We’re always innovating. Our Architecting the Future family of reference designs for major application areas can reduce risk and time to market. Rather than start from scratch with each new design, we have created reference designs that distil our experience of designing the architecture for such chips to create reusable IP platforms. Onto this we add a customer’s IP with some customisation to create a bespoke solution for that customer. This reduces the overall risk and time to market as our IP platform is tested and ready to use.
Potential customers for new IC are often concerned about the unknowns of choosing a custom SoC. We remove these concerns as well as reducing risk and shortening time to market with our Architecting the Future IP platforms. These are off-the-shelf solutions that just need third party IP and the customer’s own IP to be integrated as necessary to create a custom solution. Our ASIC Manufacturing service then provides estimates for foundry, test, qualification, and packaging right through to the total cost per unit. Just what is needed for budgeting a new project and deciding its viability.
Single channel, video & data processing
This reference design is targeted at fixed and mobile (battery powered) applications, such as Smart Home, Smart Metering, Sensor Fusion and other occasions where a compact chip can add processing ‘smarts’ by providing local end-point data processing for data collection and analysis along with inference processing. It can be arrayed to implement scalable processing applications if required. Read the press release.
Single channel ADAS
The SFA250A is aimed at Functional Safety (FuSa) applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and contains an independent FuSa monitor compliant to ISO 26262 ASIL D – ASIC Safety Subsystem (ASS). Individual subsystems are responsible for the detection and, where applicable, the correction of errors. The SFA 250A has been designed to be easy to adapt to suit the support needs of the customer’s IP as it is scalable, both in terms of function and performance, as well as modular as multiple versions can be combined to form larger solutions. Read the press release. Watch the video
Scalable quad channel video & data processing
The SFA 300 has four CPU clusters and enables ultra-powerful, scalable signal and data processing SoCs to be created faster for lower costs. It is targeted at signal and data processing and can be ganged together to scale the performance even further. Optional accelerators and/or custom logic can be integrated to increase performance and minimise for low power requirements. The SFA 300 enables fast, tailor-made solutions to be created for processing-intense applications such as 8K video, AI, facial recognition for surveillance, smart factories, blockchain servers and medical data analysis. Read the press release. Watch the video.
The SFA 350A platform has been specifically designed for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) that are used to support driverless or automotive vehicle applications. It has four channels for sensors that can be either passive, such as optical via camera inputs, or active using LIDAR or RADAR. Communication to the vehicle’s central unit is via dual redundant links based on standard protocol such as Ethernet or PCIe. Read the press release. Watch the video.
Edge IoT data processing
Designed to be the solution for the device right at the edge, the SFA 100’s low power requirement makes it the ideal platform for battery-powered IoT devices. Its onboard Arm® CPU can locally process data gathered from its associated sensors or sensors for onward transmission via wire or wireless connection for further analysis. Naturally, security is built in using standard secure/encrypted protocols. Read press release. Watch the video.