SerDes / APIX3

The third generation of APIX – APIX3 is targeting to address the enhanced requirements for Infotainment and Cockpit architectures in the car. Those architectures are supporting multiple, automotive UHD resolution in car displays, based on latest and future generations of high performance SoC.

The new APIX3 technology supports transmission at up to 6Gbps over one shielded twisted pair (STP) cable and up to 12Gbps over a quad twisted pair (QTP) connection. This means that APIX3 supports video with HD and Ultra HD displays.

By supporting different cable media – STP, QTP and coaxial – APIX3 reduces the cost of cables to automotive manufacturers, OEMs and tier 1 suppliers. It provides scalable bandwidth, which means it can be used from entry level to high end systems.

APIX3 provides a number of unique features for in-car video. Firstly, it enables the transmission of multiple video channels on one connection, thus supporting advanced cockpit architectures. It also supports 100 Mbit Ethernet and other popular serial interface protocols. Finally, APIX3 provides advanced diagnostic capabilities, including cable monitoring for preventive detection of cable degradation.

The new APIX3 technology is backward compatible with APIX2. It provides full duplex communication channels, and an active equalizer to automatically adjust to transmission lines individually, thus allowing plug and play connectivity. It also provides compensation for cable aging and temperature. APIX3 supports safety-relevant (ISO26262) applications, and meets automotive EMI and robustness requirements.

Hawyang & APIX

Hawyang has been working closely with Inova since the late 1990s and is currently representing Inova and its APIX products in the Greater China. With its robust engineering team, Hawyang also provides technical supports to needed customers in the region.

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