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Automotive Ethernet Seminar---key to autonomous driving and connected cars

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Automotive Ethernet---key to autonomous driving and connected cars

“Automotive Ethernet will be on every vehicle”
As many auto manufacturers are adopting Automotive Ethernet to their cars recently, this statement is no longer an exaggeration. The move to adopt it was begun by BMW in 2013, it firstly spread to European manufactures such as Jaguar and Volkswagen, and later to Japanese manufactures like Nissan. The auto manufactures which adopt Automotive Ethernet will increase further in 2019 and beyond.

Compared to current in-vehicle LAN systems, Automotive Ethernet has features like higher speed and larger capacity data transmission. Using it is becoming indispensable to realize autonomous driving which requires flow of much data from sensor. On the other hand, many countries will roll out 5G network commercially this year and next. The features of 5G network are ultra-high-speed, ultra-low-latency and ultra-large-capacity. In order to make full use of these features in autonomous vehicle and connected cars, it is impossible to draw a scenario without Automotivee Ethernet.

For example, by connecting car to external crowd network through 5G network, safety in autonomous driving will improve and passengers will be able to enjoy new services using 4K/8K high-definition video and virtual reality in a car. By deploying automobile network using Ethernet, all the data can be sent and received with internet protocol (IP) and connectivity to more services and devices would be drastically improved. Passengers will no longer need to put up with using various services even if they are boarding cars.

Once realizing “Plug and Play” in future, you will be able to download and update vehicle’s functions and services from outside network just like you do it for your smartphone app. At that time, ever evolving new mobility platform will emerge. It will require huge amount of “humans, goods and money” put into it.

Therefore, at this conference, we will give lectures by inviting renowned lecturers who are active in the forefront from inside and outside Japan, including major automotive and auto parts manufactures, on trend in next-generation vehicle networks focusing Automotive Ethernet.

Also, companies working on Automotive Ethernet will show you the latest demonstration in the exhibition space. After the first day program, we will hold a reception where you can share in-depth knowledge and information with other attendants. We look forward to your participation.


Title Automotive Ethernet Seminar---key to autonomous driving and connected cars
Dates & Time
June 5th(Wed.)(First day) 10:30-17:35 <open10:00>
(17:50-19:30 Reception)
June 6th(Thrs.)(Second day) 9:30-17:30 <open9:00>
Venue Dojima River Forum (Osaka・Fukushima-ku)
1-17, 1-chome, Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, 553-0003, JapanMAP ↗
Registration Fee 2days Ticket: 74,800 JPY
Organizer Nikkei Electronics / Nikkei Automotive
Supported by JASPAR
Sponsorship Broadcom, GAILOGIC, Granite River Labs, KDPOF, MARUBUN CORPORATION, Marvell Semiconductor, Microchip Technology, NXP Semiconductors, Realtek Semiconductor, Rohde & Schwarz, TOYO Corporation, Vector, Winbond Electronics


Day1 - June 5th(Wed.)10:30-17:55 <open10:00> (18:10-19:50 Reception) *Time is scheduled.
10:30 - 10:50
The Latest Activity of Next Generation High Speed Network Working Group of JASPAR
 Mr.Hideki Goto

Mr.Hideki Goto
JASPAR Chair of Next Generation High-Speed Network WG (Toyota Motor Corporation Group Manager Vehicle Network Development Dept. Electronics control system Development Div.)

JASPAR has been working on development of core technologies for Automotive Ethernet and standardization. In this section, the latest activity of JASPAR working group will be introduced.

10:55 - 11:35
Trends in IEEE 802.1 standards on automotive Ethernet for autonomous driving
Dr. Yoshihiro Ito

Dr. Yoshihiro Ito
Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology Department of Computer Science
Associate Professor

In these days, the adoption of the automotive Ethernet, which is the strongest candidate for an automotive network, is in progress now. In order to guarantee Quality of Service (QoS), such as low latency, no congestion loss and high priority, over an automotive Ethernet, we must also consider some data-link layer protocol. Currently, the most practical protocol suites are discussed as IEEE 802.1 standards. The speaker explains an abstract of the IEEE 802.1 and introduces its trend.

Yoshihiro Ito received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1991, 1993, and 2002, respectively. From 1993 to 2001, he was with KDDI. In 2001, he joined Nagoya Institute of Technology, in which he is now an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering. His research interests include assessment of QoS/QoE and QoS control. Dr. Ito is a member of IEEE, IEICE and Information Processing Society of Japan.

