orming all of the physical layer functions for encoded Ethernet packets over unshielded copper wire, the BCM89810 provides consistent and reliable operation over single-pair and twisted-pair cabling used in vehicles today. The BCM89810 is fully compliant with RGMII and MII interface specifications, providing compatibility with other Ethernet devices within the vehicle.
In related news today, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), and OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), introduced a jointly-developed 360-degree surround view parking assistance system — the world's first Ethernet-based park assist solution. The collaboration, combining best-in-class semiconductor innovation and automotive electronics expertise, is an important step in the migration from a closed application to an open and scalable Ethernet-based driver assistance network in which several systems can access information easily.
BCM89810 BroadR-Reach Automotive PHY Features
Single-chip integrated Ethernet PHY
100 Mbps operation over single-pair copper cable
Advanced power savings, supports multiple low power modes
Designed to meet stringent automotive production requirements (AEC-Q100, EMC, automotive temperature grades)
Enables precise time synchronization of networks through support of IEEE standards 1588 v2 and 802.1AS
Low EMI emissions — high immunity
Devices are sampling now with production volume slated for the first half of 2012.