Synopsys’ DesignWare ARC EV7xFS Processor IP for Functional Safety is the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Award Winner in the Automotive Solutions category. The EV7xFS is a unique multi-core SIMD vector digital signal processing (DSP) solution that combines seamless scalability of computer vision, DSP and AI processing with state-of-the-art safety features for real-time applications in next-generation automobiles.
This processor family scales from a single core EV71FS to a dual core EV72FS and a quad core EV74FS. The multicore vector DSP products include L1 cache coherence and a software tool chain that supports OpenCL C or C/C++ and automatically partitions algorithms across multiple cores. All cores share the same programming model and one set of development tools, ARC MetaWare EV Development Toolkit for Safety. The EV7xFS family includes unique fine-grained power management for maximizing power efficiency. AI is supported in the vector DSP cores and can be scaled to higher levels of performance with optional neural network accelerators. The EV7xFS processors were built with a ground-up approach applying the latest state-of-the-art safety concepts to the design of the EV7xFS architecture. This approach was critical to achieve the ideal balance of performance, power, area and safety for use in today’s automotive SoCs requiring safety levels up to ASIL D for autonomous driving.
“We thank the Edge AI & Vision Alliance for recognizing the Synopsys ARC EV7xFS Processor IP with the ‘Best Automotive AI Product of 2022’ award. The Synopsys ARC EV7xFS processor family, the recently announced Synopsys ARC NPX6FS processor family, and Synopsys’ comprehensive solution for automotive designs enable companies to create differentiated, safe, and secure SoCs while accelerating time to market.”
John Koeter, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for IP, Synopsys
Synopsys is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As an S&P 500 company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of application security testing tools and services.
This award was presented at the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards Ceremony; the program is organized by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. The Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards celebrate the innovation and achievement of the industry’s leading companies that are enabling and developing products incorporating edge AI and computer vision technologies.