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.

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Features and Benefits

Multicamera Support

Up to 4 real-time, or 16 camera streams from memory. Simultaneous inputs from a mix of sensor and CFA types.

Advanced Image Processing

Image quality enhancements for display, providing high-quality outputs from sensors developed for machine vision applications.

Every Pixel Reliable

Real-time hardware safety features for ADAS and HMI applications, with every pixel tagged for reliability.

Robust Safety Capabilities

Safety features that meet ASIL B/SIL 2 diagnostic requirements and ASIL D/SIL 3 for the avoidance of systematic failure.

Dynamic Range Management

24-bit dynamic range processing with independent dynamic range management for optimum display or camera vision outputs.

Computer Vision Processing

Scaled outputs, region-of-interest crops and planar histograms, supporting advanced computer vision applications.

Automotive Applications

The Mali-C78AE image signal processor is intended for use in multicamera vision systems, supporting a combination of computer vision functions and display outputs to the driver for a variety of automotive applications, including autonomous vehicles.

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Image Quality

Built on the class-leading Mali-C71AE ISP, the Mali-C78AE is designed to support the use of red/yellow/yellow/cyan color filter array sensor types. These are commonly used in machine vision and where a high-quality display to the driver is required for a synthesized 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.

It provides excellent image quality when used in ADAS applications, including four-camera surround view.

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Mali-C78AE Resources

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