PowerVR Automotive is a complete product pack consisting of five essential elements: hardware IP, software, tools, documentation and long-term support.

IP solutions designed and packaged for automotive

GPUs and dedicated AI accelerators 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 PowerVR a market share by volume of over 50%.

Enabling disruptive solutions for automotive

Using our technology existing players and new entrants are now able to meet the stringent requirements for functional safety. PowerVR Automotive is a complete product pack consisting of five essential elements – hardware IP, software, tools, documentation and long-term support. These elements enable SoC designers to meet the Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL) as defined in the ISO 26262 standard at the system level. This creates solutions that assist the industry transition from informational to safety-critical functionality.


QM Process and traceability for all cores enabling customers’ ISO 26262 and ASIL SoC implementations.


Extended support for hypervisors, automotive OS and for safety critical APIs.


Automotive specific performance points and support for Dual GPU.


Documentation for ASIL and other certifications and automotive specific documentation.


Hardware virtualization for Quality of Service and security. ECC and BIST support for reliability and recovery.


Long-term support Support for fixed software versions and support for OEMs.

PowerVR Series8XT-A Automotive GPU

PowerVR Series8XT-A is a specialist GPU enhanced specifically for automotive applications. Support for ECC/EDC memory ensures it guarantees robustness against SoC errors, while BIST checks circuitry to ensure operation without any static errors. These safety and reliability features combine with premium-level performance derived from the mature Furian architecture, with its optimised unified shader cores and ALU pipelines that are double the width of the previous generation. This effortlessly delivers the fillrate and GFLOPS performance to meet the graphics and GPU compute requirements of the automotive market.

A comprehensive package to serve the automotive industry

PowerVR Automotive software provides full support for leading automotive operating systems and hypervisors, in partnership with industry leaders and make strong contributions to standards bodies, helping shape future APIs, especially for safety critical applications.
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PowerVR Neural Network Accelerators (NNA) for Automotive

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 driver recognition. The performance and scalability of the PowerVR Series2NX 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 combined capabilities of the GPU and NNA together. Alongside our proven long-term support from over a decade in the industry, automotive SoC designers worldwide trust PowerVR to deliver the performance and safety features that cars of the future demand.

PowerVR Virtualization: A Critical Feature for Automotive GPUs

GPU virtualization is now a must-have for a range of next-generation applications, from automotive, to consumer electronics, to the IoT. GPUs that implement hardware virtualization can provide isolation between the various applications/OSs for increased security, as well as maximum utilisation of the underlying GPU hardware.

Speak to the Automotive experts

We are a leader in automotive IP with years of experience. Talk to our automotive experts and find out how we will enable you to create disruptive solutions for this changing market.

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