Marvell High-Speed Ethernet Switch Software Achieves Automotive Certification

Marvell Technology Group, a semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, Calif., has been issued Automotive Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (ASPICE) Level 2 certification for its Ethernet switch software for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous drive vehicles.
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Marvell has been issued a certification for its Ethernet switch software for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles. // Image courtesy of Marvell Technology Group

Marvell Technology Group, a semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, Calif., has been issued Automotive Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (ASPICE) Level 2 certification for its Ethernet switch software for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous drive vehicles.

Developed by a combination of special interest groups within the automotive industry, the ASPICE certification addresses the specific software development needs of the automotive world. To achieve this certification, Marvell improved its software development capabilities over the past three years.

“Our achievement of ASPICE Level 2 reflects Marvell’s commitment to providing our customers with industry proven, high-performing, innovative automotive platforms,” says Will Chu, vice president and general manager of Marvell’s Automotive Business Unit at Marvell. “At a higher level, our multi-year investments are positioning Marvell to become the leader in the automotive Ethernet connectivity market and accelerate the future of intelligent driving.”

Marvell’s family of automotive switches offer multi-gigabit routing throughput capabilities enabling clustering of safety critical sensor data in an ADAS and data transfer over highspeed host uplink.

The company says the multi-gig Ethernet switches have been purpose-built to address the increasing risk cybercrime represents to the automotive industry. The new solutions are designed with a robust level of security features.

“Marvell is driving networking innovations with advanced solutions in connectivity, compute and storage, as modern vehicles transition into data centers on wheels,” says Chu. “Specifically, with the introduction of our breakthrough switch portfolio, we’re enabling the capture of enormous amounts of real-time data from multiple sources.”

Ian Riches, vice president of the Strategy Analytics, a global automotive research practice, says, “In order for autonomous driving to shift from a vision to reality, it’s imperative that the safety critical information underpinning its success is transferred and processed at high speed throughout the network. Current systems are falling short of what the industry needs.  However, the new high-port multi-gigabit switches from Marvell represent significant steps towards providing the bandwidth and robustness required to help make fully autonomous driving a reality.”

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