Xilinx, Xylon and Partners Offer SoC-Based ADAS Development Kit
February 11, 2014 by John Day
Xilinx, Inc. and Xylon announced the logiADAK Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC Automotive Driver Assistance Kit, jointly developed by Xilinx, Xylon, and ecosystem partners Embedded Vision Systems (eVS) and Digital Design Corporation (DDC).
The kit is based on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC (System-on-Chip), which combines Xilinx’s 7-Series FGPA technology with an ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processing system. The Zynq®-7000 exceeds AEC-Q100 qualification requirements and, according to Xilinx, can deliver real-time performance while meeting automotive temperature and quality needs.
The logiADAK kit enables faster and simpler development of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) capabilities with up to six cameras. The firms describe it as a complete out-of-the-box development platform that includes application specific software and complete reference designs that can be used for rapid test vehicle installation and demonstration.
Customizable reference designs come with evaluation IP cores and a full design framework for camera-based ADAS that allows easy integration of additional customer developed software or intellectual property (IP) based functions. It can speed development of ADAS applications and features such as:
- 360 degree surround view with 3D and bird’s eye viewing modes using up to six cameras, enabling the rapid development of larger commercial and special-purpose vehicles
- Rear-view camera with a wide array of customizable viewing modes, including pedestrian detection indicators
- Forward camera collision avoidance for pedestrian and vehicle detection
- Lane departure warning
- Blind spot detection using optical flow
“In conjunction with our automotive ecosystem partners we are enabling designers to develop multi-camera systems quickly and efficiently,” said Nick DiFiore, director of Xilinx’s automotive segment. “The ability to support up to six one-megapixel cameras is critical for larger sized vehicles, or where it is desirable to combine surround view with forward camera collision avoidance or assist features into a single integrated solution.”
“This real-time ADAS-optimized development platform based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC enables automakers and their electronics suppliers to combine their own hardware and software IP with this high performance, reprogrammable SoC to create unique and differentiated driver assistance applications,” said Xylon founder and CEO Davor Kovacec.
The logiADAK Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Automotive Driver Assistance Kit is now available through Xylon, a Premier Member of the Xilinx Alliance Program, at www.logicbricks.com/Solutions/Xylon-ADAS-Development-Kit.aspx.