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MOST(R) Forum Opens Call for Papers for 2014 Conference

International MOST Conference and Exhibition Goes into 6th Year

MOST(R) Forum Opens Call for Papers for 2014 Conference
The MOST Forum 2014 Call for Papers is open.

Technology experts from the automotive electronics industry and academia are invited to present their latest MOST Technology insights and future visions at the next MOST Forum on May 13, 2014 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany). Concurrent with the MOST Cooperation’s All Members Meeting, this one-day conference and exhibition will present current and future technologies and application highlights based on MOST. For the sixth time, the MOST Forum will provide an ideal venue to share ideas and experiences and to discuss the latest news on this de-facto automotive networking standard. The broad international audience will be composed of researchers, designers, engineers, system developers, as well as purchasers, journalists and managers of the industries involved.

Ready-to-use MOST Network

“The most recent MOST Forum in April 2013 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany) gave insight into the future generation of MOST Technology,” stated Rainer Klos, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport MOST). “The conclusion of this very successful industry event is that MOST provides a mature, reliable and low-cost network technology, enabling suppliers of infotainment systems as well as carmakers to achieve a short time to market. The technology thus provides a simple-to-apply solution.” In his keynote speech, Harald Schoepp of Johnson Controls spoke about several vantage points of MOST – from a co-inventor’s and technology driver’s outlook, a silicon vendor’s viewpoint, and the perspective of an adopter and implementer of MOST. The further technology update and outlook presented included solutions and scenarios for the future MOST physical layer, compliance and quality aspects, and network and system architecture such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and IP architecture as well as an outlook into the MOST future.

Call for Speakers

The Call for Speakers for the MOST Forum 2014 is now open, and anyone interested is invited to submit a proposal for a paper by October 30, 2013. Suggested topics for paper submission include, but are not limited to, MOST physical layer, MOST networking and system architecture, MOST software and protocols, MOST compliance and quality, MOST applications and series projects experience, MOST and other standards, as well as research and miscellaneous topics such as consumer products in the car. Several partners will again provide their knowledge and expertise to the MOST Forum. These include knowledge partner MOST Cooperation ( www.mostcooperation.com ), industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) and media partners Elektronik automotive, EE Times Europe, ElektronikPraxis, Automotive Industries, and Auto Electronics.

About the MOST Forum
The MOST Forum is an international conference and exhibition on infotainment technology using MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport). MOST is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. Today, MOST is used in over 145 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment. The MOST Cooperation is the knowledge partner of the MOST Forum. It is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today, it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. More information on the MOST Cooperation is available at http://www.mostcooperation.com. The MOST Forum is organized by qaqadu event gmbh. For more information please see http://www.mostforum.com.

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82319 Starnberg
+49 8151 555009 11
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MOST Cooperation Welcomes Speakers for ICA

14th MOST® Interconnectivity Conference Asia on November 14, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan

MOST Cooperation Welcomes Speakers for ICA
MOST150 pumps up the volume

Karlsruhe (Germany) July 3, 2013 – The MOST® Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – will host the 14th MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia (ICA) on November 14, 2013 in Tokyo (Japan). The MOST Cooperation is delighted to invite speakers from the automotive electronics industry to contribute to the conference program. Anyone involved with MOST Technology is welcome to present the latest MOST designs, solutions, experiences, research results, and future outlooks.

“This year’s MOST Conference in Asia will focus on the ongoing success of MOST150 being rolled out,” stated Rainer Klos, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “With the current MOST150 rollout, the MOST Cooperation is adding the transmission of Ethernet protocol data to the established in-car transport of audio and video. Thus, the MOST Ethernet Packet Channel (MEP) is equivalent to an IEEE802.x network.”

Suggested topics for presentation include, but are not limited to: MOST physical layer, MOST networking and system architecture, MOST software and protocols, MOST compliance and quality, and MOST applications and series projects experience. Abstracts for submission are due by September 13, 2013 and should be mailed to MOSTCO_PR@mostcooperation.com. The MOSTCO Steering Committee will review all entries and create a high quality program to be presented to Asian carmakers and their suppliers.

Call for Speakers:

Suggested MOST topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

1. MOST Physical Layer
1.1 Optical (FOT, Fiber, Connectors)
1.2 Electrical

2. MOST Networking and System Architecture
2.1 Application Framework
2.2 Network Management
2.3 Interface Controllers

3. MOST Software and Protocols
3.1 Operating Systems
3.2 Software Frameworks

4. MOST Compliance and Quality Aspects
4.1 Testing and Compliance
4.2 Tools

5. MOST Applications and Series Projects Experience
5.1 Infotainment
5.2 Gateway Solutions
5.3 Driver Assist

The abstract should contain:
1.Title of the paper
2.Author(s): name(s), title(s), company, address, telephone, e-mail
3.Subject/topic
4.Short summary of the presentation: 200 to 300 words (English)

All abstracts are due by September 13, 2013 and should be sent via e-mail to MOSTCO_PR@mostcooperation.com. Acceptable file formats are Word, Text and PDF files. For any questions you are welcome to contact us.

Program Consortium: MOSTCO Steering Committee
The program committee will decide on the acceptance of a presentation on the basis of the abstract. It is important to clearly emphasize the principal technical, economic and practical aspects.

