ON Semiconductor, AImotive to collaborate on sensor fusion hardware platforms
ON Semiconductor and AImotive announced they will work together to develop prototype sensor fusion platforms for automotive applications. The collaboration aims to help customers explore highly integrated solutions for future generations of sensor data conditioning hardware platforms.
The companies plan to develop a series of hardware platform demonstrators, combining ON Semiconductor’s latest HD camera and radar sensor and pre-processor chipsets and expertise with AImotive’s advanced AI-based perception algorithms, hardware acceleration, and simulation capabilities. The platforms are expected to showcase the accuracy, robustness, and low latency of AI-based real-time sensor fusion and will use AImotive’s aiWare hardware NN (neural network) acceleration IP in FPGA-based prototypes, as well as modules from its aiDrive software portfolio and its aiSim simulation environment.
ON Semiconductor has developed products and solutions in all four sensor modalities: imaging, radar, LiDAR, and ultrasonic sensing. Combined, and used with technologies offered by companies like AImotive, the company says they are able to address future vehicle requirements for robust, high-performance sensor fusion platforms that support advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.
Davide Santo, Senior Director and General Manager, Automotive Radar Sensing Solutions, Intelligent Sensing Group at ON Semiconductor, said, “Our customers have been asking us to help them deliver better performance by combining different sensors. When undertaking such challenges, AI and simulation are key technologies to help build future-proof products and development processes. We recognize AImotive’s considerable expertise and industry recognition in these technologies and more for autonomous driving. We believe the results of this collaboration will enable both companies to help customers deliver more advanced sensor fusion solutions to OEMs and Tier1s.”
“We are delighted to be working with an automotive industry leader like ON Semiconductor to explore future AI-based sensor fusion solutions,” said Laszlo Kishonti, CEO AImotive, “Together we can demonstrate that, with the right chips and algorithms, more highly integrated sensor fusion solutions can achieve superior performance, while also being a cost-effective and practical solution for volume production.”