Elektrobit firmware for faster Automotive Ethernet

  • November 30, 2021
  • William Payne

Automotive embedded electronics specialist Elektrobit has launched automotive Ethernet switch firmware to improve performance and security of in-vehicle networks. The EB zoneo SwitchCore is designed to make it easier for car makers and their suppliers to develop advanced, high-bandwidth automotive communications systems.

EB zoneo SwitchCore is firmware that adds a layer of intelligence to Automotive Ethernet switches that enables them to handle increasing network functions for scalability, safety and security of vehicles. It provides network management and security functions such as routing, gateways, firewalls and network intrusion detection and prevention systems.

“Working with Elektrobit to enhance our switches with their smart firmware provides car makers with a complete solution that gives them a big advantage in accelerating their time to market,” said Will Chu, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Business Unit, Marvell. “Our collaboration with Elektrobit will benefit the automotive industry where the cloud, carrier and vehicle networks work seamlessly together to enable the proliferation of smart, software-defined vehicles.”

“Our new EB zoneo product line addresses a key pain point for car makers. Adding innovative software to the advanced features in today’s Automotive Ethernet switches gives our customers the highest performance and widest range of functionality. Together, with our hardware partners, we’re ushering a new era of smart switches,” said Michael Robertson, Head of Product and Strategy Management, Elektrobit.

Elektrobit has also launched EB zoneo VSwitch, which enables the virtualisation of switch functionality inside of ECUs, maximising high-speed local communication. EB zoneo VSwitch connects multiple virtual machines/processor cores with each other and to a shared, single automotive Ethernet switch port.