Automotive High Speed Communication Technologies

SerDes and Ethernet for Sensor and Display Applications
Copyright: January 2023
ISBN: 9783446469181
Hardcover: 440 pages
$109.99 (US)

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Introduction and Background

The Automotive Use Cases
The Automotive Environment
The Electromagnetic Environment in Cars
The Automotive Channel
Automotive SerDes Technologies
High-Speed (HS) Automotive Ethernet
Related Standards and Protocols
Test and Qualification


The demands for processing power, software, and communication are continuously increasing; in all industries and also in the automotive one. In vehicles, the need for higher data rates is driven by more electronic functions in general, but especially by ever more potent (camera) sensors, displays, and high performance ECUs.

This book provides a holistic view on new SerDes and Ethernet high-speed communication solutions for cars. It addresses core physical components such as cables, connectors, or PCB design, as well as physical layer processing, use-case-specific protocols, and the use cases as such. It is important to the authors not only to explain the technologies, but also to provide context and background in respect to various technical choices. The intent is to help readers understand the current eco-system end-to-end, whether they are new to the automotive industry or experts who want to deepen their understanding on specific items, whether they are working for a car manufacturer directly or any of the suppliers, whether they are already involved or evaluating to get involved.

This is the first book to address the following topics:

- the >10 Gbps Automotive Ethernet technologies IEEE 802.3cy and IEEE 802.3cz
- asymmetric Ethernet
- the new automotive SerDes Standard, the ASA Motion Link
- the MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions ( MASS )
- power supply over coaxial data cables
- design for testability in an automotive context

Author Info:

Matheus, K.

Kirsten Matheus joined BMW in 2009, and is responsible for the timely availability of standardized communication technologies within BMW. In this role she established “Automotive Ethernet” as an in-car networking technology within the automotive industry. The respective book, which she co-authored with Thomas Königseder on the topic, is well-known in the industry. Her responsibilities today comprise the project lead for and standardization of Automotive SerDes. 

Kaindl, M.

Michael Kaindl joined BMW in 1990, and has worked with in-vehicle communication technologies ever since. He started with the first UART-based communication technologies, and worked on all major networking technologies such as LIN, CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet. Today, he is responsible for the physical layer of the high speed communication technologies Ethernet and SerDes within BMW.