Deadlines
Abstract submission: September 13, 2013
Notification of authors: September 23, 2013
Final presentation slides: October 25, 2013
Presentation at MOST ICA: November 14, 2013

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 140 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today, it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt
MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
mostco_pr@alvacon.com
http://www.mostcooperation.com

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MOST(R) Remote Control

MOST Cooperation Specifies New Remote Control Feature

MOST(R) Remote Control
MOST Cooperation specifies new remote control feature

The MOST(R) Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – introduces the new “Remote Control” feature that is being added to the MOST specifications. The new feature allows the reduction of the number of microcontrollers and amount of memory in small and mid-size systems by obsoleting them in peripheral nodes such as displays and cameras, but also amplifiers and the like. Instead of having a microcontroller in each node, the other nodes can be controlled remotely by a central microcontroller – for example, the one in the head unit. Leaving out the other microcontrollers and memory can drive system cost down significantly. Performing all control centrally in the head unit also simplifies the development process considerably, as only one piece of software needs to be developed. Amplifiers and displays run without a local microcontroller and without local software.

“This kind of device architecture significantly lowers costs on the side of the remote devices and helps to optimize in the area of system partitioning, board space or even power dissipation in the remote device,” explained Rainer Klos, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “Typical examples for peripheral devices are cameras and rear seat entertainment devices including auxiliary I/Os, displays, etc.” At the MOST Forum, the new feature is shown in a demo that connects a head unit with several displays and an amplifier over MOST50 with unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper wire as well as over MOST150 with coaxial cable. The whole system only has one microcontroller.

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 140 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today, it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt
MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
mostco_pr@alvacon.com
http://www.mostcooperation.com

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HDCP on MOST

MOST(R) Cooperation Specifies HDCP for Secure Transmission of HDMI Input over MOST

HDCP on MOST
MOST Cooperation specifies HDCP for secure transmission of HDMI content over MOST

The MOST(R) Cooperation – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – has approved the specification for the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) Scheme on MOST, which meets the requirements of the HDCP Independent Interface Specification of the Digital Content Protection LLC. This allows a MOST network to move for example HDMI content with the required content protection. The MOST Cooperation has optimized the MOST network for high quality video streaming. MOST150 enables direct isochronous transport of, for example, MPEG video streams without bit-stuffing or transcoding. Now, the MOST standard supports approved content protection schemes for both Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) and HDCP, thus enabling the digital transmission of DVD audio and video, HD-DVD, Blu-ray and HDMI content.

High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection

DTCP is used for the networked distribution of protected content and has been approved for MOST for many years. However, HDCP is used for a more direct point-to-point connection between the output of a data source and a renderer. HDMI requires HDCP protection. Data cannot be extracted from an HDCP system and moved with a different protection scheme. With this new specification, the integration of HDMI applications into vehicles is no longer an issue. In addition to much higher bandwidth, MOST150 offers an isochronous channel to support streams that are not synchronized to the MOST frame rate, so bit-stuffing or transcoding are no longer necessary. As with MOST25 and MOST50, application developers can take advantage of secure pipes for transferring sensitive content. The HDCP scheme in the MOST specification describes the MOST functions and services required to enable an HDCP system interface independent adaptation. To implement HDCP mechanisms, the data to be protected is encrypted, transmitted and decrypted in packetized form.

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 130 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today, it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt
MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
mostco_pr@alvacon.com
http://www.mostcooperation.com

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New MOSTCO Administrator

MOST(R) Cooperation Appoints Rainer Klos as Administrator

New MOSTCO Administrator
Rainer Klos is the new Administrator of the MOST Cooperation

Rainer Klos of Microchip Technology has been appointed new Administrator of the MOST(R) Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST). The MOST Cooperation sincerely thanks his predecessor Dr. Christian Thiel who was one of the earliest developers of MOST, and significantly advanced the technology during his 8 years as Administrator. During his term, the second and third MOST generations were rolled out. He worked on developing the first vehicle that in 2001 came out with MOST. Now, there are 140 vehicle models on the road with three generations of the technology.

In his new role, Rainer Klos will be closely involved in leading MOST Technology beyond its current third generation MOST150, based on the Specification Rev. 3.0, into the future. “I feel very privileged to become a substantial part in developing the upcoming automotive network that will unite infotainment and driver assist functions in one network,” stated Rainer Klos. “The automotive network of the future requires a powerful and scalable multiplex architecture with free topology configuration. MOST Technology fulfills these requirements and is therefore best primed for the future. Thanks to the multiplex architecture with powerful interfaces, multiprotocol channels, synchronicity and low latency of the network, the extendable MOST architecture is ready for the coming needs of the automotive data network.” The administrator is responsible for the execution and organization of decisions made by the Steering Committee.

Engrained in the MOST World

Rainer Klos is a veteran of MOST Technology, having essentially participated in the work on this leading automotive network standard from the very beginning. He has always been involved in automotive infotainment following his Engineering Diploma from the Trier University of Applied Science. His career started out at HARMAN. Later he co-founded Oasis SiliconSystems where MOST originated. Since 1995, Rainer Klos has been responsible for the development of network standards, ICs, software and tools for MOST. He has been Vice President of Engineering at SMSC, and with the acquisition by Microchip Technology he has become Director Engineering of Microchip Technology Germany.

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 130 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today, it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt
MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
mostco_pr@alvacon.com
http://www.mostcooperation.com

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MOST150 Pumps Up the Volume

MOST® Forum 2013: MOST Cooperation Will Present New Technology Features

MOST150 Pumps Up the Volume
MOST150 pumps up the volume

Karlsruhe (Germany) April 9, 2013 – The MOST® Cooperation (MOSTCO) will again participate in the MOST Forum as knowledge partner and exhibitor. At this fifth International MOST Conference on April 23, 2013 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany), the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) will celebrate the ongoing success of MOST150 being rolled out. In the exhibition area, the MOST Cooperation will showcase a new feature of MOST called “Remote Control”, which the MOST Cooperation is working on adding to the MOST specifications. The new feature will be shown in a demo that connects a head unit with several displays and an amplifier over MOST50 with unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper wire as well as over MOST150 with coaxial cable.

