INTERVIEW WITH VALENS, SHORTLISTED FOR INDUSTRY CHOICE; AUTOMOTIVE TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Thanks John for taking the time to speak with us.
meet JOHN J. Michalik
John is responsible for Valens’ activities the US, addressing the needs of customers and partners in the automotive sector.
Over the years, Valens has brought significant advances to in-vehicle connectivity, addressing the need for highly resilient, ultra-high-speed bandwidth in the industry. In the past year, Valens Automotive technology has been recognized by the MIPI® Alliance as the most resilient technology for high speed in-vehicle connectivity, and as such it was selected to be the baseline for the MIPI Alliance A-PHY (physical layer) standard for automotive applications. The A-PHY standard will define an asymmetric physical layer for the automotive market to provide high-speed links for cameras, displays and sensors, through native CSI-2 interfaces, to support autonomous driving and other use cases.
Valens Automotive: Resilient Ultra-High Speed In-Vehicle Connectivity
Established in 2006, Valens is a private fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Israel. The company is the world leader in HDBaseT technology, addressing the needs of the different sectors that depend on advanced digital media distribution, such as audiovisual, industrial, medical, and automotive.
Valens Automotive, a division of Valens, was established in 2015 with the goal of delivering the world’s most advanced chipset technology for in-vehicle connectivity. Valens Automotive chipset enables highly resilient, ultra-high-speed in-vehicle connectivity, converging a range of interfaces (such as audio & video, Ethernet, USB, controls, PCIe, power) over a simple infrastructure (such as a single UTP wire), for up to 15 meters.
Today’s existing automotive connectivity infrastructure is unable to deliver the required bandwidth and performance necessary to address the needs of the connected and, eventually, autonomous cars. Valens’ chipsets provide a single, holistic, cost-effective approach to address the challenges of connectivity of today and the future. Valens' superior physical layer (PHY) significantly reduces software complexity, with proper mechanisms to ensure high resilience, such as error correction (RTS), adaptive modulation, and real-time noise cancellers. Valens Automotive technology lowers total system costs, while supporting more bandwidth and applications.
The Power of Convergence: One Silicon, One Link, Simultaneous Multiple Interfaces
Valens Automotive is the ultimate solution for ultra-high bandwidth, resilient transmission of native interfaces over a single cable, optimizing in-vehicle connectivity. Valens’ superior PHY technology enables a broad chipset portfolio, providing the most robust & optimized solution for a range of applications while significantly reducing total system cost and software complexity.
- Scalable technology, supporting a range of data rates, from 2-32Gbps
- Convergence of multiple interfaces over the same cable, such as USB, Ethernet, audio, PCIe, CSI-2 and more, for up to 15m/50ft
- High EMI resilience, with error correction (RTS), adaptive modulation, and real-time noise cancellers
- Support for both symmetric and asymmetric protocols
- Near-zero latency with zero packet loss
- Safety level ASIL-B, according to ISO 26262