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Based on its recent analysis of the automotive programmable logic devices (PLDs) market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Frost & Sullivan recognizes Xilinx with the 2016 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. With the region’s ADAS market expected to grow four-fold in revenue by 2020, Xilinx is uniquely positioned to cater to current and future market needs.

“The company has strong technical capabilities and a successful track record in multiple sensor applications that include radar, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), and camera systems, all of which give it an edge over competing system on chip (SoC) suppliers,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Arunprasad Nandakumar. “Xilinx’s Zynq UltraSCALE+ multiprocessor SoC (MPSoC), scores high on scalability, modularity, reliability, and quality.”

Through its integrated hardened ARM processor cores, flexible high bandwidth field-programmable gate array (FPGA) fabric, improved power management system, and processing performance, the Zynq UltraSCALE+ MPSoC provides industry-leading price/watt and price/performance ratings.

Xilinx adheres to self-defined standards that exceed industry requirements. Its FPGAs and PLDs are far ahead of the baseline defined by AEC-Q100, which is the standard stress test qualification requirement for electronic components used in automotive applications. In fact, Xilinx has introduced its own Beyond AEC-Q100 testing that characterizes its robust XA family of products.

The company’s unique functional safety architecture is also a key factor that makes Xilinx devices preferred for ADAS modules among global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Zynq UltraSCALE+ MPSoC has lock-step cores on the processor side, platform management unit (PMU), and a configuration security management unit (CSU). The PMU and CSU each have separate triple redundant processor cores and voter logic designed to ensure a functionally safe and secure silicon system.

“With more than a 60% global market share in automotive PLD applications, Xilinx is currently ahead of its competitors,” noted Nandakumar. “While its success is mainly backed by unit shipments to North American clients, and  European and Japanese Tier I and OEM customers shipping into the North American market, the diverse product portfolio and superior functional safety offerings from Xilinx position it best to further improve market share in North America. Xilinx is also aggressively catering to widespread market requirements through its scalable, modular products that truly meet the requirements of premium and volume manufacturing clients.”

In recognition of its strong product portfolio, which is aligned perfectly with the vision of automated driving, Xilinx receives the 2016 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award. Each year, this award is presented to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functionality, gaining rapid acceptance in the market. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the customer value enhancements it enables.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.

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