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Ethernet switch with Nvidia Jetson integration
Intrepid Control Systems

Keeping pace with the evolution from domain to zonal topologies, Intrepid Control Systems will announce its Rad-Epsilon product family at the ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo in San Jose, California.

In-vehicle networks are increasingly dependent on audio-video bridging (AVB) and time-sensitive networking (TSN) standards to deliver quality of service (QoS) guarantees needed in latency, determinism and reliability to ensure the networks meet the needs of all applications that rely on their service. These guarantees require the use of managed Ethernet switches not only for forwarding frames but also for filtering, metering, shaping network traffic and keeping the network time-synchronized.

Rad-Epsilon is a nine-port automotive Ethernet managed switch with 6x 1,000BASE-T1, 2x 10GBASE-T and 1x USB3/GigE connected to an embedded processor with 2x CAN-FD and LIN. Standard features include single/dual VLAN tagging, port-based VLANs, eight priority queues and port mirroring. It also supports many IEEE standards expected in the automotive profile for TSN (p802.1dg) such as gPTP (802.1AS), credit-based shaping (Qav), time-aware shaping (Qbv), filtering and policing (elements of Qci) and persistent stream reservation (Qat). TCAM is also present to support QoS or other applications of deep packet inspection.

Rad-Epsilon’s most innovative feature is that it is not just a switch but an entire motherboard bringing automotive Ethernet directly into an Nvidia Jetson Nano over PCIe Gen3 from a switch with 6x 1,000BASE-T1 and 2x 10GBASE-T ports. Linux applications can be written for standalone logging and/or simulation. In addition to standard peripherals (HDMI/DisplayPort/USB/SDCard), future expansion adds high-speed SerDes camera interfaces, for example, FPD-Link III and GMSL, for machine learning and AI algorithm development on the Jetson Nano.

According to Intrepid Control Systems, the Rad-Epsilon switch is the only complete open development platform designed to bring autonomous technology into one unit at a reasonable price.

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