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More Than Random: Achieving Systematic ASIL D ISO 26262 Compliance For Automotive SoCs


Automakers are upgrading vehicle autonomy levels from Level2 Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) to Level 2+ and Level 3 and evolving to full Highly Automated Driving (HAD) Level 4 and Level 5 with new safety critical applications. The new applications such as automatic emergency braking, lane keep aid, traffic sign recognition, surround view, drowsiness monitoring, and others improve sa... » read more

Maximize Memory Security Of HPC SoCs With Efficient Crypto IP


Data that is created and transferred between billions of devices and the cloud is growing exponentially. More and more devices are entering the market, the cloud is expanding to the network edge and new applications are emerging. These factors are drivers for technological advances in high-performance computing (HPC), reshaping system-on-chip (SoC) designs to address the need for more accelerat... » read more

AI At The Edge: Optimizing AI Algorithms Without Sacrificing Accuracy


The ultimate measure of success for AI will be how much it increases productivity in our daily lives. However, the industry has huge challenges in evaluating progress. The vast number of AI applications is in constant churn: finding the right algorithm, optimizing the algorithm, and finding the right tools. In addition, complex hardware engineering is rapidly being updated with many different s... » read more

New Neural Processors Address Emerging Neural Networks


It’s been ten years since AlexNet, a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) model running on GPUs, displaced more traditional vision processing algorithms to win the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition (ILSVRC). AlexNet, and its successors, provided significant improvements in object classification accuracy at the cost of intense computational complexity and large da... » read more

Accelerating Automotive Safety Certification With ASIL Compliant Certified IP


By Pavithra C. Suriyanarayanan and Srini Krishnaswami The autonomous vehicle market is growing at a tremendous rate and functional safety in conventional, hybrid, and electric automobiles plays a significant role in achieving the required certification. Auto makers must go through numerous government regulations that call for increased safety and reliability all the way down to the component... » read more

Meet Both Security And Safety Needs In New Automotive SoCs


With advances in hardware and software, smart vehicles are improving with every generation. Capabilities that once seemed far-off and futuristic—from automatic braking to self-driving features—are now either standard or within reach. However, as vehicle architectures evolve, the ways that both security and safety can be addressed at the system-on-chip (SoC) level also must evolve. Cars a... » read more

HDCP 2.3: Enabling Robust Security Of High-Res Displays


Displays, monitors and touchscreens are the interface to our digital lives everywhere—at home, at work, and in the car. Display designers continuously upgrade their products with higher bandwidth, new technologies, and innovative features. New, modular products incorporate micro LEDs to allow new form factors, such as designing displays that are as thin as a canvas, can be rolled up, or can b... » read more

Cybersecurity For Cars Starts With Chips And IP


The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation. Cars are becoming more sophisticated and valuable with increased connectivity and capabilities to provide a better user experience. They are also collecting and transmitting more and more sensitive data and thus are becoming very attractive targets for attacks. Cybercrime in the automotive industry is growing rapidly. How bad i... » read more

Meeting Processor Performance And Safety Requirements For New ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Systems


By Fergus Casey and Srini Krishnaswami Innovation in today’s automotive industry is accelerating as companies race to be the market leader in safety and autonomous vehicles. With vehicle control moving from humans to the vehicles’ active safety systems, more sensors – cameras, radar, lidar, etc. – are being added to automotive systems. More sensors require more computational performa... » read more

Shifting Vehicle System Development Left With Virtual ECUs


Developing electrical and electronic content for vehicles has always been an engineering and manufacturing challenge. The road is an exceptionally rough environment for components: temperature and humidity change constantly while noise and vibration pummel all parts of the vehicle. The nature of high-speed travel requires safety and reliability, which must be achieved in the presence of the dif... » read more

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