Electronic Design

MOST Group Celebrates 10 Years of Design and Development

The members of the MOST Cooperation will convene in Frankfurt, Germany on March 11th, 2008, to hold their tenth annual All Members Meeting. The international members of this organization, through which the leading automotive multimedia network--Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST)--is standardized, include the 16 leading carmakers and 78 of their premier suppliers. Said Dr. Christian Thiel, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation, "Within only 10 years, MOST has been accepted as the de-facto standard for multimedia and infotainment networking in the automotive industry, being implemented in 55 different car models worldwide, including the first Asian models from Toyota and Hyundai/Kia. Already, only one decade after the first sketch of the MOST ring structure, the third generation of the infotainment backbone with faster data rates of 150 Mbps is being standardized and robustness, quality and efficiency have been optimized." At the All Members Meeting the MOST Cooperation's Steering Committee will present a report of the current status of the technology followed by an outlook and roadmap for 2008. Individual members will then report on the challenges and success stories involved in making MOST systems a reality. A variety of car manufacturers and automotive suppliers will also showcase their latest products and designs during the accompanying exhibition. MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for but not restricted to use in cars. It enables transport of high quality of service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST offers transmission over Plastic Optical Fiber and Unshielded Twisted Pair copper physical layers under automotive conditions. MOST to date is used in over 55 car models and represents the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

TAGS: Automotive
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