MIPS(R) Cores Provide Reliability and Real-time Response Needed for Automotive Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 3, 2010 -- MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, announced today that Mobileye, the global pioneer and leader in vision-based collision prevention systems, licensed its multi-threaded multiprocessing MIPS32(R) 1004K(TM) Coherent Processing System (CPS). Mobileye will incorporate the 1004K CPS in its next generation EyeQ(TM) vision-based SoC for use in driver assistance systems. Mobileye already uses multi-threaded MIPS32 34K(TM) cores in its current generation EyeQ2(TM) SoC. Development of the third generation SoC will begin immediately.
According to Ziv Aviram, CEO, Mobileye, "We are having great success using MIPS in our EyeQ2(TM) product, which has been adopted by several top-tier suppliers and car manufacturers. We are pleased to reaffirm our commitment to MIPS for our next generation product. The EyeQ3(TM) will be the ultimate driver assistance system for a wide range of vertical markets. With MIPS, we get a winning architecture that provides the reliability, high performance and flexibility needed for automotive applications. MIPS Technologies' unparalleled service and support will help us get our next generation product to market quickly at the lowest possible cost."
"Multi-threaded 34K cores helped us achieve a 600% performance gain in the EyeQ2(TM) over the previous generation, and we are pleased to target even greater performance in the EyeQ3(TM), with a combination of the 1004K CPS and Mobileye's innovative Vector Microcode Processors (VMP)," said Elchanan Rushinek, vice president of engineering, Mobileye. "As we did when we selected MIPS cores for the EyeQ2(TM), we exhaustively benchmarked the new MIPS cores against the competition. We need extreme real-time performance, and we found the 1004K CPS to be a superior solution. With MIPS, our customers can be assured of responsiveness and reliability to help reduce accidents and make roads safer."
"MIPS Technologies has a strong presence in the automotive market, with significant share in mobile infotainment and a growing presence in the automotive control and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) markets. ADAS systems entail advanced applications processing, reliability, and real time response for applications such as collision avoidance and driver safety," said Michael J. Palma, IDC senior research analyst for consumer semiconductors.
"Leading automotive companies are looking to Mobileye for technologies that not only have the ability to change lives, but save them," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "We are pleased to work closely with Mobileye as it continues to develop advanced driver assistance solutions. The MIPS architecture is a great fit for automotive safety and infotainment applications, and we look forward to expanding our presence in these high-growth sectors of the automotive market."
Mobileye's family of EyeQ(TM) Vision Processors and its broad range of algorithms for mono-camera driver assistance systems target vehicle active safety applications such as lane departure warning, vehicle detection, pedestrian detection, intelligent headlight control and traffic sign recognition.
About the MIPS32 1004K CPS
The 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS) is the industry's first multi-threaded multiprocessor IP core. Incorporating multi-threading in each core in a coherent multi-core architecture enables the 1004K multiprocessor to surpass the performance of multi-core systems based on single-threaded processor cores. This performance boost essentially is "free" in both hardware and software, as the additional hardware threads in the cores are minimal in size relative to a typical SoC design, and multi-threading makes use of the same Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) versions of operating systems and software programming models as coherent multi-core platforms. Leveraging the multi-threading capability, the 1004K CPS achieves over 2.9 Coremark/MHz per core, putting it among the highest scores available in the database of tested cores on the Coremark.org website. Couple this performance with the small size and low-power implementation, and the 1004K series provides one of the most performance/power efficient solutions in the industry.
About Mobileye N.V.
Mobileye N.V. is headquartered in The Netherlands, with R&D facilities in Israel and offices in the U.S., Cyprus and Japan. Mobileye is a technological leader in the area of advanced image sensing and processing technology for automotive applications, with a product offering covering the entire range of vision applications. Mobileye's unique monocular vision platform works as a third eye to help drivers improve safety and avoid accidents, and revolutionizes the way we drive. Mobileye's products containing proprietary software algorithms bundled on the EyeQ(TM) system-on-chip have been integrated into BMW, GM, Volvo and Yulon Motors (Nissan) models since 2007. For more information, visit: www.mobileye.com.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc.is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the world's most popular products for the home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets. These include broadband devices from Linksys, DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony, DVD recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.