Volume of MOST150 Cars Boosting

“Succeeding the initial rollout in 2012, the third MOST generation MOST150 based on the MOST Specification Rev 3.0 is now ramping in volume,” stated Henry Muyshondt, Technical Liaison of the MOST Cooperation. “The rollout has started in the new Audi A3 and will be followed by Daimler”s S-Class vehicles. Following this, the technology will roll out successively through other car models in these two groups and by further carmakers in Europe and Asia.” With the MOST Ethernet channel being used on the road to transmit IP data within the vehicle, there is no need to force all data into a particular format to fit a single transmission protocol. MOST transports different types of data such as audio, video, control information and Ethernet or IP frames in parallel.

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 130 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today, it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt
MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
mostco_pr@alvacon.com
http://www.mostcooperation.com

Pressekontakt:
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Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
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MOST® Forum 2013 Program Disclosed

Work on Next Generation of MOST Starting

MOST® Forum 2013 Program Disclosed
The MOST Forum 2013 on April 23 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany) predicts an exciting conference program.

Starnberg (Germany) December 18, 2012 – The fifth MOST Forum on April 23, 2013 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany) will give insight into the future generation of MOST Technology. Following the significant milestone of the latest generation MOST150 having gone into series in 2012, next generation MOSTnG is being defined. “With MOST150, for the first time, the MOST Ethernet channel is being used to transmit IP data within the vehicle on the road,” stated Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “Now, requirements for the future network, combining infotainment applications and driver assist functions in one MOST network, are being investigated. The MOST Cooperation acknowledges the high variety and quality of presentations that we may look forward to at the upcoming MOST Forum.” International experts from industry and academia will present the latest developments and research results on this leading automotive network standard. Several carmakers and suppliers will give an outlook on future technology directions and applications with MOST.

Exciting MOST Conference Program

After opening the conference and welcoming the attendees, Henry Muyshondt, Technical Liaison of the MOST Cooperation, will guide the program. Presentations by POF Application Center, Sumitomo, TE Connectivity, Avago Technologies, Hamamatsu Photonics, and Relnetyx will introduce solutions and scenarios for the future MOST physical layer. During the lunch and networking break all attendees and speakers are welcome to visit the exhibition area to learn about available MOST solutions and realizations in brand new vehicle models. The afternoon events will begin with a section on MOST Compliance and Quality presented by Ruetz System Solutions and Tektronix. This section will be followed by a deeper look into MOST network and system architecture by K2L and Analog Devices. Following the afternoon discussion and exhibition break, the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI), Daimler and SMSC will round up this promising conference program with further presentations on aspects of network and systems architecture such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and IP architecture as well as an outlook into the MOST future.

In the exhibition area, various companies will present their innovative MOST solutions and applications. Amongst the exhibitors will be the MOST Cooperation. Further exhibits will be by AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Hamamatsu Photonics, K2L, Ruetz System Solutions, SMSC, Tektronix, Teledyne LeCroy, Telemotive, TTTech Automotive, and others. Several partners will again provide their knowledge and expertise to the MOST Forum. These include knowledge partner MOST Cooperation (www.mostcooperation.com), industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) and media partners Auto Electronics, Automotive Industries, EE Times Europe, Elektronik automotive, and ElektronikPraxis.

Conference Program

09.30 Registration and Reception Coffee, Exhibition Opens
10.15 Opening and Welcoming Speech
(Moderation: Henry Muyshondt, MOST Cooperation)

MOST Physical Layer
10.30 Optical Data Bus with POF and Passive Star Coupler
(Martin Bloos / Prof. Dr. Hans Poisel / Prof. Dr. Peter Urbanek / Prof. Dr. Olaf Ziemann, Polymer Optical Fiber Application Center)
10.45 Five Gigabit Communication Based on AGF Technology
(Takashi Fukuoka / Hidetoshi Ishida / Yuji Nakura / Hayato Yuki, Sumitomo)
11:05 MOST – Connectivity for Next Network Generation – from 150 Mbit/s to 5 Gbit/s
(Andreas Engel, TE Connectivity)
11:20 MOST Next Generation FOTs
(Thomas Lichtenegger, Avago Technologies)
11.35 MOSTnG FOT
(Masaya Kato / Kota Kiuchi / Kenichi Okajima, Hamamatsu Photonics)
11.50 Reliability of VCSEL-Devices for 5 Gbit/s Data Transmission in an Automotive Environment
(Joerg Angstenberger / Dr. Viktor Tiederle, Relnetyx)
12:10 Exhibitor Presentations
12.30 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition

MOST Compliance and Quality
14:15 ECL – Reliable Diagnostics for a MOST System
(Dr. Terezia Toth, Ruetz System Solutions)
14.30 Characterization and Compliance Test Challenges in the Next Generation MOST Physical Layer
(Venkatesh Avula / Bernd Wessling, Tektronix)

MOST Network and System Architecture
14.45 Building a Modern MOST Infotainment System in a Heterogeneous Networking Environment
(Yury Asheshov, K2L)
15.05 Active Noise Control in MOST Based Automotive Infotainment Systems
(Ken Nevard, Analog Devices)
15.25 Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition

MOST Network and System Architecture
16.25 Evaluation Framework for MOST Based Driver Assistance Systems Based on Virtual Prototypes
(Prof. Dr. Oliver Bringmann / Jyoti Joshi / Sebastian Reiter / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel / Dr. Alexander Viehl, FZI)
16:40 MOST and Ethernet: Two Candidates for Next Generation Automotive Infotainment Networks – A Comparison
(Guenter Dannhaeuser / Dr. Walter Franz, Daimler)
17:05 MOST Roadmap – Going Forward
(Rainer Klos / Dr. Christian Thiel, SMSC)

17.30 Conclusion and End of Conference, Exhibition Closes

Image source: MOST Cooperation

About the MOST Forum
The MOST Forum is an international conference and exhibition on infotainment technology using MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport). MOST is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. Today, MOST is used in over 125 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment. The MOST Cooperation is the knowledge partner of the MOST Forum. It is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. More information on the MOST Cooperation is available at http://www.mostcooperation.com. The MOST Forum is organized by qaqadu event gmbh. For more information please see http://www.mostforum.com.

