Telechips, an Automotive System on Chip (SoC) supplier for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and cockpit solutions, is collaborating with Xilinx, the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, to offer a comprehensive solution that will address the integration of IVI systems and in-cabin monitoring systems (ICMS).
As the number of electronic control units (ECUs) inside vehicles continues to consolidate to reduce the amount of hardware inside, the communication overhead, and the extensive cost of interconnecting the communication buses, the integration of ICMS with IVI and cockpit domain controller systems has become a key focus for carmakers and their Tier-1 suppliers. By collaborating, Telechips and Xilinx aim to develop a joint solution targeting the consolidation of the IVI and ICMS functionality.
Telechips’ 14nm Dolphin family of SoCs with a Quad-core ARM Cortex™-A53 addresses the performance needs for rich and vivid GUI for IVI and Heads-up Display (HUD), while also hosting automotive-qualified operating systems such as Android™ and Linux™. As intelligent in-vehicle systems become an increasingly important focus for automakers, Telechips is well-positioned as a leading SoC supplier to many top automakers, because they already provide over 12 million units per year globally.
The proven success of Xilinx in automotive stems from its heritage in supplying automotive-qualified solutions to a global base of carmakers and Tier-1 suppliers for ADAS and automated driving (AD) applications. The capabilities of its SoC families, the 28nm Zynq-7000 SoC and the 16nm Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, enabled with the Vitis AI development environment, will allow designers to create safety-critical features including driver monitoring and child-left-behind detection in next-generation ICMS.
By integrating safety-oriented systems with advanced infotainment and cockpit platforms, the joint solution claims to provide a unique offering.
Source: Press Release