CEVA powers Autotalks’ V2X chipset

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Autotalks has licensed and deployed the CEVA-XC communication DSP in its upcoming second-generation Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) chipset.

V2X technology connects vehicles to other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I), motorcycles (V2M) and pedestrians (V2P) within wireless range for safety and mobility applications, such as sharing advanced warnings of unseen hazards or coordinating with traffic signals to minimise queuing.

Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA, said: “Our CEVA-XC is the ideal communication engine on which to design their chipset solution, delivering the performance and reliability required for such a critical application, and the flexibility to support software upgrades in the field for years to come.”

Autotalks’ second-generation V2X processor supports mobility-optimised IEEE802.11p communication, operating on the 5.9GHz band allocated for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications, along with IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac functionality. The CEVA-XC communications processor enables Autotalks to implement the PHY layer and specific elements of the MAC layer on the DSP, allowing scalable V2X use cases. The CEVA-XC also incorporates a power scaling unit (PSU) that enables application-specific low power modes, ensuring the chipset is finely tuned for power efficiency.

Amos Freund, VP R&D at Autotalks, said: “The CEVA-XC DSP enables us to deliver best-in-class performance, manifested in superior performance in high-mobility, and even greater functionality and power efficiency in a highly cost-effective V2X communications solution. IEEE802.11a/b/g/ac inclusion enables new use-cases such as dealership firmware update, vehicle-to-home synchronisation and even meshes connectivity. ”