/SGMII/QSGMII/USXGMII).

AVB/Automotive Ethernet Switch (AVBES) IP Core,  can be easily evaluated using the following Xilinx Evaluation Boards

combined with SoC-e


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