AMD Adaptive Computing Technology Enables Next-Generation DENSO LiDAR System, Delivering 20X Improvement in Resolution

AMD Xilinx Auto짯mo짯ti짯ve Zynq UltraS짯ca짯le+ MPSoC in DENSO plat짯form pro짯vi짯des hig짯hest point-cloud den짯si짯ty level of any SPAD LiDAR sys짯tem in mar짯ket today 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ짯ced that its adap짯ti짯ve com짯pu짯ting tech짯no짯lo짯gy is powe짯ring lea짯ding mobi짯li짯ty sup짯pli짯er DENSO Corporation셲 next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on LiDAR plat짯form. The new plat짯form will enable over 20X1 impro짯ve짯ment in reso짯lu짯ti짯on with extre짯me짯ly low laten짯cy for increased pre짯cis짯i짯on in detec짯ting pede짯stri짯ans, vehic짯les, free space and more. The DENSO LiDAR plat짯form, tar짯ge짯ted to begin ship짯ping in 2025, will levera짯ge the AMD Xilinx Auto짯mo짯ti짯ve (XA) Zynq꽓 UltraS짯ca짯le+꽓 adap짯ti짯ve SoC and its func짯tion짯al safe짯ty suite of deve짯lo짯per tools to enable ISO 26262 ASIL멊 certification.

DENSO is using the AMD XA Zynq UltraS짯ca짯le+ mul짯ti-pro짯ces짯sor sys짯tem-on-a-chip (MPSoC) plat짯form in its Sin짯gle-Pho짯ton Ava짯lan짯che Diode (SPAD) LiDAR sys짯tem, which gene짯ra짯tes the hig짯hest point-cloud den짯si짯ty level of any LiDAR sys짯tem on the mar짯ket today2. Point-cloud den짯si짯ty descri짯bes the num짯ber of points within a given area and is ana짯log짯ous to image reso짯lu짯ti짯on, whe짯re richer data ensu짯res that cru짯cial decis짯i짯on-making details are captured.

Gene짯ral짯ly, SPAD-based sys짯tems are being adopted by auto짯ma짯kers becau짯se of the space savings that can be achie짯ved. The high짯ly adap짯ta짯ble XA Zynq UltraS짯ca짯le+ MPSoC enables DENSO셲 LiDAR sys짯tems to redu짯ce the size of cur짯rent LiDAR imple짯men짯ta짯ti짯ons, allo짯wing mul짯ti짯ple LiDARs to work in tan짯dem for for짯ward view and side views of a vehic짯le. One device can be used for mul짯ti짯ple DENSO LiDAR sys짯tems, inclu짯ding future gene짯ra짯ti짯ons, which dri짯ves down sys짯tem cos짯ts and helps designs be future-ready.

Cur짯rent vehic짯les in pro짯duc짯tion may have just one for짯ward-loo짯king LiDAR, but next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on vehic짯les will have mul짯ti짯ple sys짯tems inclu짯ding forward, rear facing- and side-view LiDARs. The addi짯tio짯nal sys짯tems are nee짯ded to move bey짯ond dri짯ver assis짯tance to full auto짯no짯my. DENSO LiDAR can also be used for infra짯struc짯tu짯re moni짯to짯ring, fac짯to짯ry auto짯ma짯ti짯on and other non-auto짯ma짯ted dri짯ving applications.

We are exci짯ted to expand our col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on with AMD as we intro짯du짯ce our next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on LiDAR sys짯tem, said Eii짯chi Kur짯o짯ka짯wa, head of Sens짯ing Sys짯tem busi짯ness unit, DENSO Cor짯po짯ra짯ti짯on. AMD high-per짯for짯mance, high짯ly sca짯lable, pro짯gramma짯ble sili짯con offers distinct bene짯fits for the extre짯me짯ly com짯plex image pro짯ces짯sing requi짯re짯ments of our LiDAR sen짯sor archi짯tec짯tu짯re. The fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty and capa짯bi짯li짯ties of the Zynq UltraS짯ca짯le+ MPSoC plat짯form and its abili짯ty to meet strin짯gent func짯tion짯al safe짯ty requi짯re짯ments led us to work with AMD.

DENSOSPAD LiDAR can gene짯ra짯te over three mil짯li짯on points-per-second at 10 frames per-second3. This midd짯le-ran짯ge LiDAR sys짯tem uses XA Zynq UltraS짯ca짯le+ MPSoCs for sys짯tem moni짯tor func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty to help enable the tem짯pe짯ra짯tu짯re and over짯all sys짯tem to func짯tion cor짯rect짯ly. Becau짯se the sys짯tem uses time-to-digi짯tal con짯ver짯si짯on ins짯tead of ana짯log-to-digi짯tal con짯ver짯ters, the over짯all sys짯tem size and cost can be opti짯mi짯zed while still deli짯ve짯ring high-per짯for짯mance high-den짯si짯ty data.

DENSO has deve짯lo짯ped an excep짯tio짯nal짯ly pre짯cise LiDAR sys짯tem. With LiDAR con짯ti짯nuing to evol짯ve, the짯re are new tech짯no짯lo짯gy requi짯re짯ments, dri짯ving the need for impro짯ve짯ments in sen짯si짯ti짯vi짯ty, den짯si짯ty and per짯for짯mance, said Mark Wad짯ling짯ton, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Core Mar짯kets Group, AMD. 쏷hrough AMD adap짯ti짯ve com짯pu짯ting tech짯no짯lo짯gy we셱e hel짯ping to enable a reduc짯tion in sys짯tem size and space, while also impro짯ving reso짯lu짯ti짯on for increased pre짯cis짯i짯on in object detec짯tion, all at very low latency.

AMD in Automotive
As the pace of inno짯va짯ti짯on con짯ti짯nues to acce짯le짯ra짯te in the auto짯mo짯ti짯ve indus짯try, the need for high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯te, com짯pu짯te acce짯le짯ra짯ti짯on and gra짯phics tech짯no짯lo짯gies is incre짯asing. AMD is a lea짯der at this inflec짯tion point, with a broad line of high-per짯for짯mance CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and Adap짯ti짯ve SoCs. From powe짯ring in-vehic짯le info짯tain짯ment sys짯tems to advan짯ced dri짯ver-assis짯tance sys짯tems, auto짯no짯mous dri짯ving and net짯wor짯king appli짯ca짯ti짯ons whe짯re func짯tion짯al safe짯ty is of para짯mount importance, AMD pro짯vi짯des car짯ma짯kers with a one-stop shop for sili짯con and soft짯ware solu짯ti짯ons. For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, visit AMD셲 Auto짯mo짯ti짯ve web짯site.

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All per짯for짯mance and cost savings claims are pro짯vi짯ded by DENSO and have not been inde짯pendent짯ly veri짯fied by AMD. Per짯for짯mance and cost bene짯fits are impac짯ted by a varie짯ty of varia짯bles. Results her짯ein are spe짯ci짯fic to DENSO and may not be typi짯cal. GD-181


1 Reso짯lu짯ti짯on impro짯ve짯ment vali짯da짯ted by DENSO during inter짯nal evaluation
2 Achie짯ve짯ment con짯firm짯ed by DENSO during in-lab testing
3 DENSO obser짯ved LiDAR out짯put with 2D echo