Stefano Lorenzini, Functional Safety Manager at Arteris IP is quoted in this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:
Virtualization In The Car
August 6th, 2020 - By Ann Steffora Mutschler
How and why abstraction layers are becoming essential in automotive design.
“It’s a way to create multiple virtual instantiations of the same hardware, and every instance is virtually dedicated to a specific product or software or application,” said Stefano Lorenzini, functional safety manager at
. “The hypervisor is a bare-metal operating system that runs directly on the hardware and creates an intermediate layer with respect to other application or software programs that are running on top. So if you want to look to the architecture from the top to the bottom, you see the application, then you see the hypervisor, and then you see the hardware layer. The hypervisor is the thing that creates this illusion to the application that every resource of the SoC is dedicated to them.”