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The world’s first Full-System Simulation tool to revolutionize software programming in autonomous driving, aviation, embedded vision and further highly innovative applications

Project description

A revolutionary path for software programming

Intelligent technologies such as augmented reality or drones are increasingly becoming the norm in people’s lives. Existing software models are just not enough to keep up with intelligent technologies like autonomous cars. To solve this problem, the EU-funded FuSy project offers a programming tool called SLX. This multicore development tool provides software execution insights into hardware and software interdependencies that allows for code architecting and refactoring to achieve optimal utilisation of all used acceleration engines on multicore systems. It will be upgraded and adapted for the automotive application first, and later for embedded vision, aviation and defence.

Objective

Intelligent technologies such as autonomous cars, augmented reality or drones will soon become an integral part of our everyday lives and revolutionize many areas of our economy and industry. However, the technology community currently working on the development of these products is facing a substantial problem: the dramatic gap between hardware and software development. While the necessary, highly-performant hardware - in particular multicore processors (a processor with several cores) - is currently available to design these new technologies, an important hurdle persists in programming the software to be run on hardware platforms with increasingly numerous, complex and heterogeneous components. Since no tool exists that simulates the whole functioning of such platforms, users have no insight in advance of the processors’ utilization, which often leads to a system overload and instability. Currently, users must rely on e.g. laborious manual methods or unrealistic model-based tools. The FuSy project offers the solution: SLX, the first programming tool with full-system simulation function, which gives, in an automated process, unprecedented system insights into the behavior of multiple applications running simultaneously on complex hardware platforms. SLX allows to optimally use the existing hardware and computing power and automates tasks that take months with state-of-the-art methods into a few hours. SLX was introduced as a tool suite by company Silexica in 2015 in the wireless baseband and 5G industries. Now, within the FuSy project, it must be upgraded into a full-system simulation tool and its automotive application adapted. Silexica plans a step-by-step introduction into its target markets of automotive, embedded vision and aviation and defense - a TAM currently estimated at €810bn. With help of the SME funding, Silexica expects to reach, mainly via licenses sales, a turnover of €36.3M (of it €34.9M with FuSy) and a staff count of 210 employees by 2024.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2

Coordinator

SILEXICA GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 989 197,00
Address
LICHTSTRASSE 25
50825 KOLN
Germany

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 2 841 711,25