Semiconductor chip maker STMicroelectronics and Valens joined hands to develop HDBaseT Automotive as a better wired connectivity solution in automotives.
Valens HDBaseT enables transmission of ultra-high-definition video & audio, Ethernet, controls, and USB and also source a power of 100W using a single cable, which can be used up to a distance of 100 m/328 ft.To eliminate a cluster of cables, HDBaseT uses single cable for multiple data.
HDBaseT automotive is better alternative for in-vehicle connectivity with 6Gbps through-put and is used to transmit infotainment data, road safety data, and automotive-control content across the vehicle using low-cost infrastructure and also this data is transmitted or communicated at near zero latency.
Valens is the inventor of HDBaseT and founder of the HDBaseT Alliance. By joining this alliance STMicroelectronics says it will contribute extensive design and manufacturing experience and know-how in compliance with the strict automotive quality and reliability requirements.
“As Valens meets significant milestones in our vision to optimize in-vehicle connectivity, we are excited to welcome ST as our major partner in pursuing this goal. ST will help us accelerate the introduction of HDBaseT Automotive to the market,” said Dror Jerushalmi, CEO, Valens.
“With long leadership in serving the Automotive industry and Smart Driving as one of our key focus areas, we can see the potential of HDBaseT Automotive as a high-throughput, low-latency, low-cost technology. That’s why we are excited to be part of this project to help Valens bring the HDBaseT Automotive technology and devices to the market, with the highest levels of quality and reliability expected,” said Fabio Marchio, Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Digital division, STMicroelectronics.
Some of the other members in the group includes, GM, LG, SAMSUNG and SONY PICTURES.