Samsung launches new silicon for cars • The Register


Samsung has released three new silicon slabs for automotive applications.

The Exynos Auto V7 is intended to drive on-board infotainment systems. Eight Arm Cortex-A76 cores buzz up to 1.5 GHz, aided by 11 Arm Mali G76 GPU cores.

Samsung dedicated three of the GPU cores to electronic instrument clusters. The other eight can be configured to drive up to four more displays or handle input from a dozen cameras.

The Korean giant says the SoC also contains a neural processing unit to power “services such as virtual assistance that can process visual and audio data for facial, voice or gesture recognition functions.” If that’s not enough for you, it also includes three HiFi 4 audio processors to make your music sound great. The chip can be paired with up to 32 GB of LPDDR4x memory capable of transferring data up to 68.3 GB / s.

The SoC is already in production and can be found in version 3.1 of the Embedded Application Server, which was developed by Samsung’s big Korean rival, LG Electronics.

The Exynos Auto T5123 contains a 5G modem capable of transferring data at 5.1 Gbps, as well as a pair of Cortex-A55 processor cores. The chip is used to communicate with cars, for telematics or to broadcast video calls and HD content in the cockpit.

Another new product, the S2VPS01, is a power management integrated circuit designed to work with the Exynos Auto V9 and V7.

All three products have passed the tests required to be put on the road – an environment in which standards are high because if computers fail, a piece of metal and plastic could move at lethal speed. ®


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