CoreAVI to support NXP i.MX 8 processors

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Software stack developer CoreAVI has announced that it will provide graphics and compute driver support for NXP Semiconductors’ Arm Cortex-A53-based i.MX 8 applications processors with dual GPUs, to enable next-generation low-powered, scalable performance capabilities for functionally safe automotive platforms.

According to the company, its Vulkan SC-based graphics and compute driver VkCore SC, as well as its OpenGL SC application libraries, ComputeCore compute algorithm libraries and OpenVX-based library for AI and computer vision, will enable implementation of a full, functionally safe software stack on the i.MX 8 family of applications processors.

Drivers for automotive applications are certified as Safety Elements out of Context (SEooC). This will, the company says, facilitate state-of-the-art graphics and compute capabilities in the next generation of applications such as safe clusters and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), while also providing a simplified, low-risk path to ISO 26262 compliance.

“CoreAVI is proud to support NXP’s i.MX 8 applications processor family with our functionally safe software stack,” said Neil Stroud, VP of marketing and business development at CoreAVI. “Functional safety is emerging quickly in the automotive and industrial sectors as a requirement going forward, and CoreAVI’s legacy of certification experience, as well as our support for the i.MX 8, will enable automotive customers to seamlessly enhance safety in their platforms.”

The highly scalable design of NXP’s i.MX 8 family of applications processors enables multiple platforms and operating systems to be combined into one, enabling high-performance vision processing and object recognition, and facilitates up to four 1,080p displays with independent content. Targeted at automotive infotainment as well as advanced HMI interface and control applications, the i.MX 8 applications processor family is said to revolutionize multiple display automotive applications, industrial systems, vision and HMI.

“Our i.MX 8 applications processor family is well suited for Safety Element out of Context computer vision and HMI applications in automobiles,” added Dan Loop, VP and general manager, automotive edge processing at NXP. “Our longstanding partnership with CoreAVI ensures that functionally safe ISO 26262 systems have the state-of-the-art graphics and compute capabilities they need enabled on the powerful dual GPUs in the i.MX 8 family.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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