The era of artificial intelligence-enabled autonomous vehicles is rapidly approaching. Numerous articles and papers have been written about the many technical challenges that need to be solved to achieve consistent functionality, performance, safety and dependability in autonomous vehicles. After these operational issues are addressed, the next challenge will be achieving reliability and durability for years of service under harsh automotive conditions for the advanced electronics technology that autonomous vehicles require.
The technologies currently available to or being developed for the automotive industry are staggering. With these advancements comes the need to examine the types of processing units appropriate to power the autonomous vehicle electronics functionality.
Personal computing GPUs raise reliability questions in automotive applications - As automotive applications adopt GPU technologies originally designed for personal computing, PCB reliability is being closely scrutinized. This webinar explores the impact of using GPU technology in automotive applications like deep learning, vision and safety systems, focusing on: advances in semiconductor scaling and component packages, board level reliability concerns, and differences in reliability requirements between consumer and automotive applications.
IC components are finding their way into every major electronics application, across various industries and product categories. For the semiconductor industry, the major focus has been to keep up with Moore’s law and deliver on power, performance, area and cost (PPAC). Emerging market segments such as autonomous vehicles, IoT, AI-machine learning, data centers, cloud computing, medical, and high performance industrial applications use chips manufactured in advanced process nodes, subjected to higher utilization, and require reliable operation for 10-15 years.
A major issue facing the military in the utilization of a lithium ion battery renewable energy source is to develop solutions for the logistical problems associated with self discharge of rechargeable batteries while in storage aboard amphibious vehicles, Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) ships, and at ground-based storage facilities. A second issue is having a methodology for rapidly and cost effectively determining the state of health (SOH) of a large number of batteries during storage.
Industry thought leaders speaking at the 2017 Design for Reliability Conference include Automotive expert Meg Novacek, previously with Fiat Chrysler Automotive, who will examine the Top 3 Reliability Challenges Facing Autonomous Vehicles; reliability expert Vincent Doan of WD/HGST who will discuss Implementing Physics of Failure (PoF) at Box-Level; and Lloyd Condra, who recently joined DfR Solutions after retiring from Boeing as a Technical Fellow, will cover Reliable Implementation of COTS Parts and Assemblies into Aerospace Systems.