It succeeds in providing significant speed enhancements and breakthroughs while keeping In-Vehicle computers to costs down. MOST150 enables the use of a higher bandwidth of 150 Mbps, an isochronous transport mechanism to support extensive video applications, and an embedded Ethernet channel for efficient transport of IP-based packet data.
To clear things up, it succeeds in providing significant speed enhancements and breakthroughs while keeping costs down. The new Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) architecture complies with Specification Rev. 3.0 and expands the audio/video capability for next generation automotive infotainment devices such as Head Units, Rear Seat Entertainment, Amplifiers, TV-Tuners and Video Displays.
refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/news/most150-series-adoption/
However, inevitably, the types of processors that will succeed in the future will be the SoCs that provide hardware-accelerated functions. It’s the only way that applications will be able to meet their performance-power budgets. In other words, embedded computer with homogeneous SMP devices, the performance gained by increased core count is not scalable. For example, the more embedded computer cores that share a common bus structure, the more that each core must compete for memory bandwidth. This problem can be alleviated by designing chips that divide cores into clusters, where each cluster can operate autonomously if necessary.
What plans does the EEMBC have to expand its offerings in the future, and how can the industry get involved?
refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/moving-qa-markus-levy-founder-president-eembc/