Bought a new gaming console or PC graphics card recently? You may be responsible for someone else wait for the brand-new car they wanted. While these things may seem unrelated on the surface, they are in fact connected by the realities of global manufacturing and supply and demand.
The past has a habit of making promises that the future struggles to keep. By 2001, we were supposed to be encountering black monoliths around the orbit of Saturn, but, in reality, we’re only just getting close to returning to the moon after a 50-year absence. Where we were going, we were supposed not to need roads, but in reality, the only flying cars we have are the ones that took a wrong turn off a cliff because the driver was slavishly looking at the sat nav instead of looking out of the window. The 1980s, of course, gave us KITT, the four-wheeled, driverless, talking Knight Rider car and with a rumoured film remake in the works, this is still something that fascinates us. Of course, while we can talk at our cars, they don’t yet talk back – but the driverless thing? Well, that is certainly on the cards.
What does the impending EV revolution mean for companies that create semiconductor electronics IP? We speak to several key executives at Imagination to discuss what this transition to EV means for suppliers of automotive GPU and AI IP.
With modern advancements in automotive safety, we are seeing advanced driving assistance (ADAS) technology such as surround-view become the new standard in modern cars. This demonstration shows how this application can be enhanced with the addition of accurate real-time reflections and AI to detect hazards that make the car safer. When this is combined with the new safety mechanisms in our new XS family of GPUs, it is clear why our GPUs are considered the safest in the world.
Introducing the XS family of GPU for automotive. XS is the first GPU IP compliant with ISO 26262, offering a new methodology and architecture for functional safety with specific safety-optimised mechanisms designed to protect against transient and permanent faults. Tuned on real-world ADAS applications, it offers unrivalled performance for graphics and compute in next-generation cars.
Imagination is delighted to announce that it has received an ISO 26262 Statement of Process Conformance from HORIBA MIRA, a provider of independent safety tests for automotive.
In this video we are demonstrating Imagination’s own OpenGL® SC™ 2.0 API software driver development, running on our automotive-grade silicon platforms as found in millions of production vehicles on the market today. The driver is a clean development, aligned to ISO26262:2018 process requirements.
Functional Safety, or FuSa, is a term that we’re increasingly discussing with our customers and prospects, particularly in association with automotive and autonomous vehicles. Imagination is now on a journey that will ensure that it can offer its customers FuSa certifiable or FuSa certified IP in the automotive space.
Since the advent of the semiconductor, the industry has been all about making electronics faster and more powerful. While that process is ongoing, the focus
“They’re dials! Just simple dials! How could they mess them up so badly?” Believe it or not, but it’s something we’ve cried out many times
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