11:40 - 12:20
IEEE802.3 trend with Automotive Ethernet
Mr. Yasuaki Kawatsu

Mr. Yasuaki Kawatsu
APRESIA Systems,Ltd.
Technology Development Dept. Advanced Technology Div.

In IEEE802.3, where Ethernet has been developed, slower speed communication technologies have been developed to be applicable for new market, application as new trend, as well as high speed Ethernet recently. As one of the new applications, Ethernet for Automotive has been started its development from 2012 and still some are being discussed actively. In this section, IEEE802 trend history will be introduced.

Joined Hitachi-Cable, Ltd in 2002, and working as hardware designer for Large Chassis type communication equipment. since 2007, as started U.S working assignment, participating IEEE802.3 meeting, joined 100Gb/s Ethernet and many other Project until today. Currently working for APRESIA Systems, spin-off from Hitachi Group 2 years ago and still network device supplier for widely from Carrier to Enterprise, to develop market using new Ethernet Technologies.

12:20 - 13:30

Lunch Break.

13:30 - 14:10
The latest status of in-vehicle technical study in JASPAR
Mr. Yoshifumi Hotta

Mr. Yoshifumi Hotta
JASPAR Next Generation High-Speed Network WG
(Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Information Technology R&D Center, Embedded Network Technology Dept. Industrial Network Architecture Group)

Following to the trends represented by C.A.S.E, it is expected that new in-vehicle equipment will generate and transmit a large amount of real time data, and new services which consume them in and outside the vehicle will prevail. To realize this trends, in-vehicle Ethernet studies and deployments are in progress because of its high-bandwidth capability and affinity with the Internet. In this talk, the latest in-vehicle Ethernet study status in JASPAR will be reported.

Yoshifumi Hotta is head researcher of Mitsubishi Electric information technology R & D center. Since 2013 he started researches for communication system for such as in-vehicle, Industrial automation, and railway and engaged in standardization for real time communication system both in IEEE and IEC. Prior to engage in industrial Ethernet, he engaged R & D for Ethernet and optical fiber subscriber communication system since 1999. He got a master degree for applied physics at graduate school of engineering, Tohoku University. He is IEEE, IEICE member and IEC expert.

14:15 - 14:55
Vector Automotive Ethernet Solution
Mr. Junichi Takemoto

Mr. Junichi Takemoto
Vector Japan Co.,Ltd.
Network Development /Team Leader

The automotive Ethernet development has been in fully in progress, with the increasing introduction of in-vehicle Ethernet in order to meet the advanced and new demands such as electrification of vehicle, autonomous driving, and connected car. We introduce Vector Automotive Ethernet solution supporting various requirements for the development and testing.

15:00 - 15:40
Denso's Automotive Ethernet Technology for Future Architecture
Mr, Kaku Yoshifumi

Mr. Yoshifumi Kaku
Basis Electronics R&D Div. Vehicle Network System R&D Dept.

Accordingly, technology development of ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) and Connected cars are accelerating to improve safety and convenience of automotive in recent years. Our future E/E architecture will respond to sophistication of vehicle electric system.
DENSO believes that Ethernet application range will be expanding including backbone. It is the protocol that fulfills a very important role. I will introduce our approach of the In-Vehicle Ethernet development corresponding to the future architecture.

16:10 - 16:50
Architecture Changes Driving the Requirement for 10Gbps Networking Technology
Mr. Christopher Mash

Mr. Christopher Mash
Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
Senior Director Automotive Applications and Product Definition

Automotive Ethernet has come a long way since the introduction of automotive single pair Ethernet; in fact the first IEEE802.3 Call for Interest (CFI) for an automotive specific PHY occurred in 2012. Since then we have IEEE 802.3 Automotive Ethernet PHY projects covering speeds from 10 Mb/s to 10 Gb/s. This thirst for bandwidth and speed of the adoption shows a fundamental shift in the networking topologies and applications that have been enabled by the adoption of Ethernet.
In comparison, traditional multi-pair IEEE 802.3 Ethernet PHYs took almost 35 years to move from 10 Mb/s to 25 Gb/s. The expectation is the automotive industry will accomplish this in less than 10 years.
As an industry, we stand on the cusp of two major radical architecture and application cases that already require more than 10 Gb/s of bandwidth.
In order to support this requirement, we recently led a Call for Interest at the IEEE802.3 Plenary in Vancouver to build consensus for Beyond 10 Gb/s Automotive Ethernet Electrical PHYs that resulted in the successful formation of the IEEE 802.3 Greater than 10 Gb/s Automotive Ethernet Electrical PHYs Study Group.
This presentation will provide an overview of the architecture changes and applications that have driven the requirement for higher bandwidth.

