SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 4, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced a strategic partnership with ECARX, a global mobility technology company. The companies will work together on a processing platform within the next-generation electric vehicle (EV) vehicle, which is expected to be in series production for global launch in late 2023. The ECARX digital cockpit will be the first platform at the vehicle interior to be offered with AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU along with ECARX hardware and software.
By combining ECARX’s vast experience in automotive digital cockpit design with AMD’s advanced computing power and stunning visual graphics rendering capabilities, the companies aim to deliver an innovative in-car experience. The digital cockpit will launch with advanced features including driver information modes, head-up display, rear seat entertainment, multiple displays, multi-zone voice recognition, high-end gaming, and a full 3D user experience.
“As automakers seek to deliver immersive experiences and intelligent functionality for their next-generation electric vehicles, the AMD-based ECARX digital cockpit will meet these needs for the global automotive market,” said Rajneesh Gaur, corporate vice president and general manager of Embedded Business, AMD. “We are thrilled to be working with ECARX as our first strategic ecosystem partner in China for the digital cockpit using our Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors and Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs.”
“The global automotive industry is transforming towards a smart future at an unprecedented pace with the demand for computing power and graphics capabilities rapidly increasing,” said Ziyu Shen, President and CEO of ECARX. “With this collaboration, we will further enable OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to enhance their digital cockpit experiences as they seek to create greater value for consumers through intelligent connected cars.”
The automotive electric vehicle market, as well as the technology needed to support it, represents an opportunity for unprecedented growth in the years to come, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics. “Electric vehicle adoption is now a key driver of growth in the automotive semiconductor market and associated semiconductor demand is expected to grow at a CAAGR of 31% over 2021-2026,” said Asif Anwar, Director executive – PBCS and EVS, Strategy Analytics. “The EV revolution is here, with next-generation EV platforms at the forefront of domain and zonal architecture driving the adoption of the digital cockpit, ADAS and connected vehicle.”
Learn about AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors
Ryzen Embedded V2000 Series processors are the second generation designed for automotive infotainment and instrumentation applications, as well as additional applications such as industrial edge systems, thin clients and miniPCs. For customers and applications that need high-performance display capabilities, Ryzen Embedded V2000 Series processors can power up to four independent displays simultaneously at 4K resolution as they are equipped with up to eight CPU cores and seven GPU processing units . A single AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 Series processor provides up to 2x1 multi-thread performance per watt, up to 30 percent2 better single-thread CPU performance and up to 40%.3 better graphics performance than the previous generation.
Learn about the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs are based on the innovative AMD RDNA ™ 2 graphics architecture, the only graphics architecture that ranges from next-generation desktop, laptop and console PCs to mobile devices and automotive infotainment systems. Designed from the ground up for superior performance and energy efficiency, the AMD RDNA 2 architecture delivers up to 2x the performance4 and up to 50% more performance per watt5 in select titles versus previous generation AMD RDNA architecture.
ECARX is transforming vehicles into perfectly integrated information, communication and transport devices. It is shaping the interaction between people and cars by rapidly advancing technology at the heart of smart mobility. ECARX’s current core products include infotainment master units (IHUs), digital cockpits, vehicle chipset solutions, a core operating system and an integrated software stack. In addition, ECARX is developing a comprehensive IT platform for the automotive sector.
Over the past three years, ECARX’s technology has been integrated into over 3.2 million cars around the world. ECARX was founded in 2017 and has since grown to over 2,000 team members, with facilities in China and Europe. The co-founders are two automotive entrepreneurs, the president and CEO Ziyu Shen and Eric Li (Li Shufu), who is also the founder and president of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), one of the largest automotive groups in the world that owns. ownership interest and investments in international brands such as Lotus, Lynk & Co, Polestar, smart and Volvo Cars.
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1 Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs starting July 2020 on Ryzen ™ Embedded V2718 and June 2018 on Ryzen Embedded V1605B processor both at 15 watts (STAPM mode enabled) using Cinebench R15 nt. Results may vary. EMB-169
2 Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs in July 2020 on Ryzen ™ Embedded V2718 and June 2018 on Ryzen Embedded V1605B processor both at 15 watts (STAPM mode enabled) using Cinebench R15 1T. Results may vary. EMB-171
3 Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs in July 2020 on Ryzen ™ Embedded V2718 and June 2018 on Ryzen Embedded V1605B processor both at 15 watts (STAPM mode enabled) using 3DMark11. Results may vary. EMB-172
4 Tested by AMD Performance Labs on October 20, 2020 on RX 6900 XT and RX 5700 XT (driver 20.45-201013n), AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU (3.70 GHz), 16GB-3200 MHz DDR4, Engineering AM4 motherboard, Win10 Pro 64. The following games were tested at 4k at maximum settings: Battlefield V DX11, Doom Eternal Vulkan, Forza DX12, Resident Evil 3 DX11, Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX12. Laptop manufacturers can vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary.
5 Tested by AMD Performance Labs on 10/16/20, using Assassins Creed Odyssey (DX11, Ultra), Battlefield V (DX12, Ultra), Borderlands 3 (DX12, Ultra), Control (DX12, High), Death Stranding ( DX12 Ultra). ), Division 2 (DX12, Ultra), F1 2020 (DX12, Ultra), Far Cry 5 (DX11, Ultra), Gears of War 5 (DX12, Ultra), Hitman 2 (DX12, Ultra), Horizon Zero Dawn (DX12 , Ultra), Metro Exodus (DX12, Ultra), Resident Evil 3 (DX12, Ultra), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX12, Highest), Strange Brigade (DX12, Ultra), Total War Three Kingdoms (DX11, Ultra), Witcher 3 (DX11, Ultra no HairWorks) at 4K. System consisting of a Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU with AMD Radeon 27.20.12031.1000 graphics driver and a Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU with AMD Radeon 26.20.13001.9005 graphics driver, Intel Core i9-9900K (3600 MHz 8C / 16T), 32 GB to 2133 MHz, ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) motherboard. Laptop manufacturers can vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary. RX-549
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