Electronics and Semiconductors

CoreAVI enables freedom of choice and scalability for safe systems designs through newly ratified Vulkan SC API

02 March 2022

CoreAVI, a developer of functionally safe software stacks for embedded applications, has announced that the Vulkan SC API from The Khronos Group has been ratified, allowing CoreAVI to enable standards-based implementations across the broadest range of silicon platforms in the ecosystem. This ratification enables maximum freedom of choice for developers of safety critical systems, regardless of industry segment or industry vertical. As the chair of Khronos’ Vulkan Safety Critical Working Group, CoreAVI continues to work toward driving forward new standards to support true safety critical compute capabilities using graphics processors.

CoreAVI’s VkCore SC, which is aligned with the Vulkan SC API, is the foundation of CoreAVI’s Platforms for Safety Critical Applications, and addresses the needs of safe graphics and compute applications across all market verticals. The newly ratified Vulkan SC API provides an open standard for safe software development and deployment and allows CoreAVI to become the first vendor to offer unparalleled levels of scalability and reuse for software deployments for safety critical systems such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, autonomous systems and more. The ratified Vulkan SC API allows CoreAVI’s customers to significantly improve time to safety and return on investment throughout the supply chain, while enabling freedom of choice and scalability for developers of safety critical systems regardless of industry segment or vertical.

“As we transition to an autonomous world and the challenge of developing safety-critical systems only becomes more complex, the implementation of open standards for safety-critical applications becomes critical to success,” said Damian Fozard, CEO at CoreAVI. “We’re excited that the newly ratified Vulkan SC API provides an open standard for safe software development and allows our customers the freedom and scalability they need to deploy safety critical systems across all industry verticals in ways that were previously unachievable.”

“Basemark is pleased to support the ratification of the new Vulkan SC standard," said Tero Sarkkinen, founder and CEO at Basemark. “We already have collaborated with CoreAVI in demonstrating ISO 26262 compliant digital instrument clusters and now we’re very much looking forward to further collaborations with CoreAVI on Vulkan SC as it enables not only graphics, but also fast and safe compute that is a building block for next generation autonomous drive and ADAS functions in automotive.”

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