The past has a habit of making promises that the future struggles to keep. By 2001, we were supposed to be encountering black monoliths around the orbit of Saturn, but, in reality, we’re only just getting close to returning to the moon after a 50-year absence. Where we were going, we were supposed not to need roads, but in reality, the only flying cars we have are the ones that took a wrong turn off a cliff because the driver was slavishly looking at the sat nav instead of looking out of the window. The 1980s, of course, gave us KITT, the four-wheeled, driverless, talking Knight Rider car and with a rumoured film remake in the works, this is still something that fascinates us. Of course, while we can talk at our cars, they don’t yet talk back – but the driverless thing? Well, that is certainly on the cards.
The XS GPU family:
the new standard for automotive safety
As the leading GPU supplier in the automotive space, Imagination cores are the gold standard for automotive systems, providing unique technologies and capabilities. We have recently launched the XS family of GPUs: IP specifically designed for automotive silicon.
Our XS GPU IP range delivers an advanced feature set combined with a new safety architecture to accelerate ADAS and safety-critical graphics, creating the industry’s first ISO 26262-capable GPU IP. These cores also feature advanced safety mechanisms such as Tile Region Protection (TRP) to enable safety-critical rendering with higher performance than any alternate solution. These cores are the new standard for next-generation auto systems with additional performance optimisations for automotive workloads delivering higher performance and better visual quality.
XS family cores are available for licensing today.