Using Model-Based Design to Accelerate FPGA Development for Automotive Applications

Sudhir Sharma, Wang Chen
2009 SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems  
A recent Gartner Dataquest study predicts that the total worldwide automotive semiconductor market will grow from $20.1 billion in 2007 to $25.9 billion by 2010. The study also predicts that revenue from automotive usage of FPGAs will triple to approximately $312 million during that same period [1] . Many of these FPGAs will be deployed in safety applications such as back-up cameras, lane departure warning systems, blind-spot warning system, and adaptive cruise control. FPGAs will also be
more » ... will also be deployed in next-generation engine electronics, emissions control, navigation, and entertainment applications. verification of FPGAs for automotive applications in two important automotive workflows: • FPGA design and production deployment to lowvolume high-processing power applications such as driver-assistance and infotainment systems. • FPGA use for prototyping in high-volume applications such as engine and steering control, where the final production deployment will be an ASIC. In this workflow, the proof of concept work is done using FPGAs.
doi:10.4271/2009-01-0519 fatcat:iutq2dnii5dzxhgh4mggtrsqby