Sondrel and Arteris IP, a provider of system IP consisting of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect and IP deployment software that accelerate system-on-chip (SoC) creation, announced that Sondrel is adopting FlexNoC interconnect IP in its next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) architecture. The onchip-interconnect was selected for its configurability and performance.
The product enables the SFA 350A multi-channel automotive vehicle IP platform requirements. FlexNoC supports the ability to design the NoC to match the performance of IP blocks to ensure that data flows at the right speed in, out and around the SoC. It enables designers to quickly design and verify a chip that precisely meets the customer’s silicon specifications on time and within budget.
The SFA 350A is part of Sondrel’s Architecting the Future family of IP reference platforms that provide a fast track to a custom SoC. The design is focused on ADAS to support driverless and automotive vehicle applications to meet ISO 26262 requirements. It has four channels for sensors that can be either passive for optical camera inputs or active using lidar and radar.
The product design is a complex platform enabled for scalability and flexibility due to its framework architecture. This allows the processor units for the chip’s four channels to be selected according to the processing power required by the application without any changes to the rest of the chip. This modular approach makes the system versatile and scalable. Powerful solutions can be created by ganging identical SFA 350A quad-core chips together to form a cluster.