Next generation in-vehicle wireless technologies

To integrate next-generation in-vehicle wireless technologies, the car of the future must leverage combination radios. Therefore, it is essential to implement a single in-vehicle chip that can enable all of these connectivity functions in the vehicle. By building in-vehicle multiple complementary radio technologies into a single piece of silicon, designers can solve some of the most difficult design challenges facing systems engineers using in-vehicle wireless communications protocols in their products. One example of such a product is Marvell’s Avastar 88W8787 (Figure 1), an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1×1 + Bluetooth 3.0 + FM wireless SoC that is widely adopted in smartphones, tablets, mobile routers, portable gaming, cameras, and other consumer electronic products. The device is also qualified to meet the stringent quality and reliability requirements for automotive applications, and is thus well-suited for today’s IVI systems.

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