In close partnership with a key automotive OEM, Arccore has developed a cutting-edge prototype board perfectly suitable for ADAS development.
Called Artic Fusion, it is mainly designed for testing technologies and concepts required for upcoming active safety systems. It features a modular build with a base processor board interfacing the vehicle containing an Infineon Aurix multicore processor. The board also offers 7 port BroadR-Reach Ethernet switches, 6 LIN channels, 8 CAN channels, and 4 FlexRay channels. What’s more, it supports up to 8 analog IN, 8 digital IN, and 4 digital OUT interfaces as well as up to 8 camera input channels.
Based on an NXP S32V234 (Treerunner) high capacity processing “number cruncher” processor, the expansion board is designed to process camera input and target object acquisition, making it suitable for ADAS and functional safety.
In a statement, Håkan Berglund, project manager at Arccore, said that their prototype board Artic Fusion suggests a paradigm shift pertaining to the escalating demands on ECU capacity. He noted that as we enter the future of automotive with connected and self-driving cars, the requirements on processing power will radically increase in the upcoming years. “Our board can be extended by an NXP Treerunner processor and is well-equipped for future challenges.”
Potential customers have shown interest in Arctic Fusion, and larger scale production is anticipated in the future.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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