The Mali-C71 is ARM's first ISP for the automotive market
Yesterday, ARM unveiled a new Mali chip. This time, we are not talking about a hardware part for smartphones or tablets, but the company's first image signal processor designed specifically for the automotive industry.
ARM Mali-C71 comes as the first result of last year purchase that added imaging and embedded computer vision company Apical and its assets to ARM's portfolio. Mali-C71 is a software-controlled hardware block that can deliver up to 1.2 Gpixel/s, being able to interface with up to four cameras. The image bit streams produced can be used to drive a display, but can also provide data to an artificial intelligence-powered system to enable motion estimation and object recognition.
According to ARM, the Mali-C71 has been designed with functional safety in mind, being compliant with ASIL D / ISO 26262 and SIL3 / IEC 61508. This chip comes with over 300 fault detection circuits, built-in self-test, cyclic redundancy checking, and more.