Kontakt:
MOST Forum
Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg
+49 8151 555009 11
contact@mostforum.com
http://www.mostforum.com

Pressekontakt:
alvacon pr
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MOST® Forum 2013 Program Disclosed

Work on Next Generation of MOST Starting

MOST® Forum 2013 Program Disclosed
The MOST Forum 2013 on April 23 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany) predicts an exciting conference program.

Starnberg (Germany) December 18, 2012 – The fifth MOST Forum on April 23, 2013 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany) will give insight into the future generation of MOST Technology. Following the significant milestone of the latest generation MOST150 having gone into series in 2012, next generation MOSTnG is being defined. “With MOST150, for the first time, the MOST Ethernet channel is being used to transmit IP data within the vehicle on the road,” stated Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “Now, requirements for the future network, combining infotainment applications and driver assist functions in one MOST network, are being investigated. The MOST Cooperation acknowledges the high variety and quality of presentations that we may look forward to at the upcoming MOST Forum.” International experts from industry and academia will present the latest developments and research results on this leading automotive network standard. Several carmakers and suppliers will give an outlook on future technology directions and applications with MOST.

Exciting MOST Conference Program

After opening the conference and welcoming the attendees, Henry Muyshondt, Technical Liaison of the MOST Cooperation, will guide the program. Presentations by POF Application Center, Sumitomo, TE Connectivity, Avago Technologies, Hamamatsu Photonics, and Relnetyx will introduce solutions and scenarios for the future MOST physical layer. During the lunch and networking break all attendees and speakers are welcome to visit the exhibition area to learn about available MOST solutions and realizations in brand new vehicle models. The afternoon events will begin with a section on MOST Compliance and Quality presented by Ruetz System Solutions and Tektronix. This section will be followed by a deeper look into MOST network and system architecture by K2L and Analog Devices. Following the afternoon discussion and exhibition break, the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI), Daimler and SMSC will round up this promising conference program with further presentations on aspects of network and systems architecture such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and IP architecture as well as an outlook into the MOST future.

In the exhibition area, various companies will present their innovative MOST solutions and applications. Amongst the exhibitors will be the MOST Cooperation. Further exhibits will be by AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Hamamatsu Photonics, K2L, Ruetz System Solutions, SMSC, Tektronix, Teledyne LeCroy, Telemotive, TTTech Automotive, and others. Several partners will again provide their knowledge and expertise to the MOST Forum. These include knowledge partner MOST Cooperation (www.mostcooperation.com), industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) and media partners Auto Electronics, Automotive Industries, EE Times Europe, Elektronik automotive, and ElektronikPraxis.

Conference Program

09.30 Registration and Reception Coffee, Exhibition Opens
10.15 Opening and Welcoming Speech
(Moderation: Henry Muyshondt, MOST Cooperation)

MOST Physical Layer
10.30 Optical Data Bus with POF and Passive Star Coupler
(Martin Bloos / Prof. Dr. Hans Poisel / Prof. Dr. Peter Urbanek / Prof. Dr. Olaf Ziemann, Polymer Optical Fiber Application Center)
10.45 Five Gigabit Communication Based on AGF Technology
(Takashi Fukuoka / Hidetoshi Ishida / Yuji Nakura / Hayato Yuki, Sumitomo)
11:05 MOST – Connectivity for Next Network Generation – from 150 Mbit/s to 5 Gbit/s
(Andreas Engel, TE Connectivity)
11:20 MOST Next Generation FOTs
(Thomas Lichtenegger, Avago Technologies)
11.35 MOSTnG FOT
(Masaya Kato / Kota Kiuchi / Kenichi Okajima, Hamamatsu Photonics)
11.50 Reliability of VCSEL-Devices for 5 Gbit/s Data Transmission in an Automotive Environment
(Joerg Angstenberger / Dr. Viktor Tiederle, Relnetyx)
12:10 Exhibitor Presentations
12.30 Lunch / Networking / Exhibition

MOST Compliance and Quality
14:15 ECL – Reliable Diagnostics for a MOST System
(Dr. Terezia Toth, Ruetz System Solutions)
14.30 Characterization and Compliance Test Challenges in the Next Generation MOST Physical Layer
(Venkatesh Avula / Bernd Wessling, Tektronix)

MOST Network and System Architecture
14.45 Building a Modern MOST Infotainment System in a Heterogeneous Networking Environment
(Yury Asheshov, K2L)
15.05 Active Noise Control in MOST Based Automotive Infotainment Systems
(Ken Nevard, Analog Devices)
15.25 Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition

MOST Network and System Architecture
16.25 Evaluation Framework for MOST Based Driver Assistance Systems Based on Virtual Prototypes
(Prof. Dr. Oliver Bringmann / Jyoti Joshi / Sebastian Reiter / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel / Dr. Alexander Viehl, FZI)
16:40 MOST and Ethernet: Two Candidates for Next Generation Automotive Infotainment Networks – A Comparison
(Guenter Dannhaeuser / Dr. Walter Franz, Daimler)
17:05 MOST Roadmap – Going Forward
(Rainer Klos / Dr. Christian Thiel, SMSC)

17.30 Conclusion and End of Conference, Exhibition Closes

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About the MOST Forum
The MOST Forum is an international conference and exhibition on infotainment technology using MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport). MOST is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. Today, MOST is used in over 125 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment. The MOST Cooperation is the knowledge partner of the MOST Forum. It is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. More information on the MOST Cooperation is available at http://www.mostcooperation.com. The MOST Forum is organized by qaqadu event gmbh. For more information please see http://www.mostforum.com.

