LAN9360 AVB Audio Endpoint Controller for Interconnecting Infotainment Devices with Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB)
Microchip has introduced LAN9360, a single chip Ethernet controller with embedded protocols. The new hardware-based audio endpoint solution interconnects the infotainment devices including speakers, amplifiers, microphones, navigation systems, radio tuners, and smart headrests with Ethernet AVB (Audio Video Bridging).
The LAN9360 bridges audio between Ethernet AVB and Inter-IC Sound (I2S), Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) local audio interfaces. This new device can support audio transmission over Ethernet AVB, including generalized Precision Time Protocol gPTP, timestamping, transport protocols, and content protection with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
The LAN9360 audio endpoint controller has been validated to industry standards such as IEEE 802.1BA-2011, IEEE 802.1AS, IEEE1722, and IEEE1733 specifications for Ethernet networks and is certified to the standards for AVB interoperability and reliability established by the Avnu Alliance consortium. The development board and Microchip’s MPLAB Network Creator are available for configuring the LAN9360 using an intuitive graphical user interface. Microchip’s LAN9360 endpoint device is available for volume orders in a 100-Thin Profile Fine Pitch Ball (TFBGA) package option.
Features of LAN9360 Single-Chip Ethernet Audio Endpoint Controller
- AVB out-of-the-Box
- gPTP - IEEE802.1AS
- IEEE1722 AVTP Talker and Listener
- IEEE1733 RTP Talker and Listener
- Supports up to 40 Audio Channel
- Supports up to 7 AVB Audio Streams
- Security: HDCP, secure boot, secure update
Note: More technical information can be found on the product page of the LAN9360 Single-Chip Ethernet Audio Endpoint Controller.