AMD has revealed its plans to present groundbreaking automotive innovations at CES 2024, expanding its product lineup with the introduction of two cutting-edge devices: the Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoC and the Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series processor.

These devices demonstrate AMD’s leadership in automotive technology and are specifically designed to cater to key segments within the automotive industry, including infotainment, advanced driver safety, and autonomous driving. During CES 2024, AMD will collaborate with its growing automotive partner ecosystem to showcase the diverse capabilities and applications of these devices in current and future automotive solutions.

The Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoCs stand out for incorporating an advanced AI Engine, allowing optimization for various next-generation automotive systems and applications, such as forward cameras, in-cabin monitoring, LiDAR, 4D radar, surround-view, automated parking, and autonomous driving. These SoCs represent the first AMD 7nm devices to be auto-qualified, emphasizing their reliability and security in safety-critical automotive applications.

On the other hand, the Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series processors empower the next-generation automotive digital cockpit, covering infotainment consoles, digital clusters, and passenger displays. This expansion marks the introduction of the first x86 auto-qualified processor family, delivering a PC-like experience within the automotive environment, meeting consumers’ expectations for in-vehicle entertainment.

Salil Raje, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group at AMD, expressed enthusiasm about the company’s diverse automotive portfolio and its potential in the high-growth automotive market. He highlighted the collaborative efforts since the acquisition of Xilinx, anticipating a showcase of achievements in collaboration with ecosystem partners at CES 2024 to advance the automotive industry.

Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoC

The Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoCs, equipped with AI Engines, offer numerous advantages for AI compute, vision, and signal processing. They can handle AI inference on extensive data sets and find applications in edge sensors like LiDARs, radars, and cameras. These AI Engines support various AI models, ensuring versatility across a range of applications. The scalable product portfolio simplifies the design process for developers, maintaining consistency in tools, ecosystems, and safety certifications.

The Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoCs are expected to accelerate high-performing AI compute applications, providing safety and security features to enhance automotive designs. The initial release is scheduled for early 2024, with additional releases planned later in the year. Industry experts, such as James Hodgson from ABI Research, anticipate significant growth opportunities for suppliers of heterogenous SoCs, including the AMD Versal AI Edge XA, as the demand for highly automated vehicles continues to rise.

AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series

The AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series processor aims to elevate in-vehicle experiences by meeting the rising expectations for entertainment, connectivity, workplace functionality, and safety. This auto-grade processor, built on innovative 7nm process technology, ‘Zen 2’ cores, and AMD Radeon Vega 7 graphics, promises exceptional performance, high-definition graphics, enhanced security features, and support for Automotive Grade Linux and Android Automotive.

Collaborating with automotive solutions provider ECARX, AMD has successfully powered the ECARX Makalu digital cockpit using Ryzen Embedded processors. The Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series processor is expected to further expand the capabilities of next-generation digital cockpit solutions, meeting the evolving requirements of software-defined vehicles in 2024 and beyond.

At CES, AMD will showcase its comprehensive automotive solutions through various demonstrations, including In-Vehicle Experience, AI Optimized Real-time Multi-sensor Object Detection, Automated Parking, Display Expansion, LiDAR, 3D Surround View, Driver Monitoring, and more. The participation of key automotive ecosystem partners, such as BlackBerry, Cognata, ECARX, Hesai, Luxoft, QNX, QT, Robosense, SEYOND, Tanway, Visteon, and XYLON, underscores the collaborative efforts within the industry to drive innovation and shape the future of automotive technology.

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