SMSC is a leading provider of Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST®), the de-facto standard for high-bandwith automotive multimedia networking.
Cars continue to evolve into sophisticated consumer electronics platforms, increasing the demand for reliable and simple solutions to support for audio, video and data communications. MOST can be used to connect multiple consumer devices via optical or electrical physical layers directly to one another or in a network configuration. As aas synchronous network, MOST provides excellent Quality of Service and seamless connectivity for audio/video streaming.
MOST defines protocol, hardware, and software layers necessary to allow for transport of control, real-time, and packet data in an efficient and low cost way using a single medium (physical layer). Media currently in use are fiber optics and unshielded twisted pair cables (UTP). MOST also supports various speed grades up to 150 Mbps.
On the leading edge of the latest innovations in MOST technology, SMSC is the one-stop shop for approved MOST solutions. Its combination of highly integrated mixed signal integrated circuits and real-time, object-oriented network management software provide the resources needed to implement a complete MOST system design. Leveraging the extensive knowledge and experience gained through many years of product design and development, many of SMSC's solutions support all three speed grades of MOST.
For more information on MOST, visit the MOST Cooperation web site www.mostcooperation.com.