Imagination and CoreAVI partner for safety-critical automotive graphics applications

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Imagination Technologies and Core Avionics & Industrial (CoreAVI) are to bring advanced safety-critical drivers to PowerVR GPUs, starting with the IMG B-Series.

CoreAVI will provide graphics driver support for the IMG BXS GPU, enabling next-generation safety-critical applications for automotive platforms.

According to Neil Stroud, General Manager of Automotive and Embedded, CoreAVI, “Imagination is a long-established player in the automotive segment, with a significant market share for its GPU IP in graphics and compute applications. We are joining forces in building a strong safety-critical software base, supporting developers and OEMs in the automotive industry. Given the increasing demand for high-performance GPUs, we see true potential in Imagination’s IP for embedded safe applications across our common markets and we look forward to exploring this future together.”

Commenting Jake Kochnowicz, Senior Director of Product Management, Imagination, added, “CoreAVI has extensive expertise in building reliable and secure solutions across automotive, industrial and avionics. By working together on our BXS GPU driver support, we’re ensuring that we meet the complex safety requirements for graphics in a rapidly evolving automotive market. Our customers will benefit from enhanced access to API support, for faster product deployment.”

CoreAVI’s Vulkan-based safety critical GPU acceleration driver, VkCore SC, is designed from the ground up for high performance and flexibility and offers ISO 26262 certification up to ASIL D.

The driver supports the B-Series of Imagination GPUs and allows the developer to migrate their safety critical software stack seamlessly across different silicon implementations, dramatically increasing flexibility, scalability and reducing the overall total cost of ownership for safety systems.

VkCore GL SC1 and VkCoreGL SC2 OpenGL SC 1 and OpenGL SC 2 libraries running on VkCore SC ensures integrators gain from the benefits of the Vulkan API while developing in OpenGL. VkCore SC is also supported by TrueCore, a GPU safety monitor, as well as ComputeCore, a suite of algorithms for accelerated vector and matrix math operations.

VkCore SC is the foundation of CoreAVI’s Platforms for Safety Critical Applications, addressing the needs of any safe graphics and compute applications across all market verticals.

Imagination is a leading developer of safe human-machine interface (HMI) compute and graphics, thanks to its GPU, AI and connectivity solutions for automotive applications. Due to their multicore, scalable design, Imagination’s GPUs can enable enhanced ADAS applications as they are suited for intensive compute scenarios where real-time car sensor data requires processing.

The IMG BXS GPU is ISO 26262 certified for automotive safety and reliability, making it suitable for OEMs and Tier 1s who are looking to integrate efficient, high-performing graphics and compute in functionally safe automotive designs.