NXP Semiconductors yesterday announced the launch of a new high-performance security microcontroller series, the S32, which will help R&D personnel accelerate the development of the in-vehicle experience and autonomous driving capabilities of the next generation of electric vehicles.

NXP introduces a new generation of MCU for automotive-SemiMedia

The S32 is a 800 MHz microprocessor/microcontroller family designed to meet the needs of automotive manufacturers for the development of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. The S32S microprocessor is the first product in the S32 family and offers the highest performing ASIL-D performance among the available products.

The S32S processor uses a large number of new Arm Cortex-R 52 cores, integrates the highest level of security features in the Arm processor, and supports four completely independent ASIL-D compliant processing, providing a path for parallel security computing. In addition, the S32S architecture provides a new “failure operation” function, which is an important function of future autopilot applications. It can detect faults and continue to operate the devices after isolation.

In addition, NXP has also developed a full-featured real-time management program in cooperation with OpenSynergy to support S32S products. OpenSynergy's COQOS Micro SDK is one of the first hypervisor platforms to take advantage of Arm Cortex-R 52's special hardware features. It can integrate multiple real-time operating systems into microcontrollers that require high security (up to ISO 26262 ASIL-D). In addition, multiple vendor-independent OS/stacks can run on a single microcontroller. The COQOS Micro SDK provides secure security context switching through traditional single-controller software solutions.

The S32 platform is a scalable automotive computing architecture. NXP provides an integrated software environment that minimizes the development load and reuse of various products and applications, as well as microcontrollers with a unified architecture. Microprocessor (MCU / MPU) product group. Many technologies in the platform architecture can cope with the technical problems of future car development, provide car manufacturers with a rich in-vehicle experience, and significantly shorten the time to market for autonomous driving. More information about this MCU can be found on the link: