Second Edition of MOST(R) Book

Updated and Expanded MOST Book Includes MOST150
Second Edition of MOST(R) Book

The MOST Cooperation – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – presents the expanded and updated issue of the MOST Book. Titled „The Automotive Multimedia Network – From MOST25 to MOST150“, this second edition of the comprehensive and easy to understand standard work is published by the Franzis Publishing House in the series Electronics & Electrical Technology library. „The MOST Cooperation has assigned this update to provide the latest status by including MOST150 – the third generation of MOST which is close to rollout,“ stated editor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Grzemba. „Providing access to all three technology generations, this qualified compendium addresses electronics development professionals to obtain an overview and making MOST Technology easy to understand and apply. But also project managers and executives who are concerned with the transmission of multimedia data will receive an excellent insight.“

The authors are a team of numerous specialists from member companies and competence partners such as carmakers, suppliers and scientific institutes, representing a broad spectrum of MOST know-how. Starting out with an introduction to the MOST standard itself, the book proceeds by describing the organization of the MOST Cooperation and the general communication architecture of an automobile using MOST. The subsequent chapter provides an overview on MOST Technology, followed by detailed presentations of most important technology aspects. Explaining the latest generation MOST150, two completely new chapters have been added: „Introduction of MOST150 in Series Production“ and „MOST150 Migration“. After looking at manufacturing and processing of MOST components, the book concludes with the introduction of gateways to connect external devices and various MOST applications.

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 fibers (POF), COAX based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires, that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today MOST is used in over 105 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 60 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 and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see

MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
08151 55500911

Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg
08151 555009 11