Mobileye Announces EyeQ6 And EyeQ Ultra Chips For Assisted And Automated Driving

Mobileye Announces EyeQ6 And EyeQ Ultra Chips For Assisted And Automated Driving:

EyeQ6 will become Mobileye’s main ADAS SoC in two forms. The Eye6L is the entry level chip to power forward facing camera systems that are now on most new vehicles. It’s a low-power chip designed single package, behind the windshield applications where minimal heat generation is required. This can enable automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and hands-on lane centering solutions like Nissan’s first-generation ProPilot Assist. 

The EyeQ6H is for more full-featured hands-free systems with multiple surround-view cameras. It’s performance matches the EyeQ5 SoC that is launching in production programs this year. The EyeQ6H is for more full-featured hands-free systems with multiple surround-view cameras. It’s performance matches the EyeQ5 SoC that is launching in production programs this year.

The EyeQ Ultra takes Mobileye performance to a whole new level. It features 12 CPU cores with 24 threads based on RISC-V archictecture. There are also GPU, vision processing and image signal processing cores and 16 convolutional neural network accelerator clusters. All in, Mobileye claims the Ultra is capable of 176 trillion operations per second (TOPS). By comparison the Nvidia Orin can do 250 TOPS and most Orin applications are using either two or four SoCs.

However, the run performance numbers don’t tell the whole story since the software that runs on these chips is very different. Mobileye has in the past claimed that its proprietary perception software runs more efficiently and doesn’t require the same raw computational power. The target with the EyeQ Ultra SoC is to enable a single chip solution that can provide full level 4 automated driving capabilities for consumer level vehicles.

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