Circuit Protection for IVN
In-vehicle networking (IVN) is a communication infrastructure in the automotive environment used as a way to exchange information between various electronic components necessary for the full functionality of the vehicle. Today’s increasing electronic content in automotive is driving the need for higher bandwidth interfaces and as a result we are seeing the older LIN and CAN bus being augmented by FlexRay and Ethernet. FlexRay, in addition to being almost 10 times faster than CAN, adds a safety benefit with its reliable, fault tolerant protocol making it appealing to sensitive automotive applications in Powertrain and Safety. Ethernet, with its well understood protocol and high bandwidth feature, is seen as the next In-Vehicle network for automotive electronics.