Comms module supports V2X smart transportation
Supporting the domains of intelligent transportation, smart cities and autonomous driving, the UMCC1 Series cellular V2X communication module has been announced by Alps Alpine.
Cellular vehicle to everything (V2X), or C-V2X is already deployed using 4G mobile communications (4G LTE) in anticipation of 5G-based services. Alps Alpine has developed the UMCC1 Series Cellular V2X All In One Communication Module. It is compliant with 3GPP1 Release 14 and includes an application processor and V2X protocol stack, to reduce the load on the host CPU for the onboard unit. The UMCC1 Series also has its own built in power circuit (PMIC2), allowing for system expansion of on board units.
A Cellular V2X Communication Module evaluation board and kit is also available for manufacturers of end products.
The module has been jointly developed with Gohigh Data Networks Technology. It has undergone IMT-20203 demonstration testing, where it realised high interconnectivity and reliability, reports Alps Alpine.
The modules is intended to speed up development of 5G modules, initially in China, and to further enhance product capabilities for connectivity. Alps Alpine will also concentrate development efforts on integrating this core technology for the digital cabin framework with human machine interface (HMI) and sensing technology.
Alps Alpine, Alps Electric and Alpine Electronics integrated their businesses and became Alps Alpine, drawing on combined expertise in core devices, system design and software development. The company serves the automotive, mobile devices and consumer electronics markets, as well as energy, healthcare and industry sectors.
Alps Alpine Europe is a subsidiary of Alps Alpine. Since 2013 the European head office has been located in Munich from where it co-ordinates the sales, marketing and product engineering activities of offices in Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg, Paris, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Gothenburg, Frolunda and Milan. The manufacturing site is in Dortmund, Germany.