Christopher Mash is the Senior Director of Automotive Applications and Product Definition at Marvell Semiconductor. He has been involved with Automotive Ethernet for the past 12 years and has been working in the Ethernet field for the last 25 years. During that time, he has taken over 300 designs from the concept phase through design, test and into high volume production. He has been active within the IEEE802.3bp 1000BASE-T1 task force, IEEE802.3bw 100BASE-T1 task force, IEEE802.3ch task force, IEEE802.1 AVB/TSN groups and AVNU and recently led the IEEE Call for Interest for beyond 10Gbps Automotive Ethernet PHY. Mr. Mash holds a BEng Honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Southampton University and holds Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

16:55 - 17:35
Virtualization for Automotive Ethernet Switch
Mr. Gary Lee

Mr. Gary Lee
Realtek Semiconductor

Number of ECU used in car are increased rapidly with more and more new technologies and new features adopted in cars. In this talk we will examine the development trend of E/E architecture and introduce why virtualization technology is a solution for the future. We will take an automotive Ethernet switch as an example to explain how does the virtualization work and what are the design concerns.

CHIA LIN (Gary), LEE is senior product/project manager of automotive business unit in Realtek. He is in charge of Japan and NAFTA automotive project development in Realtek. Mr. Lee holds a master degree of computer science in National Chiao Tung University.

17:50 - 19:30
*After the seminar on the first day, we will hold a reception.
Day2 - June 6th(Thrs.)9:30-17:20 <open9:00> *Time is scheduled.
9:30 - 10:30
Chances and challenges when developing an Ethernet Vehicle
Kirsten Matheus

Dr. Kirsten Matheus
Networking Technologies
Senior Expert

Automotive Ethernet has the chance to change the way we develop cars and optimally support new business models in a truly digitized world. However, such changes are huge and pose challenges on various levels. This presentation gives some insight on the technical challenges, the marketing challenges, and the organizational challenges that car manufacturers face when introducing and using Automotive Ethernet.

Protocols & Standards for IVNs
- Turning Quick-Wins into a Long-term Success
Kalr Budweiser

Mr. Karl Budweiser

The presentation starts with addressing the fundamentals of Communication Protocols followed by discussing the main functions of Communication Protocols. Afterwards, the speaker illustrates the elemental need for Communication Protocols and Standards in modern in-vehicle networks (IVN). Modern IVNs are more than ever required to be extendable, and compatible with the consumer-electronics. These requirements can be addressed by a Common Networking Standard and Protocol Stacks. Some selected protocols are introduced in more details. Their properties are assessed regarding the use for IVN. Last but not least, some use cases that can be easily realized by using Protocols are shown. However, we will find out that some use cases need extension of the Protocols themselves which are actually designated to realize them.

10:35 - 11:15
Update on Avnu Work
Mr. Gary Stuebing

Mr. Gary Stuebing
AVNU Alliance
(CISCO SYSTEMS, Enterprise Networking, IOT Standards Manager)

Gary Stuebing, president of AVNU, will follow up his presentation of last year and updated the conference on what has been worked on at AVNU. In addition, Gary will provide an update on the current work items.

Gary is currently leading the IoT standards efforts at Cisco Systems as part of the Enterprise Networking Business group. Gary has a long history in networking, including Mutual Life Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Energy and finally Cisco. Prior to Cisco, Gary had been the lead for Powerline Communications standards and regulatory work at Duke Energy. In 2007 Gary joined the Smart Grid PLC and Network Design team as a Strategic Planning Manager. In 2012, Gary led the efforts for Smart Grid Standard in Cisco’s Connected Energy business group. Gary currently represents Cisco as a contributor and leader in a number of standardization and certification efforts. These include IEEE, ITU, IEC and the UCAIug. He represents Cisco on the Boards of Wi-Sun, LoRa, Avnu and UCAIug. He is the president of the Avnu Alliance and serves as Chair of the IEEE 802.15.4md, serves on the IEEE- Standards Association Corporate Advisory Group and is the Treasurer of the LoRa Alliance.

