May 13, 2022

Black Sesame Technologies’ A1000 chip to begin mass production this year

(Source: Black Sesame Technologies)

Chinese semiconductor maker Black Sesame Technologies announced on Monday that its Huashan-2 A1000 autonomous driving chip has reached full maturity in terms of functional safety, information security and reliability, and will start mass production this year.

With the rapid development of the new energy smart vehicle industry, self-driving functions have gradually become the norm for new electric vehicle models. Vehicle-standard chips will become the basis for achieving widespread autonomous driving. There are many thresholds for chips to reach mass production, including building reliable chip products, developing mature software systems, and meeting vehicle standards.

Black Sesame Technologies spent three years developing its Huashan series of self-driving chips. Huashan chips have completed verification of major operating systems in the industry, including Linux, QNX, RT-Thread and Windriver.

Shanhai’s AI development platform, independently developed by Black Sesame Technologies, fully exploits the advantages of A1000’s multi-dimensional neural network accelerator, enabling the transmission of over 4,000 frames per second.

The company’s Shanhai platform has more than 50 AI reference models to reduce the threshold for developing algorithms. It supports multi-core dynamic task allocation and customer-defined operator development, and provides an easy-to-use toolchain development kit and application support.

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In addition, Black Sesame Technologies provides a large number of sample codes suitable for different autonomous driving functions and scenarios, supporting rapid mass production solutions for customers.