Marvell becomes a founding promoter of NAV Alliance

SAN JOSE:–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance, announced that Marvell is joining the NAV Alliance as a promoter following the completion of its recent acquisition of Aquantia Corp.

The NAV Alliance brings together leading automotive manufacturers and technology providers to create an ecosystem for developing the next generation of in-vehicle network infrastructure. Marvell’s advancements in automotive Ethernet, add valued expertise to the NAV Alliance working groups. The company joins 14 other industry leaders in delivering the future of autonomous vehicles including founding members, Bosch, Continental, NVIDIA, and Volkswagen.

“The NAV Alliance is developing the platforms that will create the future of transportation and we believe that Multi-Gig Ethernet is at its core,” said Will Chu, vice president and general manager of the Automotive Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “We are excited to work alongside other industry leaders to accelerate the development of the innovations that will drive the automotive industry.”

“Marvell’s broad automotive Ethernet product portfolio, including its recently announced family of high-port count, ultra-low latency secure automotive switches with multi-gigabit routing throughput capabilities complements the depth and breadth of the technologies offered by other alliance members. I am pleased that our membership represents all the components necessary to support the in-vehicle network in future autonomous vehicles,” said Amir Bar-Niv, President of the NAV Alliance.

Marvell is an industry leader in the automotive Ethernet connectivity space and offers several networking components for autonomous driving functions including PHYs, controllers, and switches. The company’s inclusion in the NAV Alliance will enhance the efforts of the NAV Alliance technical working groups. The five NAV Alliance technical working groups are:

  • Protocol Encapsulation for Ethernet
  • System Controls and Management
  • 25G and 50G Automotive Ethernet PHY Specifications
  • Physical Layer System & Component Integration
  • EMC Requirements and Limits
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