Rising Demand for Multi-Core Microcontrollers (MCUs) and Automotive Ethernet Chips in Evolving E/E Architectures
DUBLIN, Nov. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Intelligent Vehicle E/E Architecture Research Report, 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of automotive Electronic/Electrical Architecture (EEA), significant transformations are on the horizon. The automotive industry is witnessing a paradigm shift towards central computing architectures with functional logics centralized in one central controller.
This shift is being driven by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who are pushing the boundaries of EEA planning. The year 2023-2023 is poised to be a pivotal moment for mass-producing the next-generation "quasi-central computing + zone" architecture.
The "quasi-central computing + zone" architecture encompasses several key types:
Under the zonal architecture, Multi-Core Microcontrollers (MCUs) with high performance are in demand to meet the growing computing needs.
In the future central integrated E/E architecture, communication between the central processing unit and zonal controllers takes place via Ethernet, while zonal controllers communicate with sub-ECUs, sensors, and actuators through CAN/LIN bus. This shift necessitates more powerful MCUs in zonal controllers, enabling the integration of multiple ECU functions.
The Demand for Automotive Ethernet PHY and Switch Chips:
The adoption of zonal architecture fuels a surge in demand for automotive Ethernet PHY and switch chips, resulting in price fluctuations. These chips are integral components of the automotive Ethernet interface circuit, with MAC controllers integrated into the main MCU for some vendors like Infineon. The global Ethernet switch/PHY chip market size is anticipated to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2028, with each vehicle requiring 2-4 Ethernet switch chips and 2-4 PHY chips on average.
Emerging Technologies and Market Dynamics:
The Evolution of Vehicle Operating Systems:
As E/E architecture evolves, the underlying vehicle operating systems undergo significant changes. Adaptive AUTOSAR introduces a service-oriented architecture (SOA) suitable for high-computing System-on-Chips (SoCs). GAC's X-Soul architecture and Huawei's iDVP intelligent digital base are examples of SOAs that streamline interfaces, modularize software, atomize functions, and enable remote configuration.
The automotive industry is at the forefront of technological advancements, with EEA developments driving innovation in supply chain deployment. Stay tuned for further updates on these transformative trends.
Key Topics Covered:
1 Summary of E/E Architecture Updates of OEMS
2 E/E Architecture of Emerging Automakers
3 E/E Architecture of Independent Brands
4 E/E Architecture of Foreign Brands
5 Supply Chain Deployments under Automotive E/E Architecture Updates
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