• Smart technology for 
    AUTONOMOUS 
    VEHICLES

    IP-cores for ADAS systems, image sensors 

    and in-car transmission

intopix-powered Automotive Solutions
New automotive Challenges
intoPIX automotive solutions overview
Ultimate benefits of intoPIX solutions
the TICO-RAW Compression
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intoPIX-powered automotive solutions

The growing demand for building cost-effective and efficient Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is requiring a new class of compression IP-cores to simplify the imaging pipeline from the sensors to the processing unit. 

Incorporating the latest image sensor performances, running with an extremely low complexity, low latency and lossless image quality for multiple vision base algorithms, intoPIX TICO-RAW and TICO-XS IP-cores, are ideal to address these challenges.

Superior lightweight compression

IntoPIX compression codecs for sensors are the most reliable on the market 



Bandwidth efficient connectivity

Leveraging ethernet cables, ethernet PHY and other technologies.



The challenges of the automotive industry

For autonomous driving, multiple sensors are combined and their data transmitted to a so-called ECU (Electronic central unit) in which the data from the sensors are jointly analyzed and related actions calculated. Data from these sensors need to be processed with maximum responsiveness, therefore implying a very low latency along the whole dataflow.

       

In terms of implementation and given the number of sensors, power consumption needs to be constrained as much as possible. The cabling inside the car is critical. High-resolution cameras and limited interface bandwidths require compression to reduce the bandwidth during live transmission and/or aggregating multiple sensor streams on one port/cable.

       

The in-car transmission - or infotainment - is a collection of hardware and software in automobiles that provides audio or video entertainment as automotive navigation systems, video players, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Carputers, in-car internet, and WiFi.

Automotive always requires more cameras that generate an incredible amount of data and thus heavier bandwidth. 

Our objective with the RAW compression is to avoid the multiplication of heavy cables that would imply extra cost, extra space requirement and extra power consumption.

Furthermore, in this kind of extremely sensitive use, we cannot afford to neglect the latency; the slightest delay could have catastrophic consequences.


​intoPIX automotive solutions overview

TICO-RAW for automotive sensors

Our TICO-RAW 8K solutions enable to optimize RAW capture, transfer, storage and editing at the speed of light.  Low power in camera, it enables to capture, store and stream RAW Bayer (CFA) at the size and bandwidth of a regular JPEG file. Our cores (encoder/decoder) support up to 8K (or beyond), at 60 fps (or beyond), handling RGGB raw from 8 to 16bit. Our decoding software libraries target x86-64 CPU (from Intel or AMD) & Nvidia GPUs with unbelievable performances! 


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TICO-XS 

The ultimate benefits of intoPIX automotive solutions

TICO-RAW TICO-XS
 Extremely low latency
 Lower bandwidth
 Reduced cost and power consumption
 High resolution supported
 Compliant with MIPI interfaces
 Less interfaces

TICO-RAW compression 

With a TICO-RAW compression at 4:1 for example, it will use 4x less bandwidth or support 4x more resolution on same bandwidth, same number of MIPI lane, or transport 4x more sensors on the same wire.

< 2.5 Gbps 
 < 5 Gbps
 < 10 Gbps
Format Fps 8 bit 10 bit 12 bit 14 bit 16 bit
 1MP/720p30 0.22 0.280.33 0.39 0.44 
 1MP/720p 600.440.55 0.66 0.77 0.88 
 2MP/1080p 30 0.50 0.620.75 0.87 1.00 
 2MP/1080p 60 1.001.24 1.49 1.74 1.99 
 4MP30  0.91 1.13 1.361.59 1.81 
 4MP 60 1.812.27 2.72 3.1 3.63 
 4K UltraHD 301.99 2.492.99 3.48 3.98 
 4K UltraHD 603.984.98 5.97 6.97 7.96 
 10MP 30 2.262.83 3.40 3.96 4.53 
 10MP 604.535.66 6.79 7.93 9. 06
Format Fps 8 bit 10 bit 12 bit 14 bit 16 bit
 1MP/720p30 0.06 0.070.08 0.10 0.11 
 1MP/720p 600.110.14 0.17 0.19 0.22 
 2MP/1080p 30 0.12 0.160.19 0.22 0.25 
 2MP/1080p 60 0.250.31 0.37 0.44 0.50 
 4MP30  0.23 0.28 0.340.40 0.45 
 4MP 60 0.450.57 0.68 0.78 0.91
 4K UltraHD 300.25 0.620.75 0.87 1.00
 4K UltraHD 60 1.001.251.491.741.99
 10MP 300.570.710.850.991.13
 10MP 601.131.411.701.98 2.27

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