SMSC has announced that its Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) networking technology has been selected as part of the infotainment system for the new BMW X1 compact SUV and Mini Cooper Clubman models.
MOST is the standard network for the infotainment systems across the full range of BMW platforms. With these latest design wins, MOST is now adopted in over 80 vehicle models on the road today.
MOST multimedia networking technology enables the networking of feature-rich infotainment systems in automobiles by providing the means to distribute multimedia entertainment functions among the various control devices around the car. For example, a CD changer, radio, global positioning system, mobile telephone and DVD player can be established in an efficient ring network and can send crisp, static-free audio signals digitally to the amplifier by utilizing the MOST network.