FABU, a specialist in machine-learning for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) designs based in Hangzhou, China, has licensed a portfolio of IP from Synopsys that will help the company build safety-critical SoCs.
FABU has selected a number of IP cores for interface functions, security, and embedded memory test and repair in addition to the ARC EM Safety Island Processor. The Synopsys DesignWare IP put together for automotive applications come with safety support packages and are ready for ISO 26262 ASIL B and D. The IP cores are suitable for SoCs that need to meet the AEC-Q100 temperature requirements.
Hang Nguyen, chief technology officer at FABU America, a research and development division of FABU, said the IP portfolio from Synopsys will "help us accelerate the path to achieving system-level ISO 26262 compliance".
FABU uses a custom AI acceleration technology to build chips for object and lane detection, traffic light detection, vehicle localization, motion analysis, and environment recognition, with applications both in ADAS and fully autonomous vehicles.
"The new era of AI SoCs being used in applications such as automotive and cloud computing requires a wide range of IP to address diverse processing, memory, connectivity, and security needs," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys. "Synopsys is working with leading providers of AI SoCs, such as FABU, across all market segments to lower integration risk and accelerate time-to-market for the next generation of intelligent systems."