SANTA CLARA, Calif. and KYOTO, Japan, Sept. 6, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global semiconductor supplier ROHM has partnered with China’s leading automotive-grade chip vendor, Semidrive Technology, to develop advanced technology We announced today that we have signed a contract. Partnership in the automotive field.
Since 2019, ROHM and Semidrive have been exchanging technologies, mainly focusing on application development for vehicle cockpits. As the first step, ROHM will provide a SemiDrive automotive SoC (X9 series) solution board equipped with ROHM’s PMIC as a solution.
SemiDrive’s latest automotive SoCs (X9 series) have already been adopted by many automakers to provide advanced features for cockpit and other vehicle applications. At the same time, ROHM’s SerDes IC achieves low power consumption by optimizing the video transmission rate, and ROHM’s PMIC not only integrates the power system and functions required for the SoC, but also improves power conversion efficiency and power conversion efficiency. Integrates fast response function. Reduce the number of components. By combining low-noise technology and compliance with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard, both products take full advantage of automotive SoC specifications and contribute to further energy savings, miniaturization and safety in automotive applications. Through this partnership, the two companies will continue to collaborate in a wide range of fields, including car infotainment, connectivity, ADAS, and autonomous driving, and contribute to technological innovation in the automotive field.
Maggie Qiu, CEO of Nanjing SemiDrive Technology Ltd.
As cars become smarter, so does the demand for car electronics and car components. We are very pleased to partner with ROHM, a world-famous semiconductor manufacturer. Together, we can develop domain controller solutions for digital cockpits that meet the demands of both the market and our customers. At the same time, we would like to continue to expand and deepen our partnership with ROHM.
ROHM Co., Ltd. Managing Executive Officer CSO Kazuhide Ino
We are pleased to partner with SemiDrive, which has extensive experience in automotive SoCs. As ADAS evolves and cockpits become more feature-rich, the performance of automotive cameras and video transmission technology must improve, increasing the role of semiconductors such as SerDes ICs. Going forward, we will continue to deepen exchanges with SemiDrive and provide solutions that combine peripheral components to accelerate the development of a wide range of products that utilize ROHM’s cutting-edge technology that can contribute to the further evolution of electric vehicles.
SemiDrive’s X9H solution board with ROHM products
In addition to SemiDrive’s cockpit SoC X9H, a solution board equipped with memory, audio I/F, Ethernet port, communication module, ROHM’s SerDes IC (for display/camera), and PMIC is available. This allows us to provide a cockpit solution that can project up to four screens.
Users can run multiple operating systems (OS) on a single X9H based on SemiDrive’s unique hardware virtualization support, and control CPU/GPU and other resources through the built-in hardware security management module. You can share access. At the same time, using pin-compatible products allows for rapid performance and application changes without circuit changes.
SemiDrive’s X9 series automotive SoCs
ROHM SerDes IC and PMIC
SerDes ICs that provide high-speed data transmission and PMICs that manage multiple power systems are increasingly used in cockpits and other vehicle applications. For more information, please see the following news release:
About semi-drive technology
Committed to providing high-performance and reliable automotive-grade chips for future smart travel, SemiDrive has become the first “four certifications in one” automotive-grade chip company. rice field. SemiDrive is ISO 26262 ASIL D highest functional safety process, AEC-Q100 reliability, ISO 26262 functional safety product and Commercial Crypto Product Certification in ChinaSemiDrive’s products and their solutions cover four major businesses: Intelligent e-Cockpit, Autopilot, Central Gateway, and High-Performance MCU, destined for each core application scenario of future intelligent vehicles. SemiDrive has achieved mass production of automotive-grade chips, serving more than 260 customers, covering his more than 80% of Chinese automakers. For more information, please visit the SemiDrive website: https://www.semidrive.com
About ROHM Co., Ltd.
Established in 1958, ROHM is a leading manufacturer of semiconductors and electronic components. ROHM supplies ICs, discretes, and electronic components of superior quality and reliability through a global sales and development network, from the automotive and industrial equipment markets to the consumer and communications sectors. With strengths in the analog and power markets, we propose optimal solutions for entire systems that combine peripheral components (transistors, diodes, resistors, etc.) and the latest SiC power devices, and drive drives that maximize their performance. Suggest IC. For more information, please visit ROHM’s website: https://www.rohm.com
- SerDes IC: A general term for ICs used in pairs to convert communication methods for the purpose of high-speed data transmission. A serializer converts data into a form that can be transmitted quickly and easily (parallel-to-serial data), and a deserializer converts the transmitted data back into its original form (serial-to-parallel data).
- PMIC (Power Management IC): An IC that has multiple power systems, power management, and sequence control functions on a single chip. Multiple power systems in both automotive and consumer sectors by significantly reducing space and development burden compared to traditional circuit configurations using individual components (i.e. DC/DC, LDO, discrete) It’s becoming more common in applications that use it.
Semi Drive / ROHM Partnership Ceremony
New solution board for ROHM and semi-drive