CSR introduced CSR6000, AEC-Q100 qualified Wi-Fi platform for wireless connectivity into the automotive environment. The UniFi CSR6000 family has been designed for IEEE 802.11b/g/n in the 2.4Ghz band. Using 65nm CMOS it meets the requirements of automotive embedded systems, giving industry-leading low power consumption, optimal system performance, a small form factor and low total system cost. CSR6000 host software for Wi-Fi will be supported on a number of operating system platforms: Linux, Genivi Linux, QNX, Windows Automotive as well as Android.

Car WiFi Hotspot - In-Vehicle Wireless Internet BroadbandCSR recently announced the Wi-Linx, a software module for the CSR6000 family of Wi-Fi chips that makers of in-vehicle infotainment systems can use to add Wi-Fi hot spot, Wi-Fi client and Bluetooth 3.0+HS capabilities to any vehicle. Available now, Wi-Linx for the CSR6000 lets drivers and passengers securely connect to the Internet with their handsets, tablets, mobile PCs and portable gaming devices and share information, and enables in-vehicle infotainment systems to connect to home media servers, diagnostic systems, location-based information portals and other services.

By plugging a USB broadband modem into the in-vehicle infotainment system, CSR’s Wi-Linx and CSR6000 can turn a vehicle into a rolling Wi-Fi hot spot that allows multiple occupants to access the Wi-Fi signal for a variety of purposes, from linking laptops to the Internet to streaming video to the rear-seat screens.

When parked at home, CSR’s Wi-Linx and CSR6000 will make it easy to download documents, photos and other media directly into the vehicle’s infotainment system from the home media server. On the road, it will enable users to download information about local restaurants, shops, hotels and other points of interest from the Wi-Fi hot spot at the local gas station. With Wi-Linx, photos and music files can be streamed from a smartphone instantly through the Bluetooth 3.0+HS connectivity offered by the CSR6000.

Wi-Linx for CSR6000 offers a range of configurability options that can be modified over the vehicle CAN bus via a web browser, including transmitter power settings, parental controls and VPN and firewall controls.