Automotive Industry Revolutionized with RISC-V AUTOSAR Software Innovations by Andes and Vector Propel

    Andes Technology Corporation and Vector Collaborate to Advance Automotive Software Solutions with RISC-V Architecture

    In an exciting collaboration, Andes Technology Corporation and Vector, two industry leaders, have joined forces to accelerate automotive software solutions using the RISC-V architecture. Andes Technology, a renowned supplier of high-efficiency, low-power 32/64-bit RISC-V processors and a Founding Premier member of RISC-V International, along with Vector, a specialist in software and automotive electronics development, aim to integrate their expertise to create innovative solutions for the automotive industry.

    Andes Technology has been at the forefront of the automotive market with its ISO-26262 compliant core N25F-SE, setting the standard for safety-enhanced processors. Their rich FuSa processor roadmap includes the DSP-enabled D25F-SE, the compact and secure D23-SE, the high-performance D45-SE, and the ADAS-capable 60-SE Series. With their cutting-edge RISC-V CPU architecture, AndesCore™ brings flexibility, scalability, exceptional performance, energy efficiency, and safety to meet the specific requirements of various automotive applications.

    Vector, on the other hand, is a leading provider of AUTOSAR software, which is a standardized software framework and open E/E system architecture for intelligent mobility. As a Premium Partner Plus (PP+), Vector plays a significant role in the development of AUTOSAR and ensures its performance in future ECU development, including Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV).

    Both companies recognize the importance of incorporating fast-growing E/E and AI technologies in the automotive industry. RISC-V, as the emerging computing architecture, offers great potential across various segments from edge to cloud. This collaboration between Andes and Vector aims to drive innovation and overcome the challenges faced by automotive applications.

    Josef Nöbauer, Senior Manager and Head of Embedded SW Product Development for the “Semiconductor Platforms and MCAL” at Vector Informatik, expressed excitement about the collaboration. He stated that combining Vector’s AUTOSAR software expertise with Andes’ advanced RISC-V processors would enable the creation of state-of-the-art, safe, and efficient systems that can thrive in the dynamic automotive landscape.

    Andes Technology is a publicly-listed company and a leading supplier of high-performance, low-power 32/64-bit embedded processor IP solutions. With their V5 RISC-V CPU families, Andes offers a wide range of cores with various capabilities, including DSP, FPU, Vector, Linux, superscalar, functional safety, and multi/many-core features. By the end of 2022, Andes-Embedded™ SoCs’ cumulative volume exceeded 12 billion.

    Vector, headquartered in Germany, has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers since 1988. They provide software tools and embedded components for electronic systems development and networking. With subsidiaries worldwide, Vector empowers engineers and software developers to simplify and manage complex subjects in the automotive industry.

    The collaboration between Andes Technology Corporation and Vector signifies a significant step towards the future of automotive software solutions. By leveraging the RISC-V architecture and combining their expertise, these industry leaders will drive innovation, enhance efficiency, and meet the evolving demands of the automotive industry.

    This article was originally published on GLOBE NEWSWIRE on November 06, 2023.

    Hsiao-Ling Lin
    Marcom Manager, Andes Technology Corp.

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