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Molex, Aquantia Partner in Name of Multi-Gigabit Automotive Ethernet


January 15, 2018

The multi-gigabit Ethernet era is upon us. And with the network taking center stage in this phase of network modernization multi-gigabit Ethernet is no longer optional. Especially as we ease into the age of the IoT, smart buildings and connected cars, this future-forward reality relies on connectivity and data bandwidth.


Recently, Aquantia and Molex announced a partnership, which put Aquantia Multi-Gigabit Automotive Ethernet tech in a Molex 10 Gbps Automotive Ethernet Network, and is aimed at lending a boost to data bandwidth in autonomous and connected cars. The newly minted pairing put its efforts on display at CES, offering a vision of what the IoT era has in store.

 “The collaboration with Aquantia supports fast, reliable connectivity to keep data flowing smoothly and securely within a vehicle and beyond to the cloud,” said Bill Fitzer, vice president and general manager, connected mobility solutions, Molex. “Our 10 Gbps Ethernet platform delivers seamless end-to-end V2X connectivity and superior signal integrity in intelligent vehicles and autonomous driving.”

Molex is maneuvering for a future filled with connected and autonomous cars by bringing Aquantia multi-gigabit Ethernet technology on board. With the Aquantia chip in place, a secure base for an in-vehicle network capable of transporting massive amounts of data between Electronic Control Units (ECUs) is now ready to support the incoming barrage.

The 10Gbps Automotive Ethernet Network from Moles supports both legacy and up-and-coming technologies in order to enable user-friendly integration to gain the capabilities of diagnostics over IP (DoIP) as well as software and firmware updates.

“Automotive manufacturers are on the frontline of the Multi-Gig Ethernet revolution. We are pleased to work with Molex at a system level to provide a 10 Gbps in-vehicle network that will enable automotive manufacturers to bring the next level of autonomous driving to market,” Kamal Dalmia, senior vice president of marketing and sales, Aquantia Corp.

The multi-gigabit movement is underway, either embrace the evolution or enjoy a view from the sidelines. The choice is yours.

Is your network moving at multi-gigabit speeds?




Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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