Automotive Wireless

Enabling constant connectivity in the car of tomorrow

Automotive Wireless

For some time now, consumers have been looking to their cars to provide access to information and entertainment options.  While Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have been widely deployed in vehicles for infotainment applications, automotive wireless communication is becoming so much more.  Enabling telematics, Wi-Fi gateways and V2V/ V2I connections for the connected car, keyless entry and vehicle location, connectivity is going beyond entertainment.

Marvell is enabling constant connectivity in the car with a complete product portfolio of AEC-Q100 qualified wireless automotive connectivity solutions.
 

The 88W8987xA Family

The Marvell® 88W8987xA family of automotive wireless SoCs is a highly integrated IEEE 802.11ac(wave2)/ IEEE 802.11p transceiver and Bluetooth 5 single-chip foot print compatible combo solution, specifically designed to support the speed, reliability, and quality requirements of 1609.x/Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE)/Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) systems, In-vehicle Infotainment systems and secure wireless Gateway systems. It also supports Wireless Location Services (WLS) via its support of technologies like 802.11mc and BLE AoA/AoD opening several new use cases in automotive.

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Avastar 88W8897A

The Marvell 88W8897 system-on-a-chip (SoC) is the industry’s first 802.11ac chip to combine Bluetooth 4.2, mobile MIMO, transmit beamforming, and built-in support for for all screen projection technologies gaining momentum in automotive. It continues to support multiple Wi-Fi interfaces via Marvell’s innovative virtual dual-MAC architecture. It supports 2 or 3 antenna configurations giving system designers the ultimate flexibility in their design of IVI, Telematics or wireless Gateway solutions. 

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Avastar 88W8887A

The Marvell Avastar 88W887 builds on top of the feature-rich and robust software architecture of earlier generations of Marvell’s automotive-grade products and provides a seamless upgrade path to cutting-edge technologies, such as 11ac 1X1 VHT for support of all screen projection technologies gaining momentum in automotive. A virtual dual-MAC implementation allows for support of these demanding use cases even when multiple wireless interfaces are required giving system designers ultimate flexibility.  

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