How Ethernet Will Change Automotive Networks

The in-vehicle networks currently used in automobiles are based on a combination of several different data networking protocols, some of which have been in place for decades. There is the controller area network (CAN), which takes care of the powertrain and related functions; the local interconnect network (LIN), which is predominantly used for passenger/driver comfort purposes that are not tim... » read more

In-Vehicle Network Design Methodology

The complexity of in-vehicle networks puts the traditional design processes to a test. Last-minute changes, difficult verification, testing, and similar issues add to the challenges. However, changing the design paradigm to a structured engineering process can lead to better, cheaper, and easier network designs. With the right tools to support such a process, the network design itself becomes a... » read more