The next-generation SOC from NVIDIA has finally made its public appearance, and it’s based on next-gen ARM Grace CPU & Ampere Next GPU cores. The new Atlan SOC is focused on Autonomous Vehicles and several other products. The company acclaims its Atlan SOC to have even more advanced and next-gen IPs than ever before.
According to sources, the SOC is powered with NVIDIA’s custom-designed Grace ARM cores and Ampere Next GPU cores. It consists of a brand-new Grace CPU, a custom design by NVIDIA based on ARM architecture.
NVIDIA’s Grace CPU will run alongside a fast LPDDR5x memory subsystem that delivers more than 2x the bandwidth uplift and 10x the energy efficiency compared to LPDDR4x memory. The GPU, on the other hand, will be powered by the much-talked successor to NVIDIA’s Ampere GPU, which is expected to be known as Ada Lovelace.
Coming to performance, we know that the Atlan SOC will deliver up to 1000 TOPs on a singular chip and also offer 300 Gbps networking with a secure gateway. According to sources, NVIDIA’s Drive Atlan will be getting ASIL-D Safety Island capabilities, which will provide it with a 4x gain over the previous generation by leveraging NVIDIA’s latest GPU architecture, new Arm CPU cores, and deep learning and computer vision accelerators.
The CPU’s new platform architecture is said to pack ample compute horsepower for the diverse deep neural networks that will power future AI vehicles. It’s expected to extend the safety and reliability of the NVIDIA DRIVE platform for future vehicle generations. NVIDIA DRIVE Orin vehicle production timelines start in 2022, and Atlan will follow, sampling in 2023 and slated for 2025 production vehicles.