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STMicroelectronics and Airbiquity to demonstrate secure Over-the-Air Software Updates

Integration of Airbiquity technology adds powerful, secure OTA updates to innovative ST Telemaco-based connected-car architectures

STMicroelectronics and Airbiquity will demonstrate the integration of Airbiquity’s software update management service into ST’s telematics and connectivity processors (Telemaco) at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.

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The MWC demonstration features Airbiquity’s Over-The-Air (OTA) Software & Data Management offering integrated into the ST Telemaco3 Evaluation Board (EVB). Presenting how the technology protects consumers, their automotive investment, and manufacturers, the demo highlights the interoperability between the Airbiquity cloud-based service and the on-board ST Telemaco3 EVB platform in a variety of software-update campaign scenarios and typical Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) OTA use cases.

The Telemaco family of devices provides high bandwidth connectivity (1Gb/sec ETH) and processing capability to handle wireless data management typically required for automotive telematics applications. Moreover, it can handle the control of the in-vehicle CAN bus through an independent and isolated Cortex-M subsystem running a dedicated real-time OS. With its flexible memory and CPU cores configurations, the Telemaco processors allow implementing scalable systems throughout the wide variety of car connectivity applications requiring rich Linux OS and other Posix OS’s.

Airbiquity’s Software & Data Management offering is designed to efficiently orchestrate and automate highly targeted, scalable, and secure multi-ECU software updates and data collection for connected vehicles. The solution features a sophisticated back-end management capability enabling highly refined campaign targeting, configuration, and approvals, and is fully scalable to easily accommodate the geographic, volume, and IT hosting requirements of the automotive industry.

About Piyush Rajan

Asst. Editor |Telematics Wire | Smart automotive

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