Building Better ADAS SOCs

Building Better ADAS SOCs
by Tom Simon on 02-07-2019 at 12:00 pm

Ever since we replaced horses in our personal transportation system, folks have been pining for cars that offer some relief from the constant need for supervision, control and management. Indeed, despite their obvious downsides, horses could be counted on to help with steering and obstacle avoidance. There are even cases when… Read More


Applying Generative Design to Automotive Electrical Systems

Applying Generative Design to Automotive Electrical Systems
by Daniel Payne on 01-15-2019 at 12:00 pm

Scanning headlines of technology news every day I was somewhat familiar with the phrase “Generative Design” and even browsed the Wikipedia page to find this informative flow-chart that shows the practice of generative design.

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Generative design is an iterative design process that involves a programRead More


Autonomous Vehicles Upending Automotive Design Process

Autonomous Vehicles Upending Automotive Design Process
by Tom Simon on 12-28-2017 at 12:00 pm

The automotive industry has a history of bringing about disruptive technological advances. One only needs to look at the invention of the assembly line by Henry Ford to understand the origins of this phenomenon. Today we stand on the brink of a massive change in how cars operate and consequently how they are built. A number of automotive… Read More


Seeking Autonomy

Seeking Autonomy
by Tom Simon on 07-24-2017 at 12:00 pm

I’d wager that if I mention autonomous vehicles, the first thing that you would think of would be autonomous cars. The truth is that we will see many other kinds autonomous vehicles in the years ahead. Their applications will range from package delivery to saving lives on the battlefield. Of course, to some extent they are already… Read More


Autonomous Vehicles: Tesla, Uber, Lyft, BMW, Intel and Mentor Graphics

Autonomous Vehicles: Tesla, Uber, Lyft, BMW, Intel and Mentor Graphics
by Daniel Payne on 04-19-2017 at 12:00 pm

I read at least one hour of news every day to keep informed, and I’ve read so many stories about autonomous vehicles that the same, familiar company names continue to dominate the thought leadership. What really caught my attention this month was an announcement about autonomous vehicle technology coming from Mentor GraphicsRead More


SOC Design Techniques that Enable Autonomous Vehicles

SOC Design Techniques that Enable Autonomous Vehicles
by Tom Simon on 10-11-2016 at 4:00 pm

Robots – we have all been waiting for them since we were young. We watched Star Wars, or in the case of the slightly longer-lived of us, we watched Forbidden Planet or Lost in Space. We knew that our future robot friends would be able to move around and interact with their environment. What we did not foresee long ago was that instead of… Read More


NVIDIA looks inside Parker and automotive-grade

NVIDIA looks inside Parker and automotive-grade
by Don Dingee on 09-07-2016 at 4:00 pm

‘Parker’ is a fascinating name for a chip designed for autonomous vehicles – more likely, the project name was pulled off a map as a bedroom community near Denver. First highlighted on the roadmap in 2013, and advertised as inside the DRIVE PX 2 platform shown at CES 2016, NVIDIA revealed some details of Parker at Hot Chips 2016.… Read More


GaN Technology for the Connected Car

GaN Technology for the Connected Car
by Alex Lidow on 08-16-2015 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedGaN technology is disruptive, in the best sense of the word, making possible what was once thought to be impossible – eGaN® technology is 10 times faster, significantly smaller, and with higher performance at costs comparable to silicon-based MOSFETs. The inevitability of GaN displacing the aging power MOSFET Read More