Freescale launches new SABRE for Auto Infotainment system

Freescale Semiconductor has launched its new SABRE for Auto Infotainment system.

The new hardware / software development system enables Ethernet connectivity for infotainment, instrument cluster, camera telematics and rear seat entertainment designs.

The new solution will support real-time data transport throughout the vehicle and replace digital technologies and other alternatives. Freescale’s new SABRE for Auto Infotainment system helps automotive OEMs and their Tier One suppliers create and deploy automotive multimedia systems addressing the IoT world.

Freescale said the new SABRE (Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering) for Auto Infotainment (AI) development system leverages Freescale’s i.MX 6 series applications processors to speed and simplify Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) deployment.

The system helps connect onboard multimedia nodes using automotive-grade Ethernet components and is optimized for hardware / software integration.

This apart, Freescale has introduced automotive-grade AVB Ethernet software stacks engineered to work seamlessly with the development system’s hardware for a truly comprehensive solution.

“In the Internet of Things era, infotainment’s primary role is to intelligently connect the car and all of its subsystems to the driver and passengers’ world — enriching the driving experience and enhancing the safety of the vehicle,” said Dan Loop, automotive business development manager for Freescale’s MCU group.

In addition, the development system saves OEMs hardware system cost and cabling weight by leveraging Ethernet AVB using 2-wire CAN cabling to replace expensive connectivity technologies. SABRE AI supports both 100 Mbps automotive Ethernet physical interfaces as well as multi-port switches to allow customers to design for their specific needs.

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