11:20 - 12:00
10BASE-T1S is the next big step towards the All-Ethernet-Vehicle
Mr. Shuji Tsunoda

Mr. Shuji Tsunoda
Microchip Technology
Marketing Manager

10BASE-T1S is a new network technology in the Ethernet camp supporting 10 Mbps bandwidth over an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable and currently under specification of IEEE 802.3cg working group. Objective is to get a collision free, deterministic transmission on a multi-drop network, which can be used in applications using CAN, CAN-FD, FlexRay or 100BASE-T1 today. The Physical Layer Collision Avoidance (PLCA) implemented allows utilization of the entire bandwidth of 10 Mbps. It also supports an arbitration scheme guaranteeing each node access to the media within a deterministic time.
The presentation will outline sensor use cases as they exist today in ADAS applications and are envisioned in future autonomous vehicles. The technical characteristics of 10BASE-T1S are explained along these use cases. Technical benefits are discussed and illustrated.

Shuji Tsunoda is Automotive Marketing Manager at Microchip Technology Japan K.K. As an engineer in the field of electronics, he started his career as a hardware engineer and developed Ethernet equipment for eight years. In 2007, he joined Standard Microsystems Japan K.K. as a field application engineer and supported networking technology in the automotive area. After the company was acquired by Microchip Technology in 2018, he has expanded the responsibility to marketing. He holds a degree in Electrical Information Technology from Hosei University.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:40
Automotive Ethernet Technology for Connected Cars
Mr. Hiroyuki Matsumoto

Mr. Hiroyuki Matsumoto
Continental Automotive Japan
Head of FC BNC Intelligent Antenna Module Asia Function Cluster Body&Network Control, BU Body&Security, Interior Division

Connectivity technology is an important key to future mobility and autonomous driving. 5G, one of the connectivity technologies will significantly contribute the evolution of Automotive Ethernet. Connected cars are one of the most important use cases for Automotive Ethernet. I will explain market trend and technical trend of connectivity, Intelligent Antenna Module solution from Continental, and Automotive Ethernet technology for connected cars.

Hiroyuki Matsumoto is Head of Intelligent Antenna Module Asia at Continental Automotive Japan. He joined Continental in 2010 as Radio Frequency Engineer for Smart Access System. In 2015, He started working for E/E Architecture, Cyber Security, OTA, and Automotive Ethernet for Gateway product development. From 2018, he is currently leading Intelligent Antenna Module product development for Asian OEMs.

13:45 - 14:25
Functional Safety and Automotive Ethernet, the vision from NXP

Dr. Nicola Concer
NXP Semiconductors
Product Manager, Automotive Ethernet Solutions

The self driving car has a major impact on ECUs power and complexity and the network architecture connecting them together. The sheer fact that the driver is now a mere passenger with potentially limited options of taking back control raises significant functional safety questions that cannot be addressed with conventional approaches. In this presentation, we discuss how autonomous driving is impacting the functional safety requirements for automotive Ethernet switches and PHYs. We will review what functional safety for a component really means, going beyond marketing figures and ticking off feature lists. Finally, we will discuss how NXP is attacking this challenge in our current portfolio with a hint to the products to come.

Nicola Concer is a product marketing manager at NXP where he is responsible for the switch portfolio. He joined NXP in 2012 as researcher in the NXP CTO office and moved to product management in 2015. Previously he was a post-doctoral researcher at Columbia University in the city of New York where he conducted research on system-level design for on-chip Networks. Finally, Nicola holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, has three international Patents and several peer-reviewed publications on network simulation and system on chip design.

14:55 - 15:35
Best practices and test methodologies for ensuring safe and reliable Automotive Ethernet communications
Mr. Razvan Petre

Mr. Razvan Petre
Spirent Communications, Inc.
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
(Vendor:TOYO TOYO Corporation
Developer: Spirent Communications , Inc.)

Automotive Ethernet is the enabler of a revolution for the automotive E/E architecture, allowing the creation of a new architecture capable to meet the demands of higher levels autonomous driving (L4/L5). From the traditional architecture, with application-specific ECUs and application-specific bus systems, the architecture of the future will be a centralized and software-oriented one. This profound shift in E/E architecture comes with a profound change in how testing should be conducted.
This presentation will highlight the best practices and best test methodologies for ensuring safe and reliable Automotive Ethernet communications. The first part will present an overview of existing standardized test specifications for Automotive Ethernet from organizations like OPEN, AUTOSAR, Avnu and IEEE. The next section will focus on TC8, TC11 and TSN, as use cases to demonstrate the best test methodology to be used for each case. The final section will summarize the benefits and challenges of running TC8, TC11 and TSN conformance and performance tests.

