NXP accelerates the next wave of transportation systems

Our comprehensive Processing and Analog portfolio provides the functionality needed for today’s vehicles and ushers in the next wave of future transportation systems giving you the fastest time-to-market and highest scalability. At NXP, quality is a core element of our business and we embrace stringent quality and functional safety requirements for our automotive and transportation solutions.

How do you build a safe, self-driving car, securely connected to a new scheme of smart mobility services? By utilizing a domain-based architecture which intelligently groups together the functions that let cars sense, think, and act and dash; and eventually to fully replacing the human driver. This helps manage complexity and separate concerns related to security, upgradability, and functional safety. The domain-based architecture is connected through an internal network and secure central gateway that acts as the “glue” to hold everything together, enabling reliable and efficient communication.

This implementation can be used across a variety of transportation segments including industrial heavy machinery, aerospace, and rail. Combining NXP’s networking solutions will provide the infrastructure needed to transfer data and connect all of these systems together.

Battery management systems (BMS)

Low Voltage BMS up to ASIL C, SIL 2 safety level

NewTec NTBMS is an e-mobility reference design and complete safety support package for Battery Management Systems. It is constructed with a two boards approach a functional safety System-on-Module (Safety SoM) board and a Battery Management System (BMS) application board. The Safety SoM is based on NXP's S32K144 and KEA microcontrollers, and FS4503C safety power system. The BMS application board is based on NXP’s MC33772B battery cell controller IC. The support package includes the necessary safety documentation and software for certification purposes. It is intended for device manufacturers with Lithium-ion batteries and suppliers of automotive or industrial applications with a high degree of reliability and safety in accordance with ISO 26262 targeting safety level up to ASIL C, or IEC61508 SIL2.

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Low Voltage BMS up to ASIL C, SIL 2 safety level

NewTec NTBMS is an e-mobility reference design and complete safety support package for Battery Management Systems. It is constructed with a two boards approach a functional safety System-on-Module (Safety SoM) board and a Battery Management System (BMS) application board. The Safety SoM is based on NXP's S32K144 and KEA microcontrollers, and FS4503C safety power system. The BMS application board is based on NXP’s MC33772B battery cell controller IC. The support package includes the necessary safety documentation and software for certification purposes. It is intended for device manufacturers with Lithium-ion batteries and suppliers of automotive or industrial applications with a high degree of reliability and safety in accordance with ISO 26262 targeting safety level up to ASIL C, or IEC61508 SIL2.

Typical use cases include:

  • Automotive Battery Management System for 14V auxiliary battery
  • Monitoring of starter batteries
  • Extendable to 48V battery systems
  • Stationary Energy Storage systems; Smart Grid

In addition, the Safety SoM can be used as a generic safety computer board addressing a wide area of applications such as motor control, Valve Control systems, safety PLC or Motorcycle ABS.

Search now: S32K144 (safety general purpose MCU ASIL B) | FS4500 (safety power system basis chip ASIL D) | MC33772 (safety battery cell controller up to 6 cells ASIL C)

More BMS, 48V and High Voltage BMS up to ASIL D, SIL 3 safety level


Search now: MPC5775B (safety BMS MCU ASIL) | MC33771 (safety battery cell controller up to 14 cells ASIL C) | MC33664 (high speed transceiver for BCC daisy chain)

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Inverters

HEV/EV Power Inverter System Reference Platform

NXP’s ASIL-D Automotive system platform is a reference design for enabling high-voltage power inverter control to drive electric vehicle traction motors.

The platform combines NXP’s comprehensive portfolio of world-class automotive microcontrollers (MCUs), CAN bus interfaces, power management system basis chips (SBCs) and high-voltage isolated IGBT Gate Driver IC modules into a readily useable inverter to enable customer designs.

In collaboration with its partners, the pre-engineered platform demonstrates NXP’s focus in helping customers deliver the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles with greater speed and less development risk.

The platform will deliver optimal performance, ASIL-D compliant safety case and basic three-phase motor drive software. NXP and its partners plan to support customers' motor inverter development based on the enablement platform.

