Autotalks Introduces World’s First Vehicle-to-Vehicle VLSI

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Milestone achievement enables V2V series production in 2015 model year

Autotalks today announced that it has released world’s first VLSI for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. The VLSI, dubbed “CRATON”, is the result of several years of working very closely with leading OEMs and Tier 1s, and was developed based on the stringent performance and quality requirements of vehicle-to-vehicle communication safety applications. Autotalks is showcasing the CRATON at the 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna (Booth P24) on October 23rd- October 26th, 2012.

Together with Autotalks' PLUTON, advanced RFIC transceiver, it forms a comprehensive, automotive grade, VLSI solution enabling OEMs' deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle in 2015 model year.

Autotalks' unique technology, proven in extensive lab and field tests, is now available as a cost-effective small-size integrated VLSI device. CRATON includes a dual-channel modem that can concurrently support two independent channels or one channel with optimal antenna diversity. Longest communication range is measured for fast moving vehicles and in presence of obstructions.

CRATON’s security performance is unprecedented. All received packets are authenticated at minimal and fixed latency. Alternative solutions are obliged to select vehicles for authentication, potentially missing safety alerts. Those solutions store packets inside a FIFO before authentication, significantly increasing latency.

CRATON supports worldwide operation, following IEEE802.11p, IEEE1609, ETSI ITS and Japan ARIB STD-T109 specifications. Autotalks provides a complete communication software stack for all geographies, along with rich and flexible API for application development.

“CRATON introduction fills a major gap in the emerging vehicle-to-vehicle market. It is the first solution satisfying all requirements without compromises" said Nir Sasson, CEO of Autotalks. “OEMs and Tier1s selection of CRATON toward series production shows the acknowledgment of CRATON superior performance, solution completeness and Automotiveautomotive certification.”

CRATON is manufactured by Fujitsu Semiconductors, and is scheduled to obtain AEC-Q100 qualification. CRATON supports wide temperature range of -40º to +85ºC. CRATON samples will be made available to selected customers in December 2012. CRATON development platform will be available at early 2013. The platform is delivered with applications for real-time performance measurement and analysis to simplify field tests.

"Autotalks fulfils its commitment to provide cost-effective high-quality VLSI to vehicle-to-vehicle communication market with the introduction of CRATON." said Nir Sasson, CEO of Autotalks

About Autotalks Ltd
Autotalks is the world's leading developer of integrated vehicle-to-vehicle communication processors. The company's products provide OEMs and Tier1s with a complete and comprehensive vehicle-to-vehicle communication solution, at high communication and information reliability, while maintaining size, power and cost efficiency. Autotalks Ltd is a privately held company and funded by Gemini Israel Funds, Magma Venture Partners and Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd.

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