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Infineon & Synopsys to Accelerate AI in Automotive Applications

Auto News - Published on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

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Artificial intelligence and neural networks are becoming a key factor in developing safer, smart and eco friendly cars. In order to support AI driven solutions with its future automotive microcontrollers, Infineon Technologies AG has started collaboration with Synopsys, Inc. Next generation AURIX microcontrollers from Infineon will integrate a new high-performance AI accelerator called Parallel Processing Unit that will employ Synopsys’ DesignWare ARC EV Processor IP. AI and neural networks are fundamental building blocks for future automated driving applications such as object classification, target tracking, or path planning. Furthermore, they play an important role in optimizing many other automotive applications, helping to reduce the cost of ECU systems, improving their performance and accelerating time-to-market. For example, they enable an optimized engine auto-calibration and reduce the number of sensors by producing accurate mathematical models of the physical reactions occurring in a system. At the same time, however, AI applications require much higher computing power than standard algorithms.

Mr Peter Schafer head of the microcontroller business line of Infineon’s Automotive Division said that “By developing the PPU together with Synopsys we make sure that our future microcontrollers will provide the safety features, throughput, and power-efficient performance necessary to meet increasing AI computational requirements. This will prepare the AURIX for data-hungry automotive applications such as future gateways, domain and zone controllers, engine management, electro-mobility and advanced driver assistance systems.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 20 Sep 2019
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