Search now: MPC5775E (safety electrification MCU ASIL D) | FS6500 (safety power system basis chip ASIL D) | GD3100 (gate driver for IGBT) | TJA1042 (high speed CAN transceiver)

View Vepco HEV/EV Power Inverter Block Diagram

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Radar

Automotive Radar Reference Design Kit – High Performance S32R27 Radar Processor

Built in collaboration with Colorado Engineering, the new radar solution is targeted to help developers rapidly prototype high-performance automotive radar using NXP technology. The open and flexible development platform uses a modular architecture and includes NXP S32R processors and NXP transceiver along with an innovative radar software development kit. Expansion and antenna modules can be optimized to create a customized development platform suited to specific customer application requirements.

Search now: RDK-S32R27 (radar reference design kit) | S32R27 (safety radar MCU ASIL D) | FS8400 (power management IC ASIL D - coming soon) | TEF8102 (RFCMOS radar transceiver - coming soon)

View RDK-S32R27 Block Diagram

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Vision, machine learning and sensor fusion

S32V234 Vision and Sensor Fusion Evaluation Board for Prototyping and Development

The SBC-S32V234 is a low-cost evaluation system and development platform supporting the S32V234 family. This family of products is designed for high-performance, safe computation-intensive applications such as automotive front vision, surround vision and sensor fusion. There are two EVB options available from the SBC-S32V234 and S32V234-EVB2. They are similar in functionality, but the standard S32V234-EVB2 contains additional peripheral connections such as FlexRay and multiple communication connectors for FlexRay, LIN, etc.

Search now: SBC-S32V234 ( vision and sensor fusion design kit) | S32V234 (vision, machine learning and sensor fusion up to ASIL C) | S32V-SONYCAM | FS8500 (power management IC ASIL D - coming soon) | PF8200 (power management IC for vision)

View SBC-S32V234 Block Diagram

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Exterior

Four-Phase Automotive LED Boost Driver

The ASL4500SHN is a highly integrated and flexible four-phase DC-to-DC boost converter IC. It has an SPI interface allowing control & diagnostic communication with an external microcontroller. It is designed primarily for use in automotive LED lighting applications and provides an optimized supply voltage for ASLx41xSHN Multi-channel LED Buck Driver.

The ASL4500SHN has a fixed frequency peak current mode control with parabolic/non-linear slope compensation. It can operate with input voltages from 5.5 V to 40 V. It can be configured via SPI for output voltages of up to 80 V, to power the LED buck driver IC0.

The ASL4500SHN is a four-phase converter which can have two independent outputs. The driver has the flexibility to be configured, via the SPI interface, as a single output converter, or with multiple combinations of number of outputs and phases.

The ASL4500SHN boost converter can drive up to four external low-side N channel MOSFETs from an internally regulated adjustable supply. It can be used to drive either logic or standard level MOSFETs.

Search now: ASL45XASLX41 (arduino uno evaluation board) | S32K144EVB (arduino uno evaluation board)

View ASL4500 LED Lighting Block Diagram

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Interior

ISELED

The next generation of in-car ambient lighting will typically comprise of 10 to 30 LEDs mounted on a flexible light strip. Each 'group' consists of one red, green and blue LED to form a 'pixel', which is then intelligently controlled by the ISELED smart RGB LED driver, effectively replacing the present cumbersome and costly work-around utilizing multiple microcontrollers and a slow LIN bus. Until now, ISELED smart LED drivers have only been available for purchase pre-integrated in an LED module. The INLC100Q16 is the first standalone driver available that enables manufacturers to custom design their own choice of external LED strips. Several LED-related solutions for the automotive market are continuously being developed under the umbrella of the open ISELED Alliance.

Search now: S32K144EVB (arduino uno evaluation board)

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Intelligent roadside units (RSUs)

The marriage of sensing, analysis, control, and communications offers great promise for Smart Cities through Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Leading cities worldwide will employ Intelligent Roadside Units (RSUs) to help smooth traffic flow, improve safety and emergency response, and provide additional services.

As the market leader in automotive sensors, V2X communication modules, processors for driver assist systems and for communication equipment, NXP is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions for RSUs and other intelligent transportation systems equipment. NXPs Intelligent RSU uses the QorIQ LS2084 to process radar, vision, analysis, and communication technologies.

