Back to the roots: As at the first Automotive Ethernet Congress (AEC) eight years ago, the focus of this year's event on June 1 and 2, 2022 in Munich was once again on the physical interface (PHY) for the transmission of Ethernet in cars. More than 750 attendees, speakers and exhibitors met over two days to discuss this and many other topics related to Automotive Ethernet. The program consisted of more than 25 presentations, three workshops and a dedicated plugfest for the 10BASE-T1S standard. In addition, there was a large exhibition area with 29 exhibitors.
After keynotes from BMW, Stellantis, Marvell and Denso, the first day focused on the two topics EE architecture and TSN. On the second day, new PHY techniques such as OFDM or asymmetric Ethernet were presented and discussed in a panel discussion. Afterwards the topics AUTOSAR and Security were on the agenda. Finally, the results of the Plugfest were presented.
The next Automotive Ethernet Congress is expected to take place at the end of March 2023.
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The foundation for this success are the automotive environment suitable physical layer (PHY) technologies. Their number has also increased, supporting different speedgrades and media. 100 Mbps electrical and 1 Gbps electrical and optical Ethernet can be found in series production cars today. First products for 10 Mbps and up to 10 Gbps Automotive Ethernet are being tested for the next generation cars. Standardization projects are ongoing for even higher data rates.
This event honors the importance of PHY technologies by – for the first time in the history of Automotive Ethernet – facilitating a plugfest for 10 Mbps/10BASE-T1S PHYs. Furthermore, the panel discussion is dedicated to the potential of new PHY variants. Naturally, the event additionally covers the complete range of aspects important for Automotive Ethernet like TSN, testing, software, security, architecture, with keynotes from car manufacturers and Tier 1s.
Dr. Kirsten Matheus
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.Website
"A big applause to the organizers! One of the best digital conferences I have participated during this pandemic. The content and topics were excellent, like previous years. The platform was outstanding, which made the digital experience a very smooth one." Dr. Ahmed Majeed Khan, Siemens Digital Industries Software
"AEC always provides the latest technology updates of IVNs and perfect platform to meet ecosystem partners. Even with the Digital event this year, the event platform had all the facilities to keep the participants and presenters interact well." Nagaramya Jayagopal, Intel Deutschland GmbH
"The Automotive Ethernet Congress has not been just an event, from its year one it has been a place to harness the automotive ethernet ecosystem. Here the stakeholders can interact and learn the pros and cons of the technology, validation challenges for the technology in the ecosystem." Avik Bhattacharya, Sr. Product Manager, Keysight.
“This all-digital version of the Automotive Ethernet Congress was able to assemble the industry experts to engage and discuss the status and future of the In-Vehicle network, like for example new Safety and Security requirements in zonal EE architecture.” Günter Sporer, Director of Marketing, Systems and Applications Automotive Ethernet Solutions, NXP Semiconductors
"A very focused and interesting event. Organized perfectly bridging the gap between "virtual" and "on-site" almost perfectly."
"Perfect platform for Automotive Ethernet industry's experts to get together and exchange information."