New Technology Backgrounder From Fujitsu Microelectronics Describes the Advantages of the 1394 Automotive Standard for In-Vehicle Networks



    
    Details on New MB88395 Controller for 1394 Automotive Networking
Applications

    
    SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6 /CNW/ -- Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
(FMA) today published a new technology backgrounder entitled "How the 1394
Automotive Network Simplifies Infotainment Delivery."

    The new backgrounder describes the 1394 Automotive standard, which
provides the bandwidth, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and technological
features to satisfy requirements for infotainment networking. The new Fujitsu
1394 Automotive controller incorporates all the advantages that IEEE 1394
brings to the automotive world, while providing a wealth of added
functionality that simplifies system integration and minimizes costs.

    The backgrounder begins by comparing the three leading contenders for
automotive infotainment networking--1394 Automotive, Media Oriented System
Transport (MOST), and Gigabit Ethernet--and outlines some of the tradeoffs
involved in selecting a networking technology. The paper then describes the
new Fujitsu MB88395, a single-chip controller IC that complies with
IEEE-1394-2008. As the world's first 1394 Automotive controller for HD video
in-vehicle networks, the chip integrates PHY/Link, 800 Mbps bus speeds and
built-in SmartCODEC compression.

    "This new technology backgrounder highlights the advantages of the 1394
Automotive standard by providing a good analysis of three competing in-vehicle
networking technologies," said Akio Nezu, senior manager of product marketing,
Automotive Business Group at Fujitsu Microelectronics. "At the heart of these
comparisons is the single-chip Fujitsu 1394 Automotive controller -- the
MB88395 -- which opens up an enormous variety of opportunities for
infotainment systems for today and tomorrow."
    

    For a copy of the technology backgrounder, visit
    
    http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/edevices/microelectronics/1394/whitepa
per/tb_ 1394info.html
    

    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

    
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and
services for the wireless, automotive, consumer, and other markets throughout
North and South America. For more product information, please visit the
company's web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/1394 or address e-mail to
inquiry@fma.fujitsu.com.

    All product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
    



    




For further information:

For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc., +1-408-737-5647, eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com; or Dick Davies of
IPRA, +1-415-652-7515, ipra@mindspring.com, for Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc. Web Site: http://www.fma.fujitsu.com

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