Overcome technological complexity in automotive design with Xilinx

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When looking at where the automotive industry is today, design engineers like yourself face all kinds of perplexing, yet exciting challenges that the generation before you couldn’t have imagined. From edge compute via frameworks to sci-fi-esque tools and IP to the multitudinous applications of silicon and beyond, there’s a great deal of new technology powering automotive innovation.

Electrification, infotainment and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are changing our conception of what automobiles can be, but the technological complexity required to successfully implement these advances can hinder real progress.

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Use Case e-BOOK: Adaptable technology

6 use cases for adaptable technology and its impact on automotive trends: Automotive functional safety, vehicle-to-everything communication, occupant monitoring, aggregation/fusion and acceleration, RADAR for ADAS, and vision systems for autonomous vehicles.

 ADAS and safety
 Communication and monitoring

Why Xilinx?

Even with other strong options, Xilinx automotive solutions stand out — thanks to their exceptional performance-to-power optimization, extensive AI integration and overall adaptability, reliability and scalability. Xilinx FPGAs and SoCs also offer increased determinism and responsivity, any-to-any interfacing, system integration and a range of other differentiators that will support all manner of future-ready automotive solutions.

Innovative boards & kits to enhance product development

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Ultra96-V2 C-Grade Development Board

The Ultra96-V2 is an Arm-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board based on the Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) specification. Available in both commercial and industrial grade options, the Ultra96-V2 is a perfect entry-level board for prototyping and developing edge compute applications.

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Spartan-7 FPGA SP701
Evaluation Kit

The SP701 Evaluation Kit, equipped with the best-in-class performance-per-watt Spartan®-7 FPGA, is built for designs requiring sensor fusion such as industrial networking, embedded vision, and automotive applications. The SP701 features high I/O availability and I/O expansion capability via Pmods and FMCs. The included XC7S100 FPGA is the highest density device of the Spartan-7 family. With 102K logic cells and 400 I/O pins, the XC7S100 pairs expandable connectivity with high processing capability, all in a form factor ideal for edge applications.

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Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU102 Evaluation Kit

The ZCU102 Evaluation Kit enables designers to jumpstart designs for Automotive, Industrial, Video and Communications applications. This kit features a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, dual-core Cortex-R5 real-time processors, and a Mali-400 MP2 graphics processing unit based on Xilinx's 16nm FinFET+ programmable logic fabric. The ZCU102 supports all major peripherals and interfaces enabling development for a wide range of applications.

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Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit

The Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC ZCU111 evaluation kit enables designers to jumpstart RF-Class analog designs for wireless, cable access, early-warning (EW) / radar, and other high-performance RF applications. This kit features a Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC supporting 8 12-bit 4.096GSPS ADCs, 8 14-bit 6.554GSPS DACs, and 8 soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FECs). Complete with Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Arm Cortex-R5 subsystems, UltraScale+ programmable logic, and the highest signal processing bandwidth in a Zynq UltraScale+ device, this kit provides a rapid, comprehensive RF Analog-to-Digital signal chain prototyping platform.

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UltraZed-EV System-on-Module Starter Kit

UltraZed-EV SOM is a high performance, full-featured, System-On-Module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC EV family of devices that have an integrated H.264 / H.265 video codec unit is capable of simultaneous encode and decode up to 4Kx2K (60fps). Designed in a small form factor, the UltraZed-EV SOM on-board dual system memory, high-speed transceivers, Ethernet, USB, and configuration memory provides an ideal platform for embedded video processing systems. The UltraZed-EV provides easy access to 152 user I/O pins, 26 PS MIO pins, 4 highspeed PS GTR transceivers along with 4 GTR reference clock inputs, and 16 PL high-speed GTH transceivers along with 8 GTH reference clock inputs through three I/O connectors on the backside of the module. These connectors provide USB 2.0, USB 3.0, PCIe Gen2, DisplayPort, SATA 3.0, FMC-HPC and more!

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Avnet, Xilinx and you

Xilinx automotive solutions offer a range of functionality that puts most others in the rearview—and Avnet has the design resources in our extensive product development ecosystem, along with renewed IoT/AI support, to take your vision across the finish line.

Explore our system solutions, reference designs and use cases to learn more about the technical advantages of Xilinx adaptable automotive solutions, and how Avnet can help you integrate them into your next design. Contact us today!

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Whitepaper: Programmable logic

Programmable logic and how it accelerates automotive applications:

As the demands on automotive capability increase, Xilinx XA portfolio of automotive devices and supporting tool chains provide designers with the ability to achieve not only the desired performance, but also the quality, functional safety and security required.

Automotive resources from Avnet and Xilinx

Virtual Panel Discussion

In the Driver's Seat: A Deep Dive into ADAS and Driver Monitor Systems

Join our panel of experts and explore the latest in automotive innovation, from what's happening in advanced driver assistance system development to the ever evolving future of truly autonomous vehicles.

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Technical Workshop

Automotive Demonstration from Concept to Viable Prototype

Learn how to go from an initial concept / architecture to demonstrating application and algorithm feasibility using off-the-shelf prototyping systems. Eliminating technical risks early in the development of advanced solutions is a key to success.

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