IEEE standard amendment targets demand for greater than 1 Gb/s automotive Ethernet

IEEE P802.3ch standard to define physical layer specifications and management parameters to support media and operating conditions for applications in the automotive environment.

IEEE standard amendment targets demand for greater than 1 Gb/s automotive Ethernet
IEEE standard amendment targets demand for greater than 1 Gb/s automotive Ethernet

IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) have announced the formation of a task force to develop IEEE P802.3ch—Standard for Ethernet Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for Greater Than 1 Gb/s Automotive Ethernet. The new standards development project aims to meet the demand for higher speed Ethernet in the automotive environment to support ongoing technological developments, such as connected cars, advanced driver assisted systems and infotainment systems.

“IEEE P802.3ch will bring up to 10 Gb/s to the IEEE 802.3 automotive Ethernet family, enabling a new generation of applications and connectivity,” said Steve Carlson, chair of the IEEE P802.3ch Multi-Gig Automotive Ethernet PHY Task Force and president of High Speed Design, Inc. “Ethernet standardization will enable rapid advancement in technologies such as driverless or assisted driving systems, and automotive infotainment. We look forward to working collaboratively to build consensus on standards development that will meet the needs of all stakeholders.”

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, semiconductor vendors and tool providers are encouraged to participate in the upcoming 7th annual Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day (E&IP@ATD) to be held 31 October to 02 November 2017 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA. Please visit the event landing page for a full program agenda and to explore details on this premier venue for discussion and information sharing on the evolution of Ethernet standards, technologies and applications in the automotive environment.

An IEEE statement noted, "Deployment of technology defined by IEEE 802 standards is already globally pervasive, driven by the ever-growing needs of data networks around the world. New application areas are constantly being considered that might leverage IEEE 802 standards in their networks from wireless, through twisted-pair cabling to fiber-optic cabling solutions. To better address the needs of all of these areas, IEEE 802 standards are constantly evolving and expanding. The success of IEEE 802 standards—from their inception through today—has been based upon their fair, open and transparent development process."

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