Enhanced RF Communication Capabilities with TowerJazz-Ranix...
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Enhanced RF Communication Capabilities with TowerJazz-Ranix Collaboration

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Friday, April 19, 2019

Automotive communication protocols are rapidly changing, as users and systems require more information in the vehicle. A revolution is taking place through the communication and networking of automobiles in vehicles. Companies continue to tackle critical design challenges, such as the hardware and software approaches to meet demanding bandwidth, determinism, fault tolerance, and reliability.

For more than 300 customers worldwide, TowerJazz manufactures analog-integrated circuits in growing markets, including consumer, automotive, medical, industrial, and aerospace and defense. They offer advanced specialty technologies including radio frequency (RF), integrated power management, CMOS image sensors, high-performance analog (HPA), and mixed-signal or CMOS as well as the capabilities of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).

TowerJazz and Ranix jointly announced the development of V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) and ETCS (Electronic Toll Collection System) RF transceivers for the automotive market based on the advanced RF production platform of TowerJazz.RANIX is a company that is constantly challenging in research and development to provide the best system semiconductors and solutions to rapidly changing industries in the era of convergence and integration. The RF transceiver design of Ranix is customized specifically for ETCS and V2X modems. The RF transceiver for V2X modem targets the growing need of WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicle Environments) systems on the worldwide automotive market.

The ETCS RF transceiver was designed to comply with the Korean and Chinese market standards to provide high-performance and cost-effective solutions to both markets. As the demand for autonomous driving increases, V2X modems with sophisticated solutions and enhanced RF communication capabilities are increasingly needed. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication modules are responsible to transfer data from a vehicle to any entity that may have an impact on it. These modules incorporate specific communications types such as V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure), V2N (vehicle-to-network), V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2G (vehicle-to-grid).

These systems serve a variety of the ever-changing demands of the automotive market, including road safety, traffic efficiency, and energy saving. It is expected that the vehicle market for V2X modules would reach a CAGR of 24 percent between 2015 and 2025.

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