TowerJazz and Ranix announced the development of 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 transceiver for V2X modem is targeting 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, expecting to expand its 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. V2X communication modules are in charge of passing information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect it, and vice versa. These modules incorporates 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. Visiongain estimates the market of V2X modules in vehicles to reach a 24 percent CAGR between 2015 to 2025.

“Ranix’s RF transceivers are designed to provide high RF performance for our developed ETCS and V2X solutions for the automotive market. As RF communication requirements in the automotive system become more complex, we need the optimized RF transceiver to provide excellent performance. We chose TowerJazz’s automotive-qualified RF platform for its combination of good performance and top accurate models. This collaboration between Ranix and TowerJazz was a natural fit and we look forward to cooperate as strategic partners,” said SoungWook Choi, CEO, Ranix Inc.

“We are delighted to cooperate with Ranix in designing RF transceiver modems for the automotive market. 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,” said Michael Song, president TowerJazz Korea and VP of Sales Korea.