Introducing the Imagination Ethernet Packet Processor

In the automotive market, there is a growing demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which means vehicles are being equipped with ever more data-generating sensors and cameras. As the industry moves towards fully autonomous vehicles, these systems are steadily increasing in sophistication. Traditional automotive approaches to this data rate problem are wiring heavy and struggle to provide the bandwidth required cost-effectively and reliably. An ideal solution is Ethernet: which is an excellent and proven technology for high-bandwidth data applications. Into this world of rapidly increasing bandwidth and data transfer needs this in-depth paper presents the Imagination Ethernet Packet Processer (EPP) and explains why it is the optimal solution to meet the current and future networking demands of the automotive industry.