The most advanced automotive IP ever created.
Introducing the XS family for automotive safety
The XS family of GPUs, part of our PowerVR Automotive offerings, are a new class of cores for ADAS acceleration and safety-critical graphics workloads – the industry’s first ISO 26262-capable GPU IP. Derived from a new safety architecture they feature unique mechanisms for secure execution of compute and graphics.
XS GPUs cover a wide of performance points, from the smallest failsafe safety-render core to the highest performance solutions for the rapid execution of ADAS algorithms. They are created to deliver a tailored configuration aligned to automotive market needs, with enhanced performance for key workloads and applications, alongside bespoke features for the automotive market.
The cores feature a toolbox of safety mechanisms for compute and graphics and offer a range of solutions for transient and permanent fault detection. These include active mechanisms to secure the correct execution of workloads and ensure the secure delivery of data throughout an SoC, such as our patented Tile Region Protection.
IP solutions designed and packaged for automotive
PowerVR Automotive is a complete product pack consisting of five essential elements: hardware IP, software, tools, documentation, and long-term support.
GPUs, dedicated AI accelerators and advanced networking, are vital to the success of the next-generation automotive industry, underpinning the infotainment, digital cockpit and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are becoming standard features of the car.
A decade-long proven track record
Companies building the next generation of automotive SoCs benefit substantially from working with a supplier that has deep knowledge and experience of the automotive space. We have over a decade of leadership in automotive solutions. Our IP is licensed by multiple leading automotive applications processor vendors, giving Imagination a market share by volume of over 50%.
Process and traceability for all cores enabling customers to create their ISO 26262 and ASIL SoC implementations.
Automotive specific performance points and support for dual GPU.
Long-term support for fixed software versions and OEMs.
Neural network acceleration for automotive ADAS and
Neural networks are now fundamental to many automotive applications such as driver monitoring, driver gaze tracking, seat occupancy, road-sign detection, drivable path analysis, road–user detection, and object recognition. The performance and scalability of Imagination’s PowerVR Series3NX NNA makes it an ideal solution to power the latest ADAS features and the demanding computational requirements for Level 3 to Level 5 autonomous driving.
The comprehensive package includes full support for leading automotive OSs and hypervisors and a software approach that allows developers to leverage the compute capabilities of the NNA and GPU together in AI Synergy mode. Alongside our proven long-term support from over a decade in the industry, automotive SoC designers worldwide trust Imagination to deliver the performance and safety features that cars of the future demand.
The car of today is a mobile computing platform, with up to four terabytes of data passing through its internal networks and ECUs.
With increasing numbers of sensors, the autonomous car of tomorrow will need to handle petabytes of sensitive data over the course of a day. How can all this be successfully routed around the vehicle in a secure and safe manner?
The IMG Ethernet Packet Processors (EPP) are multi-port switch and router products handling 80+ Gbps of bandwidth that addresses the need for fast, high-bandwidth communications around the car while interfacing with multiple communications protocols, including Wi-Fi, 3/4/5G, controller area network (CAN), local area network (LAN), and more. The EPP products also offload processing from the CPU and other compute elements, thereby reducing cost.
The EPP product family is designed with functional safety in mind and will make it easier for SoC manufacturers to achieve the Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL) that are classified by the ISO 26262 standard for automotive safety.
Watch our webinars
Introducing the XS family:
Unveiling the future of automotive GPUs
July 8, 2020
In the session, we will explore the features and capabilities of this new automotive range and look at some of the advanced technologies that deliver up to 2x higher performance than competing solutions while executing safety-critical workloads.
PowerVR GPU hardware virtualization technology
February 21, 2019
This webinar, will introduce PowerVR’s unique hardware virtualization technology, explain the benefits of this solution, it’s exceptional automotive robustness features and outline the latest version of this solution.
Automotive Market Insights – How Imagination is enabling the next generation of cars
December 13, 2018
This webinar, we will explore key market drivers, issues facing the industry, where we are in the move towards fully autonomous driving, Imagination’s automotive roadmap (GPU and AI), PowerVR automotive initiative and applications in the digital dash, ADAS and autonomous vehicles.
A critical feature for automotive GPUs
Download the HyperLane flyer to find out how our newest technology can give you the edge.
HyperLane technology, built into all our A-Series GPUs, is a key enabler for high-performance computing in the car. HyperLane provides eight individual hardware control lanes, each isolated in memory, enabling different tasks to be submitted to the GPU simultaneously, for fully secure GPU multitasking. This advanced hardware solution underpins our unique hardware virtualization solution enabling multiple OSs to run multiple screens from one GPU instance, with no performance overhead. With these technologies a single GPU can deliver critical data to the dashboard, while simultaneously powering the sat-nav, infotainment and AI compute tasks. Prioritisation techniques ensure quality of service for critical tasks with full isolation ensuring the highest levels of robustness and security.
A comprehensive package to serve the automotive industry
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With modern advancements in automotive safety, we are seeing advanced driving assistance (ADAS) technology such as surround-view become the new standard in modern cars. This demonstration shows how this application can be enhanced with the addition of accurate real-time reflections and AI to detect hazards that make the car safer. When this is combined with the new safety mechanisms in our new XS family of GPUs, it is clear why our GPUs are considered the safest in the world.
Introducing the XS family of GPU for automotive. XS is the first GPU IP compliant with ISO 26262, offering a new methodology and architecture for functional safety with specific safety-optimised mechanisms designed to protect against transient and permanent faults. Tuned on real-world ADAS applications, it offers unrivalled performance for graphics and compute in next-generation cars.
Imagination is delighted to announce that it has received an ISO 26262 Statement of Process Conformance from HORIBA MIRA, a provider of independent safety tests for automotive.