SMSC launches ethernet controller for onboard diagnostics & telematics

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SMSC, a leading semiconductor company that provides Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity solutions, has launched the LAN89218, its first TrueAuto™ high-performance single-chip 10/100 Ethernet controller.

This device is designed specifically to meet the high reliability standards required by automotive applications such as on-board diagnostics or fast software download interfaces for central gateway and telematics modules, navigation systems, radio head units and connectivity devices.

The LAN89218 offers increased access speed for diagnostics and software downloads over traditionally slower speed interfaces typically used to interface to the vehicle today. Using the LAN89218 high-performance Ethernet interface within today’s complex vehicle electrical systems packed full with user functional content can help diagnose issues faster, lower software maintenance time and ultimately bring greater satisfaction to the consumer through shorter repair times and lower cost.

Read press release here.



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