NSITEXE Releases the First DFP Product “DR1000C”

NSITEXE, Inc., a group company of DENSO Corporation that develops and sells high-performance semiconductor IPs, has completed development of the DR1000C, the first data flow processor (DFP) product, and started selling the product today.

NSITEXE will exhibit the DR1000C at the 12th Automotive World — International Automotive Electronics Technology Expo to be held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) from Wednesday, January 15 to Friday, January 17, 2020 (booth No. A-435, within the booth of AUBASS Co., Ltd.). The exhibition booth will feature comprehensive solutions using semiconductor IPs, including a demonstration using a test chip and evaluation board equipped with a prototype DFP for automated driving and a cutting-edge design technology for parallel processing.

Since its establishment in September 2017, NSITEXE has been developing semiconductor IPs, which are key technologies for electronic systems of next-generation vehicles, ranging from automated driving to vehicle control.

The DR1000C is the world’s first RISC-V*1-based processor that meets the ASIL D safety requirement level of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for vehicles. Specifically, it is a parallel processor optimally designed to offload the intensive computing that vehicle control microcomputers will be required to perform, by means of a multithreading mechanism and vector instructions*2. By incorporating the DR1000C, vehicle control microcomputers can cope with advanced control algorithms such as model predictive control and meet ever tighter legal regulations.

The DR1000C is suitable not only for vehicle control microcomputers but also for various embedded systems such as industrial equipment including factory automation and sensor processing including radar. The development and evaluation status has been highly evaluated by semiconductor manufacturers in Japan and Europe.

NSITEXE remains committed to developing better technologies in the semiconductor field, which is indispensable for embedded systems including automotive systems.

For inquiries about this news release, use the contact form on NSITEXE’s website (https://nsitexe.com/en/).

*1 RISC-V is registered trademark of RISC-V Foundation.
*2 Vector extensions based on RISC-V “V” Vector Extension.