aiMotive’s aiWare4 Neural Processing Unit achieves ASIL B certification

The aiWare4 Neural Processing Unit (NPU) by artificial intelligence solutions specialist aiMotive has achieved ISO 26262 ASIL B certification, with the company stating it is the first ASIL B-certified NPU IP in the industry globally.

The successful ASIL B certification – carried out by assessor TÜV Nord – is stated to highlight “the exceptional quality and safety standards of the aiWare4” in addition to proving that the componentry is reliable for use cases within the automotive industry and meets the requirements of L2-L4 automotive-grade AI inference. The aiWare4 software has also been developed to comply with ASIL B standards.

With both hardware and software in compliance, aiWare aims to make the integration process easier for customers, as well as helping users meet rigorous safety demands set out by the sector.

“We are extremely proud to have achieved ASIL B certification for our aiWare4 NPU,” said Márton Fehér, senior vice president of hardware, aiMotive.

“This certification highlights our commitment to safety and reinforces our position as a trusted partner for automotive manufacturers in their journey toward automated driving. With aiWare4, we provide a scalable and efficient AI inference solution that meets the demanding needs of the automotive industry.”

“ASIL B compliance is an essential requirement for our customers’ automated driving systems,” added Young Jun Yoo, vice president of the automotive business unit, Nextchip, a fabless semiconductor company using the aiWare4 IP.

“Thanks to aiMotive’s relentless pursuit of ASIL B compliance for aiWare4, customers of our Apache6 automotive SoCs can achieve full safety compliance with minimum resources and cost.”