Autonomous vehicles rare relying on split second decisions powered by enormous amounts of data. To quickly analyze this data, higher bandwidth memory and storage solutions are required, and Micron is offering its products to the autonomous car industry.
The company is already deploying automotive-grade low-power DDR (LPDDR) memories to multiple automotive customers. Micron announced today that it has commenced shipping LPDDR4x, running at 4266 megatransfers per second (MT/s) - the highest speed grade permitted by the LPDDR4 specification - to key chipset partners. This technology can enable overall system bandwidths of up to 100GB/s and provides a foundation for the next-generation of autonomous vehicle design.
Micron is also olanning to deliver high-bandwidth GDDR6 memory solutions for the automotive market. Graphics memory (GDDR) is a high-performing memory commonly found today in gaming, graphics and virtual reality applications. Micron plans to leverage its strength in graphics memory to provide the highest bandwidth solutions designed to meet stringent auto qualifications. The company is engaged with automotive partners to enable GDDR technologies that will meet the needs of level 4/5 - full autonomy - and beyond.
While cloud connectivity in modern vehicles creates new service opportunities, it also creates security management challenges and vulnerability concerns.
Micron is extending the value of its hardware-based Authenta security solution by showcasing at the MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS (MWC) AMERICAS the capability to secure boot a system based completely on Authenta-enabled memory. The technology will provide a level of protection for the lowest layers of device software in automotive ECUs, starting with a secure boot process.
At MWC, the company announced that it plans to make Authenta software and hardware development kits available to general automotive and IoT customers by the end of the year.