Search now: LS2084A | LS2044AFS32RRDK-S32R274 | S32R274RRUEVB | S32R372RRSEVB

Sense

  • Direct sensing of vehicles and pedestrians via cameras and RADAR
  • Direct sensing of vehicles from their V2X position reports
  • Indirect sensing via Cloud provided information

Think

  • Sensor fusion
  • Traffic flow optimization
  • Vulnerable Road User Warnings

Act

  • Traffic light control
  • Communicate
  • Direct communication of signal phase and timing to approaching vehicles
  • Broadband wireless hotspot connectivity (cellular and Wi-Fi)

Infotainment systems

High-end infotainment head unit, navigation system and telematics unit

In recent years, we have seen the addition of 2D/3D navigation systems, 3G/LTE wireless access, high-resolution color displays, speech recognition, USB and Bluetooth® connectivity. These systems are constantly connected to the car, to external devices and to the Internet. The amount of information to process and represent in a useful way is also increasing, requiring powerful and flexible hardware solutions with high-performance graphics capabilities and a large range of interfaces. The i.MX portfolio covers virtually all you need when designing infotainment head units, navigation systems and telematics units.

Search now: i.MX 6QuadPlus and i.MX 6Quad (Arm Cortex-A9 quad-core) | i.MX 6DualPlus, i.MX 6Dual and i.MX DualLite (Arm Cortex-A9 dual-core) | i.MX 6Solo (Arm Cortex-A9 single-core)

View infotainment head unit reference design

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Instrument clusters

Reconfigurable 3D display instrument cluster

As OEMs move beyond traditional analog gauges to complete display based instrument clusters, the increasing amounts of information needed to be displayed to drivers requires solutions that can be dynamically reconfigured to safely display content to suit the taste of the driver. NXP's i.MX automotive application processors deliver rich user experiences using common 3D graphics APIs such as OpenGL ES 2.0 and Open GL ES 3.0 and are ideally suited for realistic visual rendering in high definition, multiple display automotive instrument cluster applications. These i.MX processors are supported by a wide ecosystem of development tools to optimize your solution to OEM requirements. The i.MX portfolio covers virtually all you need when designing car dashboard displays and instrument clusters, including scalable 3D graphics applications processors, display drivers, system MCUs, connectivity and discrete components.

Search now: i.MX 6DualPlus, i.MX 6Dual and i.MX DualLite (Arm Cortex-A9 dual-core) | i.MX 6Solo (Arm Cortex-A9 single-core)

View 3d display instrument cluster reference design

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Bluetooth and CAN-FD microcontroller integration

Car access, car sharing, tire pressure monitoring systems, wireless on-board diagnostic functions

The KW36/35 is an ultra-low power, highly integrated single-chip family that enables Bluetooth Low Energy version 5 and Generic FSK (at 250, 500 and 1000 kbps) connectivity for automotive, industrial and medical embedded systems. KW36/35 integrates an Arm® Cortex®-M0+ CPU, up to 512 KB Flash and 64 KB SRAM, Bluetooth LE and Generic FSK hardware Link Layers and peripherals optimized to meet the requirements of the target applications. KW36/35 supports up to 8 simultaneous Bluetooth LE connections as either a master, a slave or any combination.

The KW36 includes an integrated FlexCAN module enabling seamless integration into an automotive or industrial CAN communication network, enabling communication with external control and sensor monitoring devices over Bluetooth LE. The FlexCAN module can support CAN’s flexible data-rate (CAN FD) protocol for increased bandwidth and lower latency.

The KW36/35 devices can be used as a "BlackBox" modem in order to add Bluetooth LE or Generic FSK connectivity to an existing host MCU or MPU, or may be used as a standalone smart wireless sensor with embedded application where no host controller is required.

The Kinetis KW36A/35A MCUs feature AEC Q100-Grade 2 temperature range qualification while the KW36Z/35Z feature and Industrial qualification.

Search now: KW36A (AEC Q100-Grade 2 Bluetooth and CAN-FD microcontroller) | KW35A (AEC Q100-Grade 2 Bluetooth microcontroller) | FRDM-KW36 development board

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Transportation solutions

From vehicle electrification to automotive infotainment and ADAS, Avnet helps you lead the pack in transportation solutions