Arm and Arteris IP are expanding their existing automotive partnership to speed up SoC design innovation with a robust alignment of IPs and automation toolset integration.
The system-on-chips (SoCs) catering to autonomous driving, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), cockpit and infotainment, vision, radar and lidar, body and chassis control, and other automotive subsystems mandate high performance and power efficiency for complex and demanding safety-critical tasks with differing workloads.
So, at a time when smart compute is quickly making its way to automotive, Arm and Arteris IP have decided to expand their existing automotive partnership to speed up SoC design innovation with a robust alignment of IPs and automation toolset integration. While Arm and Arteris have been long-term partners, the question is, what’s the strategic importance of this tie-up between two IP suppliers? “It’s all about how we are pre-integrating and validating SoC IPs and automation tools,” said Michal Siwinski, chief marketing officer at Arteris IP.
Ian Smythe, VP of product marketing at Arm, acknowledged that the automotive industry is at a critical inflection point with demand for autonomy, more capable ADAS, richer driver experiences, and electrification driving the need for more capable SoCs and microcontroller units (MCUs). “The collaboration between Arm and Arteris IP will facilitate integrated and optimized automotive solutions to enable faster time to market.”
Source: Arteris IP
The expanded relationship means that automotive designers working around Arm’s Cortex-A, Cortex-R, Cortex-M, and Mali processors as well as Arteris’ FlexNoC and Ncore interconnect IPs and Magillem IP deployment software will have highly optimized design flows. “In the past, you could buy all the design blocks and try to figure out how to integrate them,” said Frank Schirrmeister, VP of Solutions & Business Development. “This partnership provides the ability to optimize the IP integration from the get-go, resulting in better SoC design productivity.”
An average car now has at least 20 advanced SoCs, Siwinski noted. “Here you have a huge continuum of different types of automotive SoC configurations.” So, a choice of pre-integrated and pre-optimized IPs for high-performance compute and system-on-chip connectivity will make life easier for SoC designers working at semiconductor companies, Tier 1 suppliers, automotive OEMs, and ride-sharing companies.
This article was originally published on EDN.
Majeed Ahmad, Editor-in-Chief of EDN and Planet Analog, has covered the electronics design industry for more than two decades.