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Seminar – Claude Gauthier
May 23 @ 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
May 23, 2019
lecture – 1:30pm
Host: Sneha Kasera
Advances in Automotive In-Vehicle Networking
The data communication network in cars is rapidly evolving from a collection of low-speed control busses operated below 1Mbps in the past to a high-performance data network to connect all sensors, processors, and actuators that are necessary to enable autonomous driving. Additional sensors like cameras, radars, lidars, and high-bandwidth radios change the required network architecture drastically, and drive the need-for-more-speed on individual links. Tight automotive requirements on emissions, robustness, and reliability have not changed though. Furthermore, the space and weight of cables are critical factors. These aspects bring new challenges compared to consumer market solutions. This has led to a whole new class of physical layer solutions, with 100Mbps single-pair PHY currently in production, 1Gbps ramping soon, and new PHY standards for 2.5-16Gbps in development. During this seminar we will present an overview of the relevant technologies, network topologies, and automotive design requirements.
Claude Gauthier received the B.E.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario in 1995, and the M.E.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1997 and 1999 respectively. He is currently the Director of Strategic Innovation for the Automotive Ethernet Solutions group at NXP Semiconductor. At NXP, he is responsible for evaluating the future in-vehicle networking architectures, and positioning the company’s semiconductor roadmap to enable them. Dr. Gauthier joined NXP following the company’s 2018 acquisition of OmniPHY, an Ethernet company he co-founded (and served as CTO of), from 2012-2018. OmniPHY delivered designs and intellectual property into the automotive, industrial, and consumer semiconductor markets, through three global design centers located in the US and India. Prior to OmniPHY, Dr. Gauthier held positions at Sun Microsystems, ATI, Prism Circuits, and MoSys. He has authored 12 publications, holds over 100 US patents, and is an IEEE 802.3 voter.