On October 16, 2018, Xilinx, the global FPGA chip giant, held the Xilinx Developer Conference in Beijing. The Global president and CEO of Xilinx, Victor Peng, delivered a keynote speech entitled "A platform for flexible and intelligent world." As the Certificate Member of Xilinx in the field of smart car electronics in China, Autocruis was invited to participate in and the company co-founder and CEO Dr. Guan Yanfeng and CTO Dr. Jing Shen attended the conference together. At the conference, Dr. Jing Shen gave a keynote speech on "Design and Development of FPGA-Based Computer Vision Systems" . During the period, Victor Peng and Dr. Guan Yanfeng conducted in-depth exchanges on topics such as “AI Development Trends and FPGA Application Trends” and took a group photo.
President and CEO of Xilinx Victor Peng delivered a keynote speech
Xilinx CEO Victor Peng first introduced the company's three strategies of “data center priority, accelerating mainstream market growth and driving flexible computing”. He said that based on FPGAs, SoCs and MPSoCs, Xilinx introduced the industry's first Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) VersalTM. ACAP was developed by over a thousand engineers of the company for 4 years , which invested more than $1 billion. It integrates a scalar processing engine, adaptive hardware engine and intelligent engine, as well as cutting-edge memory and interface technologies to provide powerful, adaptive heterogeneous computing acceleration for a wide range of applications during the rapid development of AI and dense edge computing. At the same time, ACAP has a range of tools, software, libraries, IP, middleware and frameworks that conform to industry-standard design processes.
Dr. Guan Yanfeng and Victor Peng have an in-depth exchange and take a group photo
Based on TSMC's 7 nm FinFET process technology, the Versal portfolio is the first platform to combine software programmability with hardware acceleration and flexibility in a specific area. It includes six product portfolios: Prime, Premium, HBM, AI Core, AI Edge, and AI RF. They use groundbreaking AI engine technology to meet the new demands of low-latency AI inference for a variety of applications, and support applications such as wireless and radar.
Victor Peng said that Xilinx has been in the automotive market for more than a decade. The Zynq-7000 series devices are widely used in Tier1, such as BOSCH. As of 2018, there are already 29 brands and 110 models using Xilinx chips and solutions, and the cumulative chip sales exceeded 40 million.In the booming field of smart car electronics, in addition to the Zynq series, Xilinx has accumulated a rich product portfolio including MPSoC series and AI Edge series, which are widely used in smart cars such as Car networking, ADAS, and autonomous driving. In July of this year, Xilinx entered into a strategic partnership with Daimler to develop AI -based in-vehicle systems and applications for Mercedes-Benz driverless cars.
The future of the smart car market is an extremely large market, and Xilinx will invest more in the smart car field to provide more powerful and flexible platforms and tools for developers and innovators in the hardware and software industry,” concludes Victor Peng. “We are very much looking forward to the excellent smart car high-tech companies like Autocruis and automakers going hand in hand to create a world of flexibility and intelligence in the future !”
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