TowerJazz & Ranix to Develop RF Transceivers for the Automotive Market

TowerJazz has partnered with Korea-based total solution provider for automotive communication and IoT security, Ranix. The companies will together develop RF transceivers for V2X (Vehicle-to-everything) and ETCS (Electronic Toll Collection System) modems for the automotive market based on TowerJazz’s advanced RF manufacturing platform. Ranix’s RF transceiver design is specifically customized for ETCS and V2X modems.

RF transceivers for V2X modem will target the growing worldwide automotive market’s need for WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicle Environments) systems. Ranix is the sole domestic Korean company providing V2X solutions for Korea’s automobile market and largest manufactures. They are expecting to expand their presence worldwide as well. The RF transceiver for ETCS has been designed to be compliant with the Korean and Chinese market standards to serve both of these markets with high performance and cost-effective solutions.

As the demand for autonomous driving is increasing, there is a constantly rising need for V2X modems offering sophisticated solutions along with enhanced RF communication capabilities. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication modules are in charge of passing information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect it, and vice versa. These modules incorporate specific types of communications such as V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure), V2N (vehicle-to-network), V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle), V2P (vehicle-to-pedestrian), V2D (vehicle-to-device) and V2G (vehicle-to-grid).

These systems serve a variety of today’s ever evolving automotive market requirements among which are road safety, traffic efficiency, and energy savings. Market analyst, Visiongain, estimates the market of V2X modules in vehicles will reach a 24% CAGR between 2015-2025. TowerJazz’s reputable and highly accurate PDK modeling, it’s AEC-Q100 qualified processes and vast manufacturing expertise provides Ranix with the optimal development and manufacturing platform.