Networks are a critical aspect of all modern vehicles because their design interconnects with embedded software and the electrical distribution system. As vehicle network complexity increases beyond recent predictions, a solution often mentioned is Automotive Ethernet— Ethernet-based networking specifically created for faster data communication for in-vehicle networking.
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The communication among ECUs has become more complex, and network throughput has grown in bandwidth with increased software functionality in cars. Ethernet-based communication offers high bandwidth and higher flexibility for integration with cloud services and consumer products. And while it may add a more complex set of standards and protocols, they are more scalable than specialized automotive networks with the same communication software used to make updates easier over time.
The information presented to the driver is of mixed-criticality— some are safety-related or legislated, while others are for the driver's comfort or convenience. The simultaneous need to give safety-related and non-safety-related information introduces requirements for processing and presenting such data and network design. Ethernet networks provide additional configuration options for the network designer. They can use different levels of protocols, methods, and elements to ensure that priority data, signals, and services are available promptly while allowing multiple types of data on the same physical network.
There are many benefits that automotive ethernet brings compared to traditional automotive communication protocols, but it must be adequately designed to embrace its potential fully. Additionally, OEMs have design rules and standards instructing the network design engineers which protections to use in system design scenarios. Siemens Capital solutions assist with setting up a design model, enabling consistency checks to guide the designer toward problems and making sure the networks are correct by design and consistently described in the software configuration outputs.
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