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Adaptive devices for advanced ADAS and AD applications

18th November 2019
Alex Lynn

Xilinx has announced the expansion of its automotive-qualified 16nm family with two new devices – the Xilinx Automotive (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC 7EV and 11EG. These new parts deliver high programmable capacity, performance and I/O capabilities enabling high-speed, data aggregation, pre-processing, and distribution (DAPD), as well as compute acceleration for L2+ to L4 ADAS and autonomous driving (AD) applications.

With these new additions, Xilinx now offers the world’s highest level of silicon integration that meets the safety, quality and reliability requirements for automotive, with a comprehensive line of products scaling from small devices powering edge sensors to new high-performance devices for centralised domain controllers.

The new XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC 7EV and 11EG devices were developed as a result of customer demand. The devices offer over 650,000 programmable logic cells – and nearly 3,000 DSP slices, which is 2.5X increase versus the previous largest device. In addition, the XA 7EV contains a video codec unit for h.264/h.265 encode and decode, while the XA 11EG includes 32 12.5Gb/s transceivers and provides four PCIe Gen3x16 blocks.

The addition of these high-performance devices to the XA portfolio enables carmakers, robotaxi developers, and Tier-1 suppliers to perform the DAPD and compute acceleration in a power envelope that allows for scalable production deployments for AD vehicles.

“The new additions to our automotive portfolio expand our proven offering to the market,” said Emre Onder, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Xilinx. “Through customer-driven requests, we’ve broadened our XA product family to meet the complex levels of today’s ADAS and autonomous driving systems. With these additions to the Zynq UltraScale+ product line, Xilinx delivers unmatched processing flexibility and scalability vital for today’s rapidly changing requirements. Whether customers are developing for L1 or for L4 systems, we have a solution that meets their needs.”

The XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC portfolio is qualified according to AEC-Q100 test specifications and integrates both Xilinx programmable logic and a feature-rich 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 and dual-core Arm Cortex-R5 based processing system that is certified to ASIL-C level in the low power domain.

The combination of these features, paired with the high data throughput capability of the new devices, hopes to accelerate the deployment of autonomous vehicles on the road today. The new XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices are available for order today.

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