ADAS prototype board allows testing active safety systems

June 10, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
In cooperation with a major automotive OEM, Swedish software vendor Arccore has developed a prototype board suitable for ADAS development. The main purpose of the board, baptized Arctic Fusion is testing technologies and concepts needed for future active safety systems.

Arctic Fusion has a modular build with a base processor board interfacing the vehicle containing an Infineon Aurix multicore processor (safety class). It offers 7 port BroadR-Reach Ethernet switches, 8 CAN channels, 6 LIN channels and 4 FlexRay channels and supports up to 8 digital IN, 8 analog IN, and 4 digital OUT interfaces as well as up to 8 camera input channels.


The expansion board, based on an NXP S32V234 (Treerunner) high capacity processing "number cruncher" processor, is aimed to process camera input and target object acquisition thus suitable for ADAS and functional safety.


"Our prototype board Arctic Fusion means a paradigm shift regarding the increasing demands on ECU capacity," said Håkan Berglund, project manager at Arccore. "As we enter the future of automotive with connected and autonomous cars, the requirements on processing power will dramatically increase in the upcoming years. Our board can be extended by an NXP Treerunner processor and is well-equipped for future challenges."

Other potential customers, not related to the current project, have shown interest in the board, and larger scale production might be possible in the future.

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