Electrification and Vehicle Networking


Through the adaptable architecture of the XA Zynq®-7000 and Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC platforms, our customers are able to build secure, high bandwidth, customized networks that fit the specific architectural requirements of their system – and quickly iterate over time as those networks evolve. Customers can also leverage post-deployment breach mitigation with over-the-air hardware updates, giving them the ability to future-proof their systems.

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Market Opportunity for Electric Vehicles



Market opportunity for electric vehicle batteries expected
by 2025
(ABI Research)


Hybrid electric and fully electric vehicle units produced
by 2026
(Strategy Analytics)


Semiconductor demand across all HEV/EV segments
through 2026



Silicon Carbide (SiC) has emerged as a more efficient transistor in its ability to reduce weight and drive vehicle motors faster. Because SiC transistors must be driven even faster than previous generations, latency becomes increasingly important. The XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC platform contains optimized Programmable Logic (PL) hardware pipelines to provide the lowest latency, paired with a processing system that runs software to control the hardware pipelines and adapts them to the workloads.

Electrification block diagrams

Xilinx focus areas in Electrification:

Electric Vehicle Management ECU
- Vehicle dynamics and predictive maintenance can be accelerated using the low latency AI processing capabilities in the XA Zynq-7000 and XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC platforms
- Flexible PL hardware pipelines can handle multiple protocols which must be processed simultaneously to handle complex vehicle communications and act in real time upon critical data

On-board Charger, Battery Management Systems and EV Motor Drive Control
- Increasing use of AI and hardware acceleration to drive model-based algorithms to adapt to the behavior of the underlying hardware in real time utilizing hardware accelerators tightly-coupled with application software
- The PL provides unique and flexible ways to reduce EMI and minimize losses and generate an IO map tuned to the specific platform

Xilinx advantages in SiC-based Motor Control:

Implement high-speed inverter motor control loops
- Ultra-fast control (ns) achieves higher switching frequencies

Implement sub-control loop compensations
- Active current filtering for EMI reduction to minimize losses

Perform precision tuning at individual IO level
- Minimize jitter and provide overcurrent protection

Greater flexibility to optimize
- Implement real-time critical functions in flexible PL architecture

communication paths for sensor and radar

Secure Gateway


Xilinx advantages in Secure Gateway:

- Ability to update hardware using over-the-air (OTA) capabilities, including safety algorithms for post-deployment breach mitigation
- Future proof for emerging security threats
- Evolve neural network implementations over time
- Anti-tamper
- Secure boot
- Encryption
- Authentication
- Virtually unlimited bus/protocols support
- Low latency/high parallelism
- Packet inspection/filtering/firewalling capabilities

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