Razvan Petre is working as Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer for Spirent Communications, Cloud & IP business unit. He is responsible for leading the product strategy for TSN products in different markets like Automotive, Industrial and Service Provider Networks. He also represents Spirent Communications in different standardization bodies like Avnu and OPEN Alliance or IEEE 802.1 TSN Task Group. Razvan has over 14 years of experience in test systems design, with special focus on performance and conformance protocol testing across different domains like Telecommunications, Automotive and Industrial Automation.

15:40 - 16:20
Evolution of Ethernet for Next Generation Automotive Applications
Dr. Mehmet Tazebay

Dr. Mehmet Tazebay
Broadcom Incorporated
Technical Director
Physical Layer Products Division

Automotive Ethernet was instantiated and revolutionized by one pair BroadR-ReachTM technology in late 2008 which was adopted by multiple OEMs and standardized by OPEN Alliance first and then, IEEE 802.3bw as 100BASE-T1 in 2015. This evolution was widely spread in the automotive industry by the following IEEE 802.3bp 1000BASE-T1 standard and now, marching towards IEEE 802.3cg and 802.3ch 10GBASE-T1 which addresses the needs of the automotive industry while providing the scalability, performance, lower cost and robustness under extreme noise and stringent emission constraints. Like any other communication system design effort, the success of a physical layer technology strongly depends on the eco-system which complements the underlying communication system. The framework for BroadR-ReachTM/100BASE-T1 enabled this foundation for 1000BASE-T1, 10GBASE-T1 and beyond. The relevant system components, compliance and interoperability test houses were created or adapted in order to ensure the wide acceptance of the developed technologies which are essential for the success of any standard-based solution. This phenomenon was well understood and adopted by automotive OEMs, Tier 1s, Tier 2s and so on. In this talk, we will provide this historical path for the evolution of Automotive Ethernet from the starting point towards a promising future which will encapsulate a unifying technology for the automotive industry and discuss the challenges and key considerations ahead as the industry adopts 10G+ data rates.

Dr. Mehmet Tazebay studied and researched Multi-rate Signal Processing and Digital Communications during his graduate studies in early 1990s. He was with David Sarnoff Research Center between 1996 and 2000. His past experience includes Terrestrial Broadcasting Systems, Speech Compression using Wavelets, High Definition Video Processing and Low Probability Intercept Spread Spectrum Communications. Dr. Tazebay has been with Broadcom Corporation since February 2000 where he is currently a Technical Director in Physical Layer Products Business Unit. He became the lead system architect in 2005 for Broadcom's first 10GBASE-T Physical Layer Copper Transceiver. Since 2008, he has been in charge of Advanced System Architecture group for copper PHY products (including Energy Efficient Ethernet Transceivers and Automotive Physical Layer transceivers). Since 2012, he has been actively involved in and contributed to OPEN Alliance and IEEE 802.3 Working Group as the vice-chair of 802.3bw 100BASE-T1 and EMC & PHY Adhoc chair of IEEE 802.3bp 1000BASE-T1 projects. He was also the lead system architect for BroadR-Reach (100BASE-T1) PHYs and 1000BASE-T1 PHYs at Broadcom Corporation for developing these technologies. His current interests & engagements include Automotive Ethernet, advanced parallel DSP system architecture design for high speed wire-line communications, low-power advanced high speed symmetric & asymmetric transceivers and high volume ASIC product development. He has published 25 technical articles and holds 50 patents. Dr. Tazebay is a proponent supporter of Ethernet for advanced automotive communication systems and autonomous driving.

16:50 - 17:30
Q&A Session to Automobile Manufacturers

Dr. Kirsten Matheus
BMW AG Networking Technologies

Mr. Karl Budweiser

Mr.Hideki Goto
JASPAR(Toyota Motor Corporation)

Mr.Yoshifumi Kaku

Mr.Hiroyuki Matsumoto
Continental Automotive Japan

Tadashi Nezu
Nikkei xTECH/Nikkei Electronics Journalist

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* Lunch of 2days and Networking Party after the seminar of June 5th included.

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