NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the NXP S32 platformm a new control and compute concept for connected, electric and autonomous cars.
The platform offers a unified architecture of microcontrollers/microprocessors (MCU/MPU) and an identical software environment across application platforms.
NXP says that the platform ahas highest performance MCU in the industry (NXP is high performing at 6000 ASIL-DMIPS) a smooth transition to MPU performance and an identical software development environment across vehicle applications. The new software development environment allows developers to reuse costly research and development work. The platform is developed to deliver automotive quality, reliability and ASIL D performance across multiple application spaces.
The S32 platform encompasses a broad range of performance from small low power Arm Cortex-M, Real Time optimized Cortex-R and highest performance Cortex-A class performance classes, with ASIL D capability at each performance level.
The platform allows zero downtime OTA capability with full roll back options to any S32 enabled car domains via a secure gateway and common domain architecture.
A common IP set provides a consistent development environment via the S32 SDK. This allows development efforts to be shared across domains and eliminates duplication of multiple software modules.
Application-specific IP on each microcontroller gives tailored hardware support for key domain requirements like secure gateway, radar, powertrain and motor control.
The S32 platform will support a range of AI accelerators targeting ADAS applications. These will accelerate algorithms to support functions, such as object detection and classification in the areas of vision, radar and sensor fusion.
NXO says that OEMs are now using pre-silicon emulation and development tools available from NXP's key third party partners.