Connected Car News: Synopsys, VueReal, proteanTech and Diodes Inc.

In connected car news are Synopsys, VueReal, proteanTech and Diodes Inc.

Synopsys Silicon Success

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that Achronix Semiconductor Corporation achieved first-pass silicon success for its new Speedster7t FPGA using comprehensive design, verification and IP solutions from Synopsys. Achronix selected Synopsys to meet the high-bandwidth and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) workload requirements of its high-performance computing FPGA design while accelerating time-to-market.

“Achronix’s new 7-nm Speedster7t FPGA supports the massive amounts of data processing required for high-performance applications,” said Chris Pelosi, Achronix VP of Hardware Engineering. “Selecting Synopsys verification and golden-signoff-enabled design technologies helped our team achieve better overall design convergence. Additionally, we accelerated our schedule by months due to the easy integration of the high-quality Synopsys DesignWare IP. The breadth of solutions from Synopsys helped us to both minimize design risks and achieve our stringent design and time-to-market targets.”

The Synopsys DesignWare® IP portfolio helped Achronix meet the Speedster7t FPGA’s memory performance and real-time data connectivity requirements. Compared to competitive solutions, the DesignWare Logic Library IP offers 4% better area and an 8% improvement in timing, which is significant for high-speed designs. In addition, the DesignWare Embedded Memory IP, including dual-port SRAMs, reduced the Speedster7t FPGA’s power consumption. The DesignWare DDR4 IP offers comprehensive and extensive reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) capabilities. The low-latency DesignWare IP for PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0, with 512-bit datapath width supporting x16 links, provides maximum bandwidth and power efficiency. Achronix plans to continue its longstanding collaboration with Synopsys by using DesignWare IP in its next design.

The Synopsys Fusion Design Platform™ was critical to Achronix achieving the performance necessary to deliver market-shaping levels of high-bandwidth compute in both an area- and power-constrained form factor. The unique fusion of test, implementation and golden-signoff technologies enabled the company to minimize design margins on a broad and systemic scale, achieve better overall design convergence and accelerate its ability to achieve right-first-time silicon.

The Synopsys Custom Design Platform was instrumental in reducing the time and effort required to design, lay out and simulate the high-performance custom circuits in the 7-nm Speedster7t FPGA, with node-specific features that improved designer productivity.

Achronix also adopted key functional verification products from the Synopsys Verification Continuum® Platform to verify its FPGA. Synopsys’ VCS® simulation solution enabled accelerated simulation performance, while its Verification IP delivered faster verification environment creation and VC SpyGlass™ RTL static signoff tool provided early detection of design bugs.

“Hyperscale data center designs continue to evolve due to tremendous internet traffic growth, requiring a combination of high-performance and low-latency solutions to help deliver total system throughput,” said John Koeter, senior vice president of marketing and strategy for IP at Synopsys. “Synopsys provides companies such as Achronix with the industry’s most comprehensive design, verification and IP solutions that address the stringent r

Volume Orders for VueReal

VueReal Inc., a leader in developing key enabling technologies for microLED displays, is pleased to announce volume orders for its transparent displays from automotive and aerospace customers capping off several key milestones in the commercialization of both its custom displays and its microprinting platform technology.

VueReal partners directly with OEMs for custom display designs in order to bring these innovations to market quickly. These activities have enabled major business wins for VueReal to fabricate and supply displays to our partners for automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications.  Dave Miller, CFO of VueReal, highlighted that “with the financial metrics around microLEDs, it is possible to fabricate and sell custom displays in North America for several markets. We are pleased to see that our focused investment in customer support, high performing technologies and fabrication facilities are paying off with innovative partner applications for our microLED displays.”

Upstream Part C Funded

Upstream Security, the leader in automotive cybersecurity and data analytics for connected vehicles, announced today it successfully closed a $62 million investment as part of round C funding, thereby completing a total of $105 million investment since its founding. This latest investment, which was led by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI), a subsidiary of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc., was joined by new investors I.D.I. Insurance, 57 Stars’ NextGen Mobility Fund, and La Maison Partners. These parties join Upstream’s existing investors Glilot Capital, Salesforce venture, Volvo Group Venture Capital, Nationwide, Delek US, and others.

Upstream provides a cloud-based cybersecurity and data analytics platform which taps the mounts of data stored in connected vehicles and combines it with purpose-built artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to empower its customers to improve business results by offering advanced security capabilities as well as data analytics actionable insights.

Upstream’s solutions already protect millions of vehicles on the road today against cyber threats, and its customers include some of the world’s leading automotive OEMs, as well as tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers, mobility service providers, and others.

The new investment will boost Upstream’s growth and reinforce its leadership in the connected vehicle cybersecurity market, while expanding its offering to current and future customers in the areas of data analytics, insurance telematics, predictive analytics, and business intelligence. In addition, the company will continue to invest in identifying, attracting, recruiting, and maintaining top talent.

proteanTecs & Uhnder

proteanTecs, a global leader in deep data solutions for advanced electronics, announced that Uhnder, a pioneer in digital imaging radar sensors for ADAS and next-generation mobility applications, has selected the company’s Universal Chip Telemetry (UCT) monitoring solution to provide actionable insights and predictive data about the performance, quality, and reliability of its radar-on-chip, through all product development and usage cycles.

proteanTecs provides deep data based on Universal Chip Telemetry (UCT), introducing visibility from within. Their cloud-based analytics platform applies machine learning algorithms to measurements extracted from on-chip monitors, strategically placed during design to provide a high coverage, high resolution picture of the system’s health and performance throughout its lifecycle. Chip manufacturers and Tier1s can reduce DPPM (defect parts per million), optimize system performance, and manage reliability margins. Once deployed in the field, OEMs can perform data-driven OTA updates, ECU fault diagnostics, and predictive maintenance, with alerts on faults before failures.

Diodes ReDrivers

-Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) has introduced the PI3EQX12902E/PI3EQX12904E to further strengthen its ReDriver™ product offering. These ReDrivers meet the Modern Standby mode requirements as outlined by Microsoft Corporation, and deliver elevated linearity and ultra-low jitter characteristics now expected in laptop, notebook, industrial PC, and embedded system designs.

Operating from a 3.3V rail and in standby mode, the 1-lane PI3EQX12902E consumes 1.7mW with the 2-lane PI3EQX12904E consuming 3.3mW, significantly extending battery life. Their built-in coupling capacitors help reduce component count and save board space.

These PCIe® 3.0/SATA3 combo ReDrivers support data rates up to 8Gbps, delivering heightened signal driving capacity and are transparent to link training. They provide programmable equalization, linear swing, and flat gain capabilities, allowing signal losses to be compensated for extending PCB trace lengths. Their conformance with both PCIe and SATA protocols present OEMs with extremely versatile solutions that can easily be applied to numerous different products.

Supplied in a 30-TQFN (ZL) package format, the PI3EQX12902E is priced at $0.70 each in 3500 piece quantities. The PI3EQX12904E comes in a 42-TQFN (ZH) package and is priced at $1.30 each in 3500 piece quantities.

ReDriver™ is a trademark of Diodes Incorporated.