In any case, the Xilinx chip would also be able to process the additional radar signals, explains Wayne Lyons, Director Automotive at the Californian chip manufacturer. Because of their architecture, which allows for extensive hardware-programmed functions, the components of the Zync UltraScale family could also implement additional features for other customers - as an example, Lyons mentioned additional MIPI switches or splitters for downstream data recorders or additional displays.
The success at Subaru proves Xilinx right with its strategy to serve the automotive market with highly programmable, heterogeneous multiprocessor systems. According to Lyons, the company has already delivered 75 million such chips into ADAS applications. Customers include not only OEMs such as Subaru and Daimler or the not-so-familiar Chinese electric car manufacturer Weltmeister, but also Tier Ones such as Continental, Magna, Veoneer and ZF.