Samsung Electronics announced on Jan. 3 that it will supply Exynos Auto V9 automotive semiconductors for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems to German carmaker Audi in 2021.
The Exynos Auto V9 is the first high-performance, low-power processor for premium infotainment systems that Samsung unveils after launching the automotive semiconductor brand Exynos Auto in last October. A vehicle infotainment system is a device that combines information, such as driving information and vehicle conditions, and entertainment, such as multimedia content. It provides various information to the driver and passenger in real time.
The Exynos Auto V9 is capable of controlling up to six display devices simultaneously with Octa-core that operates at the maximum speed of 2.1 GHz and supports up to 12 cameras. In addition, three graphics processing units are designed for independent operation of applications such as digital instrument panel, central information display (CID) and head-up display (HUD).
The Exynos Auto V9 also features a neural network processing unit (NPU) for artificial intelligence computation, which provides fast and accurate processing of various data such as driver's voice, face, and motion recognition to provide information tailored to driving situations. In addition, Samsung explained thatit added a separate area to support automotive safety integrity level B (ASIL-B), a safety standard for vehicle systems, which has significantly improved stability by, for example, preventing system malfunctions that could occur during vehicle operation.
ASIL is divided into four levels (A, B, C, D) based on the probability of occurrenceseverity of car accident and controllability of the driver. In general, premium integrated infotainment systems require level B.
Samsung Electronics plans to continue to launch specialized automotive processors that meet the needs of a variety of customers, such as the V Series for in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI), the A Series for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), and the T Series for telematics system.