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Extensible Processing Units (XPUs) as Enablers of the High-Performance Low-Power Embedded Market

Project description

More powerful processor units for self-driving cars

By 2024, more than 1.5 million cars in Europe will be conditionally automated, allowing drivers to turn their attention away from the road by handing over control to the system. This is classified as Level 3 automation – a precursor to self-driving vehicles (Level 5). Fully autonomous cars (with performance equal to that of a human driver) require substantially high processing power that is not currently available with today’s microprocessors, which are either high-performance but not power efficient, or low-power but unable to reach top performance. The EU-funded XPU project will develop a modular architecture solution to reach high performance at low power. The aim is to strike a balance between performance, security and power consumption.

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Joan Obiols 15 Planta 5 Puerta 2
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000