Subaru bases enhanced EyeSight system on Xilinx Zynq

Xilinx’s automotive-qualified (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ multi-processor SoC (MPSoC) has been selected by Subaru for its next generation EyeSight system as part of its advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) in its latest model which has been launched in Japan this week.

The Levorq model’s EyeSight system is vision-based, using stereoscopic cameras and will provide advanced features including adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and pre-collision braking, says Xilinx.

The vision system is based on Xilinx’s 16nm XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC which provides the high-performance, low latency, and functional safety (ASIL) capabilities that the EyeSight system requires to accurately depict and react to dynamic driving scenarios.

Tetsuo Fujinuki, chief technology officer of Subaru said: “Stereo cameras are at the heart of Subaru’s ADAS applications. Unlike common approaches, the image processing technology adopted in our new generation system scans everything captured by stereo cameras and creates high-precision 3D point clouds, enabling us to offer advanced features such as pre-collision braking at an intersection and assisting with hands-off driving in traffic congestion on a highway. Xilinx technology plays an important role in this. Because Xilinx automotive devices contain built-in capabilities that allow us to meet strict ASIL requirements, they are unquestionably the best technology to implement Subaru’s new ADAS vision system.”

Programmable logic provider, Xilinx has over 20 years of automotive industry experience, offering hardware and software partitioning flexibility combined with a variety of networking connectivity options, functional safety architecture configurations, and security features for current and future autonomous drive modules.

Xilinx says it has shipped over 190 million devices globally for automotive use, with 75 million used for production ADAS deployments. It works with over 200 automotive companies, comprised of major Tier 1s, OEMs, and start ups around the world.

California-based Xilinx develops adaptive processing platforms for a variety of technologies, from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the ACAP.

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