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MOST® Testing with Cable Model

Application Note for MOST150 Coax Physical Standard is Available

MOST® Testing with Cable Model
Top view of the test board with remote control

The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – announces that an application note is available that describes a test board for the MOST150 cPHY that uses a cable model based on available discrete components. Set up by the Working Group Physical Layer according to the compliance measurement guideline, this application note is available for MOSTCO members to be used for compliance checking. The application note refers to the released MOST150 Electrical Physical Layer Sub-Specification Rev. 1.0 based on coaxial cable. This MOST150 coax physical standard complements the existing MOST150 optical physical layer in the infotainment domain, especially for OEMs who have strong preferences for an electrical physical layer. In addition, this new standard opens the way for using MOST in other vehicle domains. For example, it fits well in the driver assistance domain, as this physical layer is able to provide bi-directional communication and power supply on a single coaxial cable.

The test board used is a series of distinct functional blocks: transmitters, cable transmission line (TL) models, multiplexer, noise adder (for emulation of reflections), directional splitter and amplifier for the return signal. Several options can be chosen by 24 DIP switches or with a remote control through a USB port of a PC. The cable model was verified in the time and frequency domain with a cable having the same attenuation curve as the worst case curve in the cPHY MOST150 Specification. Three transmission line models can be tested. A very short one, and two of maximum length, one of which is close to ideal attenuation at that length, and one that has maximal deviation according to the cPHY spec. Worst case reflections (return-loss) that can occur in the cable itself generate cross-talk in full-duplex mode. This can be emulated for said three transmission line models. On top of that, the worst case reflection at the receiving side, also generating cross-talk, can be added to generate the absolute combination of worst case conditions, and evaluate the proper operation of the cPHY receiver under test.

Image source: EqcoLogic NV

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 125 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

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MOST150 Inauguration in Audi A3

New MOST® Generation MOST150 Has Entered the Roads in the New Audi A3

MOST150 Inauguration in Audi A3
MOST150 launch in the new Audi A3

The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – welcomes the recent rollout of the new Audi A3, the first car model that integrates the latest MOST Generation MOST150. “Since first implementing MOST in an Audi car in 2002, MOST has become the established standard for the networking of premium infotainment systems at Audi,” stated Stephan Esch, Head of Vehicle Networking, Technical Development at AUDI AG. “Now the new generation MOST150 is being launched in the new Audi A3 series. This also initiates the vehicle platforms MQB (modular transverse construction set) and MLB (modular longitudinal construction set) which will proceed in upcoming vehicle models ranging from the Volkswagen Golf to the Audi A8.” Following the Audi A3, the technology will roll out successively through each of the series in the Volkswagen group.

“With the current MOST150 rollout, the Audi A3 is the first car on the road that provides an Ethernet channel to all nodes of its infotainment system,” said Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “The MOST Cooperation has added this dedicated Ethernet channel to the other widely used transport mechanisms already supported by MOST for the transmission of audio, video and control information.” The Ethernet Channel of MOST150 runs like an IEEE802.x network. MOST150 adds Ethernet technology to a networking technology that was designed to meet stringent automotive requirements.

Image source: AUDI AG

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 125 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

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MOST® Cooperation Announces Exceptional Program for ICA 2012

13th MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia on November 15, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea

MOST® Cooperation Announces Exceptional Program for ICA 2012
MOST150 offers automotive Ethernet in addition to infotainment.

Karlsruhe (Germany) October 10, 2012 – The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – welcomes carmakers, suppliers and academia to join the 13th MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia (ICA) on November 15, 2012 in Seoul (South Korea). “This year’s MOST Conference in Asia will celebrate the release of MOST150 onto the roads,” stated Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “The current MOST150 rollout marks the milestone of the MOST Cooperation adding the transmission of Ethernet protocol data to the established MOST infotainment transport of audio and video within the car.” The Ethernet Channel of MOST150 operates like an IEEE802.x network. MOST150 multiplexes Ethernet technology onto a networking technology that was designed to meet stringent automotive requirements.

During the morning session, members of the Steering Committee will give an overview which will be expanded by various member presentations in the afternoon. Several professionals involved with MOST Technology will present the latest MOST designs, solutions, experiences, research results, and future outlooks. Program highlights will reach from MOSTnG physical layer and connectivity options, MOST data communication compliance and testing, MOST in driver assistance, and IP communication over MOST.

The conference will be accompanied by several suppliers of MOST solutions presenting technical demonstrations in the exhibition area. The MOST Cooperation will demonstrate a technology update and outlook including the network integration of diverse applications – such as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) – and easier connection to IT systems inside and outside the vehicle.

