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2019-04-02

High Performance Processor Architecture for Automotive Large Scaled Integrated Systems within the European Processor Initiative Research Project 2019-01-0118

Autonomous driving systems are the next big development at the car manufacturers for the next decade. To achieve the high computing power needs and fulfill new upcoming requirements due to functional safety and security, heterogeneous processor architectures with a mixture of different core architectures and hardware accelerators are necessary. To tackle this new type of hardware complexity and nevertheless stay within monetary constraints, high performance computers, inspired by state of the art data center hardware, could be adapted in order to fulfill automotive quality requirements. The European Processor Initiative (EPI) research project tries to come along with that problem for next generation semiconductors. Within that paper we suggest a possible future architecture for high performance automotive microprocessors integrated on a modular computing platform. We describe our architectural hardware approach for a generic high performance CPU for automotive for deep embedded operation up to hosting POSIX based systems. It implements different kinds of non-functional requirements for functional safety like fail-operational and for security crypto-accelerators within a single package. To be as close as possible to series development needs for the next upcoming car generation, we present a hybrid semiconductor system-on-chip architecture for automotive. This microprocessor is inspired and derived from HPC architecture of the European Processor Initiative research project.

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