Como, 11-th October, 2018. Ingolstadt-based AUDI Electronics Venture, AEV, will evaluate the QCM Chip (or Complexity Chip) for a range of applications. The chip is based on FPGA technology and has been developed jointly by Ontonix and SAIC in the framework of a project funded by the US Department of Defense Executive Agent for Printed Circuit Board and Interconnect Technology and the NSWC (Naval Surface Warfare Center). Each chip is delivered with a specific board - Digilent ZedBoard - which includes a microprocessor that manages all data Input/Output as well the chip itself.
“The chip constitutes the heart of an Intelligent Black Box - a device that can be mounted on cars, aircraft, submarines or on any mission-critical piece of equipment, and deliver early warning signals of imminent systemic malfunctions”, said Dr. J. Marczyk, the founder and President of Ontonix. “We are proud of the fact that AUDI, a leading manufacturer of luxury vehicles with whom we cooperate since nearly a decade, will evaluate the chip in various fields” he continued. “As the software and electronics on modern cars is rapidly becoming highly complex, this complexity can cause malfunctions which may impact safety. Monitoring it in real time not only indicates which sub-systems are the drivers of complexity, it also makes it possible to anticipate breakdowns, indicating potential causes. Monitoring the complexity on a fleet of cars will deliver knowledge that can be useful in the design of future software and electronics architectures in that complexity itself will become a proper design attribute. ” he concluded.
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