Christian Malter | Synopsys

Senior Director Business Development - Automotive Group

Christian joined the Synopsys Automotive Group early 2020 as Sr. Director Business Development. With more than 25 years in the semiconductor and high tech industry he has a deep understanding of the semiconductor design and supply chain and it’s role in the broader electronics industry, including Telekom, Mobile, Cloud and Automotive. Before joining Synopsys he spent 18 years with Cadence Design Systems in various solution oriented sales, marketing and business development roles, including 2 years in the Silicon Valley. Prior to Cadence he spent 9 years with Texas Instruments and LSI Logic focusing on DSP and ASIC applications in the Telekom and Mobile sector. Christian holds a Dipl.Ing (Master) degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen.

16:30 - 17:00

Thursday, November 19

Purpose built SoCs for software defined vehicles? Opportunities and Challenges


We are witnessing a radical transformation in automotive E/E architectures, both at hardware and software Level, forced by Autonomy, Connectivity and Electrification (ACE). The function developers thrive for the “Software Defined Vehicle”, which implies flexible and dynamic application changes based on Service Oriented Software Architectures and abstracted underlying hardware. While hardware abstraction is desirable from a software perspective, it remains challenging to decouple software from hardware in real-time and safety critical domains and make vehicles become “servers on wheels”. In fact, despite the ongoing introduction of automotive grade High Performance Compute platforms based on CPUs and GPUs in cars, designers are increasing the activity level for purpose-built SoCs, motivated by specific functional, architectural, performance, cost and/or differentiation needs. This talk will outline where and why Purpose-built SoCs make sense, and what it takes.