A2MAC1 Report: MIPI A-PHY-Based Technology Leads to Significant Reductions in Total System Cost
HOD HASHARON, Israel, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Valens (NYSE: VLN), a premier provider of high-speed connectivity solutions for the audio-video and automotive markets and the leading supplier of MIPI A-PHY-compliant chipsets, today announced that automotive benchmarking firm A2MAC1 has published a report showing significant cost saving opportunities for automotive OEMs using MIPI A-PHY-based technology.
Released in September 2020, MIPI A-PHY is the first standardized, asymmetric, long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface targeted for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS). A-PHY's primary mission is to transfer high-speed data between cameras , radars, LiDARs and their related ECUs.
A2MAC1 used a high sale-volume surround view system as a benchmark for a conventional proprietary solution and compared it with the MIPI A-PHY-based solution over Unshielded Twisted Pair cabling. The report found that there are significant cost savings available for OEMs if they deploy A-PHY-based chipsets such as those offered by Valens, primarily resulting from:
In total, the report found that using MIPI A-PHY-based chipsets for higher-resolution camera sensors and SerDes solutions would result in a total system cost reduction of up to 15%, relative to existing proprietary soltions. This includes a 63% reduction in wire harness and connector costs, which together form a significant portion of the total system cost. The report stated that there are further cost reduction opportunities for OEMs resulting from native integration of A-PHY into image sensors.
"MIPI A-PHY is the connectivity solution that will support advancements in ADAS," said Gideon Kedem, Valens SVP and Head of Automotive. "For a long time, we've known that A-PHY gives OEMs the highest bandwidth, the longest distance, and the lowest error rate – and today, thanks to this first-of-its-kind research by a 3rd-party benchmarking firm, we can add to that list another important metric – lowest total system cost."
"When comparing the costs of A-PHY based solutions with conventional solutions, there is a clear winner, and that's A-PHY," said Abhishek Gandhi, Cost Engineer at A2MAC1. "An industry switchover to A-PHY-based extension solutions could save real money – for OEMs and ultimately for consumers as well."
The Valens VA7000 chipset family is the first A-PHY compliant chipset and engineering samples will be available in Q4 2021.
Valens Investor Contacts:
Larry Clark, CFA
SOURCE Valens Semiconductor
Keynote Presentation - Open to all Badge Holders
We Only have 5 Senses, but Things have Sensors Galore
Brunch Served in IoT Evolution Expo #TECHSUPERSHOW Expo Hall