MOST Book Provides an Introduction to the Basics and Applications of the Leading Infotainment Technology

Complete information compiled on the subject of MOST is now available as a standard work: Comprehensive and easy to understand, the reference "MOST Book" provides an introduction to the technology and applications of the multimedia standard MOST (Media Orientated Systems Transport).

Complete information compiled on the subject of MOST is now available as a standard work: Comprehensive and easy to understand, the reference "MOST Book" provides an introduction to the technology and applications of the multimedia standard MOST (Media Orientated Systems Transport). Not intended to replace the official MOST specifications, it nevertheless gives a comprehensive overview introducing these specifications. This qualified compendium is published in the series Electronics & Electrical Technology library of the Franzis Verlag. The authors are a team of 16 specialists from member companies and competence partners of the MOST Cooperation, representing a broad spectrum of the entire MOST know-how. The editor, Prof. Dr. Ing. Andreas Grzemba, and his team of authors describe all the relevant aspects of this technology, from the presentation of the communications architecture and a variety of development tools to the installation and commissioning of a simple MOST system. The MOST experts conclude by demonstrating the basic structure of MOST gateways, describing the handling of MOST components and their use in standard vehicles. This reference book offers a comprehensive overview of MOST and provides an easy introduction to the communications architecture. It is aimed at both electronics development engineers and designers with sections relevant to project managers and executives who are concerned with the transmission of multimedia data.

MOST Standard

After an introductory description of the MOST Cooperation and its structure the reader is given an overview of all network architectures in vehicles to facilitate a better understanding of the use cases for MOST. The subsequent introduction to the MOST Technology is an overview of the system architecture, the application framework and the protocols. The next chapter on physical layers starts with an introduction and the basics of the layer structure followed by a system description and concludes with further developments and alternative transmission media. Various MOST interface controllers and network services are listed and explained. The authors then go on to describe the MOST system design. Two important subjects include the testing of MOST based infotainment systems and the compliance processes. Finalizing the first part of the compilation, the reader is given an overview of the almost 4000 pages of MOST specifications.

MOST Applications

The second part of the book is dedicated to the practical use cases of MOST: Beginning with an introduction of the various development tools of various providers, the structure of a simple MOST system with three communication participants is described. The examples used are a CD changer, an amplifier and a control interface. The connection of external devices via gateways illustrating the versatility of the architecture follow. Production and processing of MOST components as well as MOST in series production conclude the work . The appendix provides an overview of different communications systems and explains the abbreviations and special terminology used.

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Annual Achievement Report 2008 of the MOST Cooperation (March 2008) Download at www.mostcooperation.com/publications/brochures_[...] ?do170514=download (2,1 MB) Read online at www.mostcooperation.com/f/core/frontend/http/ht[...] ons%2Fbrochures_newsletters%2Findex.html&lang=1&popup=0.1.1.159110%21159110. 1.5.159119%21159119.1.2.170172%21170172.2.2.170512%21170512.1.2.170514-1

MOST Informative Issue 2 - The latest Newsletter of the MOST Cooperation (March 2008) Download at www.mostcooperation.com/publications/brochures_[...] ?do170532=download (1,2 MB) REad online at www.mostcooperation.com/f/core/frontend/http/ht[...] ons%2Fbrochures_newsletters%2Findex.html&lang=1&popup=0.1.1.159110%21159110. 1.5.159119%21159119.1.2.170172%21170172.2.2.170512%21170512.2.2.170532-1

About MOST Technology MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fiber or electrical unshielded or shielded twisted pair wire physical layers, that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today MOST is used in over 55 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation The MOST Cooperation is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 75 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Harman/Becker and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see www.mostcooperation.com.