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About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 125 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

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76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
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MOST(R) Presentation at SAE Convergence at Booth 706

MOST Technology Is Expanding to the United States

MOST(R) Presentation at SAE Convergence at Booth 706
MOST Presentation at SAE Convergence at Booth 706

Karlsruhe (Germany) August 21, 2012 – At the upcoming SAE Convergence on October 16 to 17, 2012, the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – will exhibit the latest technology highlights at Booth 706. MOST is used in over 120 vehicle models to efficiently transport audio and video around the vehicle with very efficient bandwidth utilization and low processing overhead. The latest generation of MOST, MOST150, now also includes a dedicated Ethernet channel to make MOST the ideal network backbone for a broad variety of applications within the vehicle, including connected services and general Internet access. During this leading automotive exhibition in Detroit (Michigan, United States) at the Cobo Center, the MOST Cooperation will also celebrate the expansion of MOST Technology to the United States. “The first two vehicles with MOST by a US carmaker are on the road already and others will follow soon.” stated Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator.

At this leading automotive electronics trade show, the MOST Cooperation will demonstrate a technology update and outlook including the network integration of diverse applications – such as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) – and easier connection to IT systems inside and outside the vehicle. With the current MOST150 rollout, the MOST Cooperation is adding a dedicated Ethernet channel to the other widely used transport mechanisms already supported by MOST for the transport of audio, video and control information within the car. The Ethernet Channel of MOST150 operates like an IEEE802.x network. MOST150 multiplexes Ethernet technology onto a networking technology that was designed to meet stringent automotive requirements.

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About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 120 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt:
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Mandy Ahlendorf
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76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
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Call for Papers: MOST® Forum Invites Speakers for 2013

Conference Predicts Automotive Network Update and Future Outlook on MOST Technology

Call for Papers: MOST® Forum Invites Speakers for 2013
After reporting a prosperous MOST Forum 2012, the 2013 Call for Papers is open.

Starnberg (Germany) July 3, 2012 – The MOST Forum again invites speakers to present the latest MOST Technology insights and future outlook on April 23, 2013. In Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany), this international MOST conference and exhibition will again welcome top professionals from the automotive electronics industry and academia to exchange information and the results of their recent work. Concurrent with the MOST Cooperation”s All Members Meeting, this one-day industry event on the leading automotive infotainment technology will present current and future technologies and application highlights based on MOST. “At the recent MOST Forum 2012, attendees from all over Europe, Asia and North America came together to celebrate the substantial breakthrough of MOST150 rolling off the line,” said Henry Muyshondt, Technical Liaison of the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport MOST). “The technology update and outlook presented included the network integration of diverse applications, such as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), and easier connection to IT systems outside the vehicle. With the current MOST150 rollout, the MOST Cooperation is adding a dedicated Ethernet channel to the other widely used transport mechanisms already supported by MOST for the movement of audio, video and control information within the car.” The Ethernet Channel of MOST150 operates like an IEEE802.x network. MOST150 multiplexes Ethernet technology onto a networking technology that was designed to meet stringent automotive requirements.

The Call for Speakers for the MOST Forum 2013 is now open, and anyone interested is invited to submit a proposal for a paper by September 21, 2012. The upcoming MOST Forum will again provide an ideal venue to share ideas and experiences, and to discuss the latest news on this de-facto automotive networking standard. The broad international audience will be composed of researchers, designers, engineers, system developers, as well as purchasers, journalists and managers of the industries involved.

Suggested topics for paper submission include, but are not limited to, MOST physical layer, MOST networking and system architecture, MOST software and protocols, MOST compliance and quality, MOST applications and series projects experience, MOST and other standards, as well as research and miscellaneous topics such as consumer products in the car. Several partners will again provide their knowledge and expertise to the MOST Forum. These include knowledge partner MOST Cooperation (www.mostcooperation.com), industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) and media partners Auto Electronics, Automotive Industries, EE Times Europe, Elektronik automotive, and ElektronikPraxis.

Image Source: MOST Cooperation

Paper Submission

Suggested MOST topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

1. MOST Physical Layer
1.1 Optical (FOT, Fiber, Connectors)
1.2 Electrical

2. MOST Networking and System Architecture
2.1 Application Framework
2.2 Network Management
2.3 Interface Controllers

3. MOST Software and Protocols
3.1 Operating Systems
3.2 Software Frameworks

4. MOST Compliance and Quality Aspects
4.1 Testing and Compliance
4.2 Tools

5. MOST Applications and Series Projects Experience
5.1 Infotainment
5.2 Gateway Solutions
5.3 Driver Assist

6. MOST and Other Standards
6.1 FIBEX
6.2 AUTOSAR
6.3 CEA

7. MOST Research & Miscellaneous
7.1 Research
7.2 Consumer meets automotive

The abstract should contain:

Title of the paper
Author(s): name(s), title(s), company, address, telephone, e-mail
Subject/topic
Length for presentation: 15 or 25 minutes
Short summary of the paper: 200 to 300 words (English)
Details of any previous publications on the same subject

All abstracts are due on September 21, 2012 and should be sent via e-mail to contact(at)mostforum.com. Acceptable file formats are Word, Text and PDF files. All presenters have free admission to the conference and exhibition. For any questions you are welcome to contact us.

Program Consortium

Dr. Wolfgang Bott, MOST Cooperation
Joe Desposito, Electronic Design Group
Stephan Esch, AUDI AG
Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba, University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf
Christoph Hammerschmidt, EE Times Europe
Stephan Janouch, Elektronik automotive
Jochen Klaus-Wagenbrenner, HARMAN
John Larkin, Automotive Industries
Robert Reiter, BMW Group
Harald Schöpp, SMSC
Christoph Stoppok, ZVEI
Stefan Wachter, Daimler AG
Johann Wiesböck, ElektronikPraxis

The program committee will decide on the acceptance of a paper on the basis of the abstract. It is important to clearly emphasize the principal technical, economic and practical aspects of the intended paper. In particular, you should indicate those aspects of the work that are innovative and unique. The length of the lectures will be 15 or 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion. All papers must be written and presented in English.

