Automotive

At Flash Memory Summit this week (online for the first time), Western Digital is showing off three new SSD products and have outlined the company's areas of strategic focus in a keynote presentation. First up, Western Digital is commercializing NVMe Zoned Namespaces (ZNS) technology with the new Ultrastar DC ZN540 datacenter SSD. We covered ZNS in depth earlier this year after the extension to the NVMe standard was ratified. Western Digital has been one of the strongest proponents of ZNS, so it's no surprise that they're one of the first to launch a zoned SSD product. The ZN540 is based on a similar hardware platform to their existing traditional enterprise/datacenter SSDs like the Ultrastar DC SN640 and SN840. The ZN540 is a 2.5" U.2 SSD using...

Arm Announces Cortex-A78AE, Mali-G78AE and Mali-C71AE Autonomous System IPs

Functional safety is an area of computing that is becoming ever more important as we see more and more embedded technologies integrated into our daily lives. Arm’s Automotive Enhanced...

14 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/29/2020

Nvidia Announces New Drive Platforms With Orin and Ampere

Nvidia’s Orin SoC chipset had been on Nvidia’s roadmaps for over 2 years now, and last December we got the first new details of the new automotive oriented silicon...

37 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/14/2020

CEVA Announces SensPro - New High Performance Sensor Hub IP

As devices become ever more interconnected and increase their capabilities to sense the world through different kind of sensors, there’s an ever more increasing stream of data that is...

11 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/7/2020

CES 2020: Ambarella Showcases CV2, CV22 and CV25 Demos

Amongst the many showcases at CES 2020 was Ambarella’s newest demo line-up showcasing various solutions using the CV2, CV22 and also demonstrating new platforms based on the newly announced...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/16/2020

NVIDIA Details DRIVE AGX Orin: A Herculean Arm Automotive SoC For 2022

While NVIDIA’s SoC efforts haven’t gone entirely to plan since the company first started on them over a decade ago, NVIDIA has been able to find a niche that...

32 by Ryan Smith on 12/18/2019

Kioxia Expands Automotive Grade eUFS Lineup: 512 GB for Extreme Conditions

Kioxia (formerly Toshiba Memory), has expanded its lineup of embedded UFS (eUFS) storage with a 512 GB device based on the company’s BiCS 3D NAND flash. The chip is...

3 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2019

Samsung & TSMC Develop 8nm & 7nm Automotive-Grade Nodes

As vehicles are getting ‘smarter’ and gaining autopilot capabilities, it is easy to predict that the demand for higher-performing and more complex automotive SoCs will be growing rapidly in...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/14/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Tesla Solution for Full Self Driving

The first talk being live blogged at Hot Chips today is from Tesla, who are showing off their compute and redundancy solution for a fully-self driving car. We assume...

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Marvell to Acquire Aquantia, Eying Automotive Networking Market

Marvell on Monday announced that it had reached an agreement to buy the networking specialist firm Aquantia for $452 million. The acquisition will allow Marvell to significantly augment their...

21 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2019

BlackBerry Acquires Cylance, Gets AI & ML Security Technology

BlackBerry Limited has announced that it had completed acquisition of Cylance, a company developing machine learning and artificial intelligence-based security technology. The move adds valuable IP and technologies to...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

GlobalFoundries and Synopsys Develop Automotive-Grade IP for 22FDX Process Tech

GloalFoundries and Synopsys announced this week that they have jointly developed a portfolio of automotive-gade IP solutions for GF’s 22FDX process technology. The various IP blocks are designed for...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/22/2019

Investigating NVIDIA's Jetson AGX: A Look at Xavier and Its Carmel Cores

Today’s piece is a bit of an unusual review; NVIDIA’s new Jetson AGX embedded system kit isn’t really a device platform we’re expecting the average reader to think about...

51 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/4/2019

Samsung’s Intros Exynos Auto V9 SoC: Octa-A76 Chip to Power Audi’s In-Vehicle Infotainment System

Samsung today rolled out its new Exynos Auto V9 SoC, announcing that the automotive-focused SoC will power Audi’s in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system that will debut by 2021. Samsung’s first...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2019

Arm Announces Cortex-A65AE for Automotive: First SMT CPU Core

Back in September, Arm had announced the new Cortex A76AE CPU with focus on automotive applications. Today, Arm adds to its portfolio by formally announcing a next gen processor...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/18/2018

Imagination Launches PowerVR Automotive Initiative, 8XT-A GPU IP

The automotive industry is changing rapidly these days thanks to the influx of computing poweer, and it will continue to consume considerably more CPU and GPU horsepower in the...

2 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2018

Arm Unveils Arm Safety Ready Initiative, Cortex-A76AE Processor

The market of automobiles is changing. Modern cars use more electronics than ever and adoption of electronic components in general and processors in particular is not going to slow...

27 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2018

Hot Chips 2018: NVIDIA Xavier SoC Live Blog (5pm PT, Midnight UTC)

NVIDIA has a couple of talks during Hot Chips, with this first one going into the Xavier SoC.

5 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Solving the Automotive Bandwidth Problem: Aquantia Partners with NVIDIA for 10GbE

One of the lesser known topics around fully autonomous vehicles is one of transporting data around. There are usually two options: transport raw image and sensor data with super...

25 by Ian Cutress on 1/29/2018

Micron, Rambus, & Others Team Up To Spur GDDR6 Adoption in Non-GPU Products

For regular AnandTech readers, the drums of GDDR6 have been beating loudly for most of the last year now. The new memory standard replaces the venerable GDDR5 memory, which...

15 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2018

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