Image Signal Processing for ADAS and Display Applications
Arm Mali-C78AE builds on the high-performance capabilities of the Mali-C71AE ISP, combined with the class-leading image quality performance seen in Mali-C52 for IoT. It’s designed for use in automotive ADAS and display applications that share cameras for both functions.
Features and Benefits
Up to 4 real-time, or 16 camera streams from memory. Simultaneous inputs from a mix of sensor and CFA types.
Image quality enhancements for display, providing high-quality outputs from sensors developed for machine vision applications.
Real-time hardware safety features for ADAS and HMI applications, with every pixel tagged for reliability.
Safety features that meet ASIL B/SIL 2 diagnostic requirements and ASIL D/SIL 3 for the avoidance of systematic failure.
24-bit dynamic range processing with independent dynamic range management for optimum display or CV outputs.
Scaled outputs, region-of-interest crops and planar histograms, supporting advanced CV applications.
The Mali-C78AE image signal processor is intended for use in multi-camera vision systems supporting a combination of computer vision functions and display outputs to the driver for a variety of automotive applications, including autonomous vehicles.
Built on the class-leading Mali-C71AE ISP and designed to support the use of Red/Yellow/Yellow/Cyan color filter array sensor types commonly used in machine vision, but where high-quality display to the driver is also required for synthesised top-down surround view.
The Mali-C78AE ISP includes:
- Enhancements to the Iridix™ local tone mapping function
- Enhancements to the Sinter® spatial noise reduction function
- Addition of Chroma Noise Reduction
- Addition of Purple Fringe correction
Providing unrivalled image quality when used in ADAS use cases, including four-camera surround view.
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Explore Products and Technologies
With the flexibility to run different workloads concurrently and a 30% performance uplift compared to its predecessor, Cortex-A78AE offers the scalable, heterogeneous compute required for complex automated driving and industrial autonomous systems.
Mali-G78AE is a highly scalable GPU that enables configurable workload separation and virtualization. Mali-G78AE is designed to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 safety standards for industrial and automotive applications respectively, and is ASIL B SIL-2 safety-capable.
As an advanced high-performance ISP, Mali-C71AE delivers key visual information to both computer vision (CV) systems and human display for clear and convenient viewing. Mali-C71AE is the first Arm ISP with built-in features for functional safety.
The Mali-C52 ISP provides class-leading high dynamic range (HDR) image quality and high real-time precision for a variety of IoT and embedded applications, such as smart home devices, security cameras, and high-end drones.
A Foundation of Silicon Success
Arm Compression Technology
The Arm Frame Buffer Compression (AFBC) is a lossless image compression protocol and format that addresses the difficulty of creating increasingly complex designs within the thermal limit of a mobile device.
The Arm Safety Ready portfolio consists of IP supported by safety packages and development tools and solutions for functional safety. This reduces risk and accelerates time to market for safety-critical applications.
Everything you need to know to make the right decision for your project. Includes technical documentation, industry insights, and where to go for expert advice.
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