An Industry in Transition

The automotive industry is transitioning from mechanical systems comprised of many small controllers to complex electronic computing systems. The systems at the heart of these next-generation automobiles can have over 100 million lines of code – 10 times more than the most advanced flight jets.

This transition is accelerating, with more innovation in the past decade than we saw in the previous 50 years combined. This innovation is making cars more connected and more autonomous. It is also making them safer, with the majority of cars entering the road today equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).

MIPS Solutions for Automotive

MIPS is playing a major role in the automotive industry transition, enabling systems as they move from 8-bit controllers to centralized 64-bit compute machines. MIPS-based solutions today are prolific across ADAS, automotive connectivity, infotainment, microcontrollers (MCUs) for power-train applications, and other in-vehicle systems.

To address the growing complexity of these systems while keeping costs down and ensuring the longest possible battery life, what’s needed is a combination of high-performance, highly efficient processing with industry-leading safety features. A challenge is how to provide the needed high performance and redundancy needed for these computationally intensive, safety critical systems, while ensuring efficient processing, which is especially important for electric vehicles.

MIPS’ new eVocore RISC-V CPUs overcome this challenge, providing the needed combination of high performance, efficiency and safety needed for these systems through a unique combination of technologies. Within eVocore CPUs, multi-threading enhances performance efficiency, a coherent fabric optimizes data movement to different compute engines, and multi-cluster support provides a high level of system scalability.

MIPS also provides robust functional safety capabilities for ISO 26262 ASIL-B(D) and ASIL-D systems, taking advantage of ‘Safety Element out-of-Context (SEooC)’ that reduces time to market and can provide the true redundancy needed for safety critical systems.

Learn More about MIPS Solutions for Automotive

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

In this webinar, MIPS’ VP of Sales and Marketing Itai Yarom joins with representatives from STMicro and Achronix to explore key technologies for next-generation ADAS. Learn how you can balance performance and safety with MIPS.

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A Peek Inside a New RISC-V CPU for Autonomous Vehicles

Learn about key CPU considerations for the next-generation automobile, and how new MIPS RISC-V multiprocessors are being used by Mobileye to accelerate innovation and collaboration.

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Top Technology Trends Accelerating the Future of Vehicle Safety, Infotainment, and Communication

As the world shifts towards smarter, safer, more sustainable automobiles, the industry faces a number of technical challenges. In this article, we share some of the areas where MIPS CPUs are being used to solve these challenges.

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What’s the reality of RISC-V in automotive?

Leading RISC-V vendors including MIPS discuss RISC-V in automotive applications today and in the future. Find out what market forces and technology developments will make RISC-V a leading architecture in automotive.

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