Sondrel adopts Arteris IP NoC for ADAS SoC

  • May 9, 2022
  • William Payne

UK-based ADAS platform developer Sondrel is adopting Arteris IP’s FlexNoC interconnect IP in its next generation of ADAS SoC architecture. The network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect and IP supports the ability to design the NoC to match the performance of IP blocks to ensure that data flows at the right speed in, out and around the SoC.

FlexNoC’s onchip-interconnect enables the SFA 350A multi-channel automotive vehicle IP platform requirements for ADAS and self-driving applications.

The SFA 350A is part of Sondrel’s Architecting the Future family of IP reference platforms that provide a fast track to a custom SoC. The design is focused on ADAS to support driverless and automotive vehicle applications to meet ISO 26262 requirements. It has four channels for sensors that can be either passive for optical camera inputs or active using LIDAR and RADAR.

The product design is a complex platform that allows the processor units for the chip’s four channels to be selected according to the processing power required by the application without any changes to the rest of the chip. The modular approach is designed to make the system more versatile and scalable. More powerful solutions can be created by ganging identical SFA 350A quad-core chips together to form a cluster.

“Through many years of working with Arteris, we knew that FlexNoc would reliably deliver exactly what we needed, backed up by excellent technical support,” said Edwin Loverseed, head of engineering at Sondrel. “The SoC interconnect provides a complete, comprehensive solution spanning architecture exploration to physical implementation and verification.”

“Sondrel has specialised in large complex SoCs that are always pushing the envelope in terms of complexity and advanced nodes,” said K. Charles Janac, president and CEO of Arteris IP. “We are delighted that FlexNoC is enabling Sondrel designers to continue to pioneer the creation of high-performance compute solutions that will innovate the automotive industry.”