Seeing The Future Of Vision

Vision systems have evolved from cameras that enable robots to “see” on a factory floor to a safety-critical element of the heterogeneous systems guiding autonomous vehicles, as well as other applications that call for parallel processing technology to quickly recognize objects, people, and the surrounding environment. Automotive electronics and mobile devices currently dominate embedded... » read more

What Can Go Wrong In Automotive

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss automotive engineering with Jinesh Jain, supervisor for advanced architectures in Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto; Raed Shatara, market development for automotive infotainment at [getentity id="22331" comment="STMicroelectronics"]; Joe Hupcey, verification product technologist at [getentity id="22017" e_name="Mentor Graphics"]; ... » read more

Aftermarket Autonomous Vehicle Race Heats Up

It’s not just car companies that are racing to build self-driving vehicles. An entire ecosystem is sprouting up around retrofitting existing vehicles with autonomous technology, despite the fact that the technology, infrastructure, regulatory and insurance issues are still not fully formed. Uber already is using self-driving taxis, accompanied by a human driver, in Pittsburgh, Pa. And many... » read more

The Week In Review: Design

Numbers EDA and IP sales increased 5.6% in Q2 to $2.013 billion, up from $1.907 billion in the same period in 2015, according to the most recent Electronic System Design Alliance numbers. Asia/Pacific revenue increased 10.9% to $608.1 million; Japan increased 15.7% to $211.4 million. The Americas increased 4.4% to $908.4 million. IP Cadence launched the latest generation of its Xtensa ... » read more

USDOT Smart City Challenge: Columbus Drives Future of Automotive Semiconductor Development

The Smart City Challenge will be an accelerant of automotive semiconductor innovation. The U.S. Department of Transportation has chosen Columbus as the winner of the Smart City Challenge, entitling Ohio’s capital city to $40 million U.S. government funding, along with $10M from Paul Allen’s Vulcan investment firm, and $90M that Columbus raised from private partners, to create a fully integr... » read more

Tech Talk: ADAS

Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing at Arteris, explains what the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems standard is, where the problems are, and why this is becoming so important in automotive semiconductor design. [youtube vid=w2zZUV0RdjI] » read more

ISO 26262: Top 3 Reasons For Hardware Implementation Of Functional Safety

I’ve written articles before about ISO 26262 Certification because many SoC design teams are challenged by the barriers they have to overcome to achieve automotive functional safety, especially if they previously enjoyed success in mobility or computing but now want to shift attention to the growing array of electronics used in transportation such as automated driver assistance systems (ADAS)... » read more

Executive Insight: Charles Janac

SE: What’s your biggest concern? Janac: Staying current. One of the things that is really important is to understand shifts in the marketplace. In the past, we looked at whether to target our interconnect solution at digital TV or mobility. This was actually a very interesting question in 2005. The DTV market looked better, but we were not getting enough evaluations. We were doing better i... » read more

Automotive SoC Maker Uses NoC Technology

How the world's #1 vision-based Advanced Driver Assistance and Collision Avoidance Systems company uses Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP to address demanding low-latency requirements in its automotive products. To download this white paper, click here. » read more