IoT and Graphics Technologies 4K Video, Ethernet Processor and AI kit

High-performance graphics display controller SC1701.
High-performance graphics display controller SC1701.

Socionext‘s next generation, high-performance graphics display controller SC1701 is designed for in-vehicle remote display applications based on the SEERIS Graphics Processor.

The new graphics display controller SC1701 from Socionext meets the increasing demands in the automotive market for 4K resolution video and high-speed data connectivity up to 12 Gbit/s.

The ability to see clearly around a vehicle is ensured with the 360° Wrap-Around View System, based on the new Socionext Graphics SoC SC1810 series.

Images from up to six cameras create a true 3D hemispheric view of a vehicle’s surroundings with users able to selectively view images. Important for in-vehicle driver assistance and infotainment systems is the Socionext 3D Acoustic Surround Sound Technology which enhances a driver’s experience with audible navigation assistance as well as warning of impending dangers.

Imaging Technologies

The image signal processors Milbeaut provide high-resolution and high-quality imaging due to their high-definition image pipelines, fast processing speeds and low power consumption. The demonstrations at the booth includes a surveillance camera solution, which is seeing rapid market growth worldwide. The solution will feature the SC2002 processor, which delivers great picture quality even in low light environments.

Industry 4.0 Technology

A highlight at the show is a de­monstration of the Socionext Industrial Ethernet Processor (IEP) which is a key component for Industry 4.0. The IEP supports Time Sensitive Network (TSN) and realizes deterministic Ethernet. It is also possible to support different industrial Ethernet protocols at low latency. The IEP will be available as an IP block for ASIC. ASSP implementation is also planned.

AI accelerator

Socionext shows SynQuacer E-series, which is the native develop­ment kit for ARM 64 bit multi-core. Software developed on this kit can easily be used on ARM-based systems. Combined with an AI accelerator chip, this kit can be a stand-alone AI software evaluation tool, as well as a trial kit to establish new cognitive computing on a particular data set. For real use cases of IT system implementation, Socionext shows »SynQuacer S-series«, a hyperscale ARM server which allows attachment of the same AI accelerator chips to each CPU card.

Embedded HMI

Socionext Embedded Software Austria (SESA) shows different innovative solutions at their own booth (H4-479) at Embedded World 2018 that perfectly match the current HMI and GUI trends. Demonstrations include a range of invehicle solutions, such as the Cecil hypervisor HMI demo, a functional safety demo, a CGI Studio Android demo and many more.