MOST150 Technology Implemented in the New Aston Martin DB11

Infotainment System Will be Based on Microchip’s Proven, Automotive-Ready In-Car Ethernet Physical Layer

CHANDLER, Ariz., 30th November, 2016 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that MOST150 technology has been implemented in the new Aston Martin DB11. Aston Martin Lagonda has been utilizing MOST® technology for many years and has smoothly migrated from MOST25 to MOST150 technology for their latest model. The DB11 is the first Aston Martin car to base its infotainment system on MOST150 technology.

MOST technology continues to meet Aston Martin’s high quality standards for in-vehicle infotainment by providing a field-proven, low-risk, whole-system solution. By utilizing OS81110 Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs), the latest MOST150 technology is able to offer dedicated application specific hardware interfaces to simplify data communication. MOST150 offers a robust and proven network technology and meets customers demand for bandwidth and connectivity.

“We are pleased to welcome Aston Martin Lagonda as the latest carmaker to adopt MOST150 technology as its high-speed infotainment network,” said Dan Termer, Microchip’s Automotive vice president. “This is another example of an OEM migrating to MOST150. Their experience with the MOST technology standards and their expanding needs led them to select MOST150 for their new and future car models.”
The MOST Cooperation standards enable automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers with a proven and well-supported methodology for defining and implementing high-bandwidth infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including a standard physical layer and a robust method for system management and control with superior reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). Using MOST technology also reduces weight for easier compliance with environmental regulations.
For more information about MOST150 technology, visit: http://www.microchip.com/design-centers/automotive/most/products