Issue: Oct 2008


MOST Cooperation Presents MOST50 Allowing Electrical Implementations



by James Hilton

MOST Cooperation Presents MOST50 Allowing Electrical Implementations

Karlsruhe (Germany) 20th October 2008 - The MOST Cooperation - the organization through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized - will present a MOST50 demo at the Society of Automotive Engineering's (SAE) Convergence show in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The MOST50 demonstration will be shown on October 20 to 22, 2008, in booth 913 in the Cobo Center. MOST50 is already on the road in several car models.

Compared to the first generation, MOST25, the bandwidth is doubled and the flexibility of sharing the bandwidth between synchronous (streaming) and asynchronous data has been increased through a dynamic boundary between both frame segments.

The most significant feature of MOST50 is that it uses an electrical physical layer instead of plastic optical fiber (POF). The "MOST Specification of Electrical Physical Layer 1V1" is a key specification that the Cooperation offers its partners and members. It enables data transmission over an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) of copper wires while meeting stringent automotive electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The MOST50 Technology has been in production at a major Japanese carmaker since 2007.

About MOST Technology

MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fiber or electrical unshielded or shielded twisted pair wire physical layers, that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today MOST is used in over 60 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation

The MOST Cooperation is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 75 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Harman/Becker and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com  


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