Hitachi Astemo selects AMD technology for next-gen forward camera system

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Mobility supplier Hitachi Astemo has chosen AMD’s adaptive computing technology to power its latest, stereo-format, forward-looking camera for adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking. The solution will enhance vision capabilities, resulting in a higher level of safety for next-generation vehicles.

AMD’s Automotive XA Zynq UltraScale+ multi-processor system-on-a-chip (MPSoC) delivers stereo and monocular image processing in the camera, allowing the solution to detect objects over 120°, an angle three times wider than the company’s previous-generation cameras.

“The AMD Automotive XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC is incredibly versatile and allows us to add multiple safety-critical features in our forward camera system,” explained Makoto Kudo, deputy head of ECU solution business unit, powertrain and safety systems business division, Hitachi Astemo.

“AMD’s high-performance, highly scalable, programmable silicon offers distinct benefits for the extremely complex image signal processing requirements of our forward camera system. The flexibility and capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC platform and its ability to meet stringent functional safety requirements led us to work with AMD.”

“Hitachi Astemo has clearly demonstrated its technological leadership with the development of this stereo forward camera that utilizes AMD adaptive computing technology,” added Yousef Khalilollahi, corporate vice president, APAC Sales, AMD. “Increased safety and accident avoidance are key tenets to automotive technologies, and AMD is proud to offer the foundational technology in these camera systems.” 

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