Samsung has unveiled three new automotive chips – the Exynos Auto T5123, the Exynos Auto V7, and the S2VPS01 power management IC (PMIC) for the Auto V series.

The Exynos Auto T5123 is a 3GPP Release 15 telematics control unit specifically designed to bring 5G connectivity, in both standalone and non-standalone mode, to the next generation of connected cars. It delivers essential information to the vehicle in real-time with download speeds of up to 5.1 gigabits per second. Through 5G, passengers can benefit from a variety of new in-vehicle services – including high-definition content streaming and video calls.

The Exynos Auto V7 is the latest addition to Samsung’s automotive processor lineup and has been designed for use in infotainment systems. It integrates eight 1.5 GHz Arm Cortex-A76 CPU cores, and 11 Arm Mali G76 GPU cores. The GPU comes in two separate groups, with three cores in the small domain for cluster display and AR-HUD, and eight in the larger domain for central information display and others.

This separation allows the GPU to support multiple systems simultaneously, bringing safer operations and preventing domain interference. The V7 chip is also equipped with an neural processing unit, which facilitates services such face, speech or gesture recognition features by processing visual and audio data. The Exynos Auto V7 is currently in mass production and is being used by Volkswagen in it’s In-Car Application-Server 3.1, developed by LG Electronics’ VS division, to power its next-generation infotainment system.

The S2VPS01 is a PMIC designed and developed for the Samsung’s Exynos Auto V9 and V7 chips. It works to regulate and rectify the flow of electrical power to enhancing the performance of in-vehicle infotainment systems. It is comprised of efficient triple/dual-phase buck converters, and integrates a low-dropout regulator and real-time clock. For protection against harsh thermal and electrical conditions, the power IC comes with various protection functions – including over voltage protection, under voltage protection, short circuit protection, over current protection, thermal shut down, clock monitoring, and output stuck checks.

S2VPS01 is the technology company’s first automotive solution produced under ISO 26262 certification, and achieved ASIL-B certification earlier in 2021.