Autotalks unveiled the World’s First Vehicle-to-Vehicle complete VLSI
5 November, 2012
It forms a comprehensive, automotive grade, VLSI solution enabling deployment of V2V vehicles in 2015 model year. Samples will be made available to selected customers in December 2012
Autotalks, a small startup company from Kfar Netter, Israel, announced that it has released the world’s first VLSI for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. The solution called CRATON. It is the result of several years of working very closely with leading OEMs and and was developed based on the stringent quality requirements of vehicle-to-vehicle communication safety applications. Autotalks showed the CRATON at the 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, in late October.
Together with Autotalks’ PLUTON, advanced RFIC transceiver, it forms a comprehensive, automotive grade, VLSI solution enabling deployment of V2V vehicles in 2015 model year. “CRATON fills a major gap in the emerging V2V market. It is the first solution satisfying all requirements without compromises”, said Nir Sasson, CEO of Autotalks.
CRATON is manufactured by Fujitsu Semiconductors, and is scheduled to obtain AEC-Q100 qualification. It supports wide temperature range of -40º to +85ºC. Samples will be made available to selected customers in December 2012. CRATON development platform will be available at early 2013. The platform is delivered with applications for real-time performance measurement and analysis to simplify field tests.
The VLSI device includes a dual-channel modem that can concurrently support two independent channels or one channel with optimal antenna diversity. All received packets are authenticated at minimal and fixed latency. CRATON supports worldwide operation, following IEEE802.11p, IEEE1609, ETSI ITS and Japan ARIB STD-T109 specifications. Autotalks provides a complete communication software stack for all geographies, along with rich and flexible API for application development.
Autotalks Ltd is a privately held company and funded by Gemini Israel Funds, Magma Venture Partners and Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd.