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Xilinx automotive solutions offer a range of functionality that puts most others in the rearview—and Avnet Silica has the design resources in our extensive product development ecosystem, along with renewed IoT/AI support, to take your vision across the finish line.

 

Explore our system solutions, reference designs and use cases to learn more about the technical advantages of Xilinx adaptable automotive solutions, and how Avnet Silica can help you integrate them into your next design. Contact us today!

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The Car: A Rolling Smart Device

Be it for streaming your favorite music, sending emails or getting real-time information on traffic jams: Cars have long since played host to mobile internet. Barely a single car rolls off the production line today without one wireless technology on board, although more often today it contains several such systems.

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Under the Digital Hood: Adaptive Computing and AI for Autonomous Vehicles

Today we are seeing new system architectures and software tools emerge to support the compute-intensive AV environment. Whole-application acceleration for advanced processing and AI inference spanning the vehicle, edge and cloud is kicking into high gear. And the lines separating hardware and software development are getting thin. This ebook reviews these and other key advances pushing today’s driver-assist technologies faster down the AV road.

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Programmable Logic: Accelerating Automotive Applications

Automotive applications are increasingly reliant on advanced technology to implement automated functionality. Automated capability is a complex area that spans a range of capabilities from fully automated operation to shared control with the driver.To classify the different automated capabilities, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has defined several levels that outline autonomy.

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Somewhere Between the Flintstones and the Jetsons

A puff of smoke trails from Fred Flintstone’s bare feet as he manually propels his stone and wooden car down a prehistoric road. It’s safe to say that we’ve collectively taken technology well beyond this crude (and, of course, fictional) point in automotive history.

In fact, onboard FPGAs and SoCs, and even AI, are steering the automotive industry further and further toward fully autonomous vehicles. It’s a long road, however, to the advanced automotive automation of the flying car that collapses into George Jetson’s briefcase.

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Top 6 Autonomous Vehicle Use Cases

Automotive solutions rely on electronic systems to implement autonomous capability in vehicles. With this capability, the electronic system can meet real-time processing requirements and interface with a range of high- and low-bandwidth sensors. Autonomous capabilities provide a secure and safe implementation that prevents unauthorized access and modification — and ensures safe operation and graceful degradation.

This e-book explores the challenges engineers face in the creation of these key systems, and identifies how Xilinx technologies and ecosystem can help overcome such challenges.

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Sensor Technologies Fueling the Autonomous Vehicle Roadmap

Tomorrow’s fully autonomous vehicles require numerous integrated sensor technologies to accurately assess a driving situation and determine what action is needed. Image sensors, radar, light detection and ranging (LiDAR), and ultrasonic sensors are among the major sensor types being developed by OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. The sensor technologies already available in today’s vehicles represent SAE Level 2 autonomous solutions. A full range of sensor types—as well as sensor fusion—will be required to evolve into the fail-safe Level 5 AV of tomorrow.


Virtual events

ARE WE THERE YET? Autonomous Vehicle Design from System to Software


Although fully autonomous cars are still years from arriving at local dealerships, today’s advances in AV tech are undeniably getting us closer to that day. This webinar will explore the major roadblocks that automakers and big tech are starting to bust through—from vehicle to edge server and cloud. Participants will gain a solid understanding of how recent breakthroughs in AV sensor technologies, processing systems, and software solutions are easing the design process and bringing the ecosystem for higher-level AV designs into sharper view.

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BEYOND MOORE: Heterogeneous Computing for Autonomous Vehicles
 


This webinar will explore the accelerating shift away from traditional processor technology to heterogenous computing, which leverages the advantages of various domain-specific architectures to create more powerful, efficient, highly adaptable silicon solutions. Examples from the automotive industry will be used to demonstrate how this trend will accelerate innovation across all compute-intensive industries.
 
 

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In the Driver's Seat:
A Deep Dive into ADAS and Driver Monitor Systems
 


This virtual panel discussion will host a panel of experts to discuss the latest in automotive innovation, from what's happening in advanced driver assistance system development to the ever evolving future of truly autonomous vehicles. Our panel will touch on the enabling technologies such as AI-based processing methods for Forward Camera perception; 4D Imaging RADAR; driver-assisted systems including LiDAR, RADAR, and Camera Systems; and in-vehicle driver and occupant monitoring systems.

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Innovative boards & kits to enhance product development

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Ultra96-V2 C-Grade Development Board

The Ultra96-V2 is an Arm-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board based on the Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) specification. Available in both commercial and industrial grade options, the Ultra96-V2 is a perfect entry-level board for prototyping and developing edge compute applications.

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Spartan-7 FPGA SP701
Evaluation Kit

The SP701 Evaluation Kit, equipped with the best-in-class performance-per-watt Spartan®-7 FPGA, is built for designs requiring sensor fusion such as industrial networking, embedded vision, and automotive applications. The SP701 features high I/O availability and I/O expansion capability via Pmods and FMCs. The included XC7S100 FPGA is the highest density device of the Spartan-7 family. With 102K logic cells and 400 I/O pins, the XC7S100 pairs expandable connectivity with high processing capability, all in a form factor ideal for edge applications.

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Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU102 Evaluation Kit

The ZCU102 Evaluation Kit enables designers to jumpstart designs for Automotive, Industrial, Video and Communications applications. This kit features a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, dual-core Cortex-R5 real-time processors, and a Mali-400 MP2 graphics processing unit based on Xilinx's 16nm FinFET+ programmable logic fabric. The ZCU102 supports all major peripherals and interfaces enabling development for a wide range of applications.

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Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit

The Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC ZCU111 evaluation kit enables designers to jumpstart RF-Class analog designs for wireless, cable access, early-warning (EW) / radar, and other high-performance RF applications. This kit features a Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC supporting 8 12-bit 4.096GSPS ADCs, 8 14-bit 6.554GSPS DACs, and 8 soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FECs). Complete with Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Arm Cortex-R5 subsystems, UltraScale+ programmable logic, and the highest signal processing bandwidth in a Zynq UltraScale+ device, this kit provides a rapid, comprehensive RF Analog-to-Digital signal chain prototyping platform.

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UltraZed-EV System-on-Module Starter Kit

UltraZed-EV SOM is a high performance, full-featured, System-On-Module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC EV family of devices that have an integrated H.264 / H.265 video codec unit is capable of simultaneous encode and decode up to 4Kx2K (60fps). Designed in a small form factor, the UltraZed-EV SOM on-board dual system memory, high-speed transceivers, Ethernet, USB, and configuration memory provides an ideal platform for embedded video processing systems. The UltraZed-EV provides easy access to 152 user I/O pins, 26 PS MIO pins, 4 highspeed PS GTR transceivers along with 4 GTR reference clock inputs, and 16 PL high-speed GTH transceivers along with 8 GTH reference clock inputs through three I/O connectors on the backside of the module. These connectors provide USB 2.0, USB 3.0, PCIe Gen2, DisplayPort, SATA 3.0, FMC-HPC and more!

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Automotive resources from Avnet Silica and Xilinx

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The State of Automotive Only Starts with Autonomous Driving

Saying that the Internet of Things is revolutionizing industries is an understatement. However, change within the automotive industry is moving at a breakneck speed. The shift towards autonomous driving is changing the solution set requirements for design engineers. Adaptability and scalability are needed to address the various stages and levels of autonomous driving.

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The Technology that's Changing the Auto Forever

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) designs leverage sensor technology to determine the operational state of vehicles and provide essential information for a safer and easier driving experience. ADAS systems take the guesswork out of driving, replacing it with accurate real-time knowledge that give drivers greater control over their vehicles.

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