From sensors to cockpit
ARM processors can power the smallest, lowest-cost ultrasonic parking sensors through to server-class compute hardware that enables automated driving.
Minimum heat, maximum range
Every watt of electrical power used in a car contributes to CO2 emissions and reduced fuel economy. In a fully-electric car, lower-power electronics directly increase the driving range.
The base for robust security
Cyber-attacks on cars are a new but disconcerting trend, compounded by the fact that there are multiple points of possible attack. Robust electronics security is vital.
Safe, reliable electronics
All of ARM's automotive-applicable IP is available with a comprehensive functional safety package that accelerates the safety aspects of a complete chip design.
Automotive engineers care about two key aspects of energy consumption: Heat and thermal management.
Cars must operate reliably in extremely hot environments, but engineers often cannot take advantage of costly heat-management technology.
The growing move to electrification means that electrical energy—for both hybrid and fully electric cars—has a much clearer and direct impact on driving range and CO2 emissions.
ARM’s low-power heritage and continued focus on the best possible performance per watt are crucial elements to harness when designing to such constraints.
Smoothing the path to right-sized functional safety support
Because faults and failures in automotive systems might be life-threatening, initial uses of ARM processors in vehicles have improved safety in areas such as anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and airbags.
Standards and processes were developed to ensure that the electronics in safety systems can detect when faults occur so that systems can be shut down or disabled safely.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and automated driving means that these systems must now be both safe and reliable.
ARM has been at the forefront of developing processor and on-chip interconnect technology that supports Functional Safety with the ISO 26262 international standard.