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NVIDIA's new Ampere architecture will power its Drive platform

By Kenny Yeo - on 15 May 2020, 1:33am

NVIDIA's new Ampere architecture will power its Drive platform

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NVIDIA earlier announced its new Ampere architecture, and now, this new architecture will come to the company's Drive platform.

Specifically, Ampere will be used in the company's latest Drive AGX Orin platform, which was announced late last year.

During the "kitchen keynote", NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang calls Orin a programmable and scalable platform.

It can be used in windscreen-mounted ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) 5W platforms all the way up to a fully autonomous SAE level 5 car that requires 800W platforms, and everything else in between.

In its full configuration, which NVIDIA says can powered robotaxis, the platform will consist of 2 Orin SoCs, 2 Ampere GPUs, and be capable of 2000 TOPs.

It can also be used to provide autopilot features to cars in what it calls an L2+ platform. In this guise, the platform has a power envelope of 45W and can offer up to 200 TOPs of performance.

NVIDIA didn't reveal when we could see Drive AGX Orin in action but they did say that they are currently working with some of the biggest names in automotive and mobility industry including Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Uber, Didi Chuxing, and many more.

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