CPU IP designed for safety critical systems in an autonomous age
Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are increasingly used to give products greater awareness of their environment and, from this, greater ability to control and automate products. Functional safety has always been important in areas such as the automotive and industrial markets but as other products become more autonomous they will also need to address functional safety.
With the adoption of AI techniques, the required level of computing performance is much higher and this is being addressed by the use of dedicated accelerators for artificial neural networks as well as the general purpose CPU based compute capability.
The MIPS I6500-F is the latest IP core in Imagination’s MIPS CPU product line, extending the variety and scalability of “off-the-shelf” licensable cores based on the proven and respected MIPS64 architecture to address the functional safety and performance requirements of these autonomous applications.