Allwinner T-series processors such as Allwinner T2 are designed for the transportation / automotive market for products like smart rear-view mirrors, infotainment systems, and navigation systems.
While the company’s offered wide-temperature range support, AFAIK they did not have a part that had an actual automotive certification so far. This changes with their Allwinner T7 processor which is said to be the first Chinese processor achieving AEC-Q100 Grade 3 qualification.
AEC-Q100 is a “failure mechanism based stress test qualification for integrated circuits” brought out by the Automotive Electronics Council. The chip must pass various tests within their specified temperature range (grade):
- Grade 0: -40°C to +150°C ambient operating temperature range
- Grade 1: -40°C to +125°C ambient operating temperature range
- Grade 2: -40°C to +105°C ambient operating temperature range
- Grade 3: -40°C to +85°C ambient operating temperature range
- Grade 4: 0°C to +70°C ambient operating temperature range
The Android 7.1 and Linux SDK are now available, and QNX real-time operating system will be released by the end of August. The processor is ideal for smart dashboard, infotainment systems, digital instruments, 360° camera systems, ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems), DMS (Driver Monitoring Systems), and more.
Allwinner T7 will at first be found in cars sold in mainland China, and for example Allwinner T3 was found in some Cadillac models. You’ll find more details in Chinese in Gasgoo.com article.
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