Final Paper
The accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings.

Deadlines

Abstract submission: September 21, 2012
Notification of authors: October 24, 2012
Final Paper: January 18, 2013
Presentation at MOST Forum: April 23, 2013

About the MOST Forum
The MOST Forum is an international conference and exhibition on infotainment technology using MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport). MOST is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. The MOST Cooperation is the knowledge partner of the MOST Forum. It is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. More information on the MOST Cooperation is available at http://www.mostcooperation.com. The MOST Forum is organized by qaqadu event gmbh. For more information please see http://www.mostforum.com.

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MOST Cooperation Invites Speakers for ICA 2012

13th MOST(r) Interconnectivity Conference Asia on November 15, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea

MOST Cooperation Invites Speakers for ICA 2012
MOST150 offers automotive Ethernet in addition to infotainment.

Karlsruhe (Germany) May 30, 2012 – The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – will host the 13th MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia (ICA) on November 15, 2012 in Seoul (South Korea). “This year’s MOST Conference in Asia will focus on the release of MOST150 onto the roads,” stated Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “With the current MOST150 rollout, the MOST Cooperation is adding the transmission of Ethernet protocol data to the established MOST infotainment transport of audio and video within the car. Thus, the Ethernet Channel of MOST150 is equivalent to an IEEE802.x network.” The MOST Cooperation acknowledges this major effort and invites speakers from the automotive electronics industry to contribute to the conference program. Anyone involved with MOST Technology is welcome to present the latest MOST designs, solutions, experiences, research results, and future outlooks.

Suggested topics for presentation include, but are not limited to: MOST physical layer, MOST networking and system architecture, MOST software and protocols, MOST compliance and quality, and MOST applications and series projects experience. Abstracts for submission are due by September 14, 2012 and should be mailed to MOSTCO_PR@mostcooperation.com. The MOSTCO Steering Committee will review all entries and create a high quality program to be presented to Asian carmakers and their suppliers.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS:

Suggested MOST topics for submission include, but are not limited to:
1. MOST Physical Layer
1.1 Optical (FOT, Fiber, Connectors)
1.2 Electrical

2. MOST Networking and System Architecture
2.1 Application Framework
2.2 Network Management
2.3 Interface Controllers

3. MOST Software and Protocols
3.1 Operating Systems
3.2 Software Frameworks

4. MOST Compliance and Quality Aspects
4.1 Testing and Compliance
4.2 Tools

5. MOST Applications and Series Projects Experience
5.1 Infotainment
5.2 Gateway Solutions
5.3 Driver Assist

The abstract should contain:
1. Title of the paper
2. Author(s): name(s), title(s), company, address, telephone, e-mail
3. Subject/topic
4. Short summary of the presentation: 200 to 300 words (English)

All abstracts are due by September 14, 2012 and should be sent via e-mail to MOSTCO_PR@mostcooperation.com. Acceptable file formats are Word, Text and PDF files. For any questions you are welcome to contact us.

Program Consortium: MOSTCO Steering Committee
The program committee will decide on the acceptance of a presentation on the basis of the abstract. It is important to clearly emphasize the principal technical, economic and practical aspects.

Deadlines
Abstract submission: September 14, 2012
Notification of authors: September 23, 2012
Final presentation slides: October 26, 2012
Presentation at MOST ICA: November 15, 2012

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About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 115 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

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+49 8151 55009 11

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Test System TTsuite Expanded for all MOST® Speed Grades and Physical Layers

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS Optimizes Test Automation of Data Transmission in MOST Networks

Test System TTsuite Expanded for all MOST® Speed Grades and Physical Layers
Test scenario example

Munich (Germany) May 29, 2012 – Test specialist RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS extends its test system TTsuite to all available speed grades and physical layers of the networking standard MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) for in-car data transmission. Thus the qualified system integrator for automotive data communication now provides the optimized test system for speed grades of 25, 50 and 150 Mbit/s. The supported physical layers for MOST include POF (plastic optical fiber) and electrical physical layers: coax and shielded or unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires. “With the enhanced and optimized TTsuite, all test cases that have been automated once with TTsuite are now available for all three MOST generations: MOST25, MOST50 and MOST150,” stated Wolfgang Malek, General Manager and Co-founder of RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS. “Hence we offer all users the best prerequisites for the reuse of test cases and, consequently, high protection for invested funds.” The easy-to-use test platform of TTsuite allows users to perform test and simulation tasks in varying degrees of complexity. This tool is based on the standardized test specification language TTCN-3 and uses the GFT-format (Graphical Presentation format of TTCN-3) for the definition, visualization and documentation of the tests. TTsuite allows testers to describe and carry out new test scenarios in a user-friendly and comfortable environment. Moreover, test routines can be used both as executable tests and as test specifications.

As an extension, RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS provides a test Development Kit (TDK) with various opportunities for automation in the areas of physical layer, network, system behavior, and application for a smooth start to test projects. A large number of proven test cases from the MOST compliance processes are available. In addition to the standard system, RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS offers further test adapters for CAN bus, RS232, GPIB, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SQL, POP3, SNMP, TCP, UDP, and the integration of customer-specific DLLs and interfaces.

