Xilinx ships new Zynq chips for driver-assistance and autonomous driving vision and control apps

Xilinx announced two new SoCs for driving vision and control to help developers of driver-assistance and autonomous driving applications. (Xilinx)

Xilinx announced two new multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) devices for driver-assistance and autonomous driving vision and control applications that the company claims have the highest programmable capacity, performance and input-output on the market.

The new Xilinx Automotive (XA) Zynq UltraScale MPSoC 7EV and 11 EG can scale from small devices that power edge sensors to high-performance devices for centralized domain controllers, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Customers including carmakers, robotaxi developers and suppliers wanted the improved data aggregation, pre-processing and distribution capabilities of the new devices. Both Zynq SoCs have more than 650,000 programmable logic cells, about 2.5 times bigger than previous devices.

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“We’ve broadened our product family to meet the complex levels of today’s advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving systems,” said Emre Onder, senior vice president of marketing.

The 7EV version contains a video code unit for encode and decode, while the 11EG provides 32 12.5 Gbps transceivers. The entire Automotive portfolio integrated Xilinx programmable logic with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex A53 and R5 based processing system.

The San Jose, California-based Xilinx also announced at its developer forum in the Netherlands that its new Vitis unified software platform and open source libraries are available for free download.

The tools can help software developers accelerate their applications with Xilinix adaptive hardware without needing hardware expertise, the company said. Vitis and Vitis AI are used to support the new Zynq MPSoC devices, which are now available. Pricing wasn’t disclosed.

The Zync SoC platform represents about 26% of total Xilinx revenue, according to a second fiscal quarter report.

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