NVIDIA's Next-Generation Autonomous Driving Platforms Use Macronix Secure Flash Memory

NVIDIA Corporation  is using Macronix International Co., Ltd. ’s ArmorFlash  memory on its NVIDIA DRIVE DRIVE AGX Xavier and DRIVE AGX Pegasus platforms. ArmorFlash provides non-volatile memory (NVM) storage of encrypted and integrity-protected assets for for artificial intelligence (AI)-based Level 2+ advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) through Level 5 autonomous driving solutions.

NVIDIA's selection of ArmorFlash represents the companies' efforts to enhance data security in autonomous automotive-electronics applications. The ArmorFlash memory supports secure communication channel and protocol with the NVIDIA Xavier system-on-a-chip (SOC) via cryptographic operations, integrity checks, and additional measures against certain security protocol attacks.

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