To help automakers, suppliers and automotive vehicle researchers speed autonomous vehicle development by replacing a trunk full of cobbled-together equipment with a single interface device, Intrepid Control Systems, Inc. is introducing at CES 2019 its Autonomous ONE motherboard, an all-in-one data logger that integrates multiple inputs into a single open platform.
The device will link together many components of autonomous technology, including the autonomous CPU (CPU Card), GPS/GNSS and connectors for multiple types of sensors including cameras, radar, LiDAR and other inputs.
This motherboard works with all autonomous CPUs that support PCIe, MIPI camera inputs and Ethernet. Autonomous ONE can be configured to hold up to 54 Automotive Ethernet ports, 48 CAN/CAN FD channels and 64 Terabytes of storage using PCIe 2.0 slots with NVMe SSD.
High-speed SerDes (serializer/deserializer) camera interfaces are supported for the direct camera or sensor connection with a capacity up to 28 cameras, like the FPD-Link III from Texas Instruments or the GMSL from Maxim Integrated.
In addition to being an affordable, all-in-one vehicle interface, Autonomous ONE can also be used for automatic and manual remote download, control and monitoring of data through a Wireless 4G/5G or 60 GHz WiGig connection.
The Autonomous ONE motherboard will be available at the end of 2019.