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About RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

With comprehensive expertise in data communication for automotive electronic systems, Ruetz System Solutions provides full service to carmakers and suppliers for a smooth and timely production start (SOP). The outsourcing partner based in Munich offers engineering services for system integration, Test Laboratories as a Service, compliance tests and training. Part of the test laboratory solutions are test systems and platforms. All in-car data transmission standards such as, amongst others, CAN, Ethernet, FlexRay, LIN, MOST, USB and WLAN are supported competently and reliably by the general contractor. More information is available at www.ruetz-system-solutions.com.

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RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS GmbH
Wolfgang Malek
Walter-Gropius-Strasse 17
80807 München
+49 89 200 04 13

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In-car Ethernet Enters the Road

MOST(R) Cooperation Releases Automotive Ethernet into Series Production

In-car Ethernet Enters the Road
MOST150 offers automotive Ethernet in addition to infotainment.

The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – proudly announces that automotive Ethernet via MOST is now making its way into the car and onto the roads. “With the current MOST150 rollout, the MOST Cooperation is adding the transmission of Ethernet protocol data to the established MOST infotainment transport of audio and video within the car,” explained Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “Thus, the Ethernet Channel of MOST150 is equivalent to an IEEE802.x network. MOST150 combines Ethernet technology with a networking technology that was designed to meet the stringent automotive requirements. MOST provides the ideal network backbone for a broad variety of IP-based applications such as supporting apps on connected services and Internet access in general.”

The MOST network technology is extremely flexible, allowing star, daisy-chain, tree, and other topologies implemented on different physical layers such as POF (plastic optical fiber) and electrical physical layers: coax and shielded or unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires. The coax standard has recently been specified to serve other vehicle domains, i.e. it fits into the driver assistance domain, as this physical layer is able to provide bi-directional communication and power supply on the same cable. Regarding content protection, HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) has been added in addition to DTCP (Digital Transport Content Protection). With these, MOST fulfills the present and will fulfill foreseeable future copy protection requirements for upcoming rights management and copy control systems.

Bandwidth for Ethernet transport exceeds 100 Mbit/s

The MOST Ethernet Channel provides the necessary infrastructure to implement all necessary protocols and mechanisms such as the Internet Protocol (IP), the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) which are required to support Internet access in a distributed infotainment system. Simultaneously, MOST maintains other essential communication features, such as synchronous and isochronous channels for easy and efficient audio and video streaming. The MOST150 network provides an efficient and easy to use solution for transmitting IP traffic. Investigations on the throughput with the maximum bandwidth allocated for the packet channel proved that a net bandwidth of over 107 Mbit/s can be achieved, showing that the maximum bandwidth of 142.8 Mbit/s can be utilized with efficiency of over 75 percent.

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Über die MOST Cooperation

Die MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) ist die Organisation, welche die MOST Technologie standardisiert und weiterentwickelt, damit sie weiterhin stets die neuesten Anforderungen der Industrie erfüllt. 2012 umfasst die Kooperation 16 internationale Automobilhersteller und über 60 Hauptzulieferer. Die Mitgliedsunternehmen haben sich zusammengeschlossen, um die MOST Technologie einzusetzen und zu ihrer Innovation beizutragen. Anfangs für die Übertragung von Infotainmentdaten in Fahrzeugen konzipiert, erweitert sich das Einsatzgebiet des Netzwerkes heute auch auf die Unterhaltungselektronik. Das Ziel der MOST Cooperation ist es, die Technologie auch für andere Industrien zu entwickeln und zu standardisieren sowie die entsprechende Infrastruktur zu schaffen. Derzeit ist MOST weltweit in über 115 Fahrzeugmodellen der innovativsten und zukunftsorientierten Automobilhersteller implementiert. Die MOST Cooperation wurde 1998 gegründet, um die MOST Technologie als globalen Standard für Multimedianetzwerke zu standardisieren. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN und SMSC bilden als sogenannte Partner das Steering Committee der MOST Cooperation. Weitere Informationen stehen unter www.mostcooperation.com zur Verfügung.

Kontakt:
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Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
08151 55500911

http://www.mostcooperation.com
mostco_pr@mostcooperation.com

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MOST150 Rolls Off the Line

MOST® Forum 2012: MOST Cooperation Releases MOST150 Onto the Road

MOST150 Rolls Off the Line

Karlsruhe (Germany) February 9, 2012 – At the fourth MOST Forum on March 20, 2012 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany), the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – will again participate as knowledge partner and exhibitor to showcase the latest technology highlights. “The theme of this year’s exhibit is ‘MOST150 Rolls Off the Line’, describing the third generation of MOST Technology hitting the road in 2012,” stated Dr. Christian Thiel, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation. “MOST150 meets the requirements not only for the traditional areas of entertainment and information, but also for the new domains of mobile connectivity, connected services, and driver assistance. We are proud to announce that automotive Ethernet will go into series via MOST150.” In addition to transporting high Quality of Service (QoS) audio and video, this latest technology also provides an automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet protocols within the car. MOST is thus equivalent to an IEEE802.x network.

MOST in Driver Assistance

Besides exhibiting, MOSTCO’s Technical Coordinator Dr. Wolfgang Bott will speak on “MOST in Driver Assistance”. In his presentation at 14:30 on March 20, 2012, Dr. Bott will give evidence supporting the need for seamless integration of infotainment and driver assistance. Both hard real-time and high bandwidth requirements must be met. A multi-channel network approach with inherent synchronicity will be the first choice. If then additional advantages such as maturity, cost efficiency and flexible topology come along with an appropriate safety integrity level, MOST is proven to fit best from a system solution perspective.

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About MOST Technology

MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 110 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation

The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt:
MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
08151 55500911

http://www.mostcooperation.com
mostco_pr@mostcooperation.com

Pressekontakt:
alvacon::pr
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Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg
pr@alvacon.com
08151 555009 11
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