8 of the top 15 car makers have already adopted NXP S32 platform for upcoming models
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Modern cars are a complex mixture of applications and disparate software approaches that present significant integration challenges to the carmaker. Automotive industry estimates reveal there are more lines of code in an advanced vehicle than a modern passenger aircraft.5 This complexity places carmakers and automotive suppliers under tremendous pressure to satisfy market expectations for higher electronic functionality within tightening time-to-market constraints.
NXP's new S32 platform addresses these challenges with the highest performance MCU6 in the industry, 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 work7 and therefore respond quicker to changing vehicle architectures and intense time-to-market demands. The platform is developed to deliver automotive quality, reliability and ASIL D performance across multiple application spaces.
"Traditional and disruptive automakers, even more than Tier 1s, seek a standardized way of working across vehicle domains, segments and regions to meet increasing performance demands while contemporarily ensuring fast time to market and control over skyrocketing development costs," said Luca DeAmbroggi, senior principal analyst,
"Our insight into the future of automotive caused us to re-evaluate the interrelationship between hardware and software," said Matt Johnson, senior vice president and general manager - Product Lines and Software, Auto MCU and Processors at NXP Semiconductors. "We saw that to build the software of tomorrow, the software behind future vehicles, we had to reinvent the hardware. We built our hardware to enable an identical software development environment across products and applications, thereby significantly reducing software development effort and shortening time to market. Our customers see it the same way."
Leading OEMs are now using pre-silicon emulation and development tools available from NXP's key third party partners. Further announcements from NXP partners related to these capabilities are expected soon.
1 Based on publicly available competitor roadmap performance statements.
2 Based on analysis of existing NXP software code in existing customers' applications, NXP expects that software reuse will be significant both within domains and across vehicle domains at up to 90 and more than 40 percent respectively.
3 Source: Strategy Analytics 2016
4 Hardware and software scalability from 512 KB embedded in NVM with M-Class processor up to 1 GHz A-Class processor running with DDR memory.
5 Source: Informationisbeautiful.net
6 NXP is high performing at 6000 ASIL-DMIPS, the closest competitor is 3000 ASIL-DMIPS based on publicly available information.
7 S32 software compatibility provides customers with the ability to reuse the same software across multiple product lines.
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