All Aboard wit Xilinx: Exploring the Future of Trains and Railways

Intelligence on board of trains and on ground in wayside equipment makes travelling fast, safe, reliable and comfortable. Controlling doors, lighting, cameras, air conditioning, brakes, lavatories, displays - to name a few - needs the right balance of computation performance, real-time capability and reliability. Combined with Artificial Intelligence and connected sensors, processes in and around a cabin can be improved for the benefit of the passenger. Efficiency, durability and safety can be optimized by advanced traction control with optimized motor control algorithms in logic.

Xilinx SoCs are ideal platform devices that can be used throughout a train and wayside applications. With their combination of ARM Processing Systems, Programmable Logic and architectural features for high safety targets and security in a networked environment are platform enablers for applications in modern trains and railways. Deep Learning with IP or dedicated AI Engines in Xilinx Versal AI Core support the reduction of the number of components at enhanced flexibility to maintain legacy and add new functionality with the same device. The new unified software environment Xilinx Vitis with the proven Vivado development suite as the basis allow the development without changing engineering toolsets so that re-use and migration becomes easy.

This webinar will show you how Xilinx SoCs support your needs for typical railway use cases. MIOS Elettronica is specialized on solutions for railway applications and who has active roles in standardization will present how Xilinx SoCs are used in existing products like Communication Gateways with TCN, Vehicle Control Units, Event Recorders and Protocol Converters. Another presentation will come from Xilinx partner SoC-e, who is the premier source supplier for networking IP for critical applications. SoC-e will show how to use modern technologies including Time Sensitive Networking for wayside Signalling and real-time on-board communication. Xilinx IIoT Solution Stack contributes implementations for advanced control, while the path to wireless communication with enhancements like beamforming using Xilinx RFSoC show the way to the future.

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • How to use System on Chip with heterogenous processing and artificial intelligence for railway applications
  • How to fulfil requirements from standards
  • How to integrate robust networks with synchronization with modern Ethernet-based networks
  • How to benefit from using a unified software environment (Vivado and Vitis)