Imagination enters new mobility with comprehensive GPU development offering
Autonomous Vehicle Technology announces 2020 ACES Award Winner in Autonomy | GPU category
Imagination Technologies has entered the world of automotive GPU development, bringing its expertise in the mobile phone industry. After just 12 months of development, the company launched PowerVR Automotive to address the most challenging silicon problems in automotive safety, security, reliability, and robustness. With the package, the company aims to reduce the barrier to entry for new players to the market, while easing the burden of meeting safety requirements for established companies. It is designed to ensure customers’ SoCs can achieve the ASIL-levels of functional safety, meeting industry standards such as ISO 26262 and IEC 61506 at the system level. PowerVR Automotive combines five elements—hardware IP, software, tools, documentation, and long-term support—to enable existing and new entrants as the industry moves toward more autonomous driving. The first variant is the Series8XT-A GPU core, which complements existing IP already used extensively in infotainment, digital cockpit, and advanced driver-assistance systems. It has enhanced recovery and reliability features to make it easier for system-on-chip designers to obtain automotive safety certification aimed at digital human-machine interfaces and autonomous vehicles. Based on the PowerVR Furian architecture, the Series8XT-A is said to provide class-leading power, performance, and area metrics and enables new features in hardware and software for fault detection and recovery of the GPU. Other new features include error-correcting code, logic built-in self-test, as well as industry-leading verification strategies. The PowerVR’s Series2NX NNAs (Neural Network Accelerators) can enable ADAS applications such as driver monitoring, driver gaze tracking, seat occupancy, road-sign detection, drivable path analysis, road user detection, and driver recognition. In addition, the NNA technology’s performance density for embedded environments can play a key role in enabling the move from Level 3 to Level 5 autonomous driving.
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