NXP launches single-chip vehicle2X platform

Wednesday 13 September 2017 | 18:25 CET | News

NXP Semiconductors launched a new vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) single-chip platform named RoadLink. This new DSRC/802.11p product "sees" around corners to deliver a safe and secure autonomous driving experience. The NXP SAF5400 single-chip modem is the core of the RoadLink platform. The company said the new NXP SAF5400 is the world's first automotive qualified, high-performance single-chip DSRC modem. RoadLink completed more than 1 million test days to date.

V2X technology allows vehicles to communicate with other cars, infrastructure and vulnerable road users to increase driver safety and smooth out the autonomous driving experience. The DSRC/802.11p version of V2X delivers minimum latency for real-time communication and an operating range that exceeds 1 mile even in areas where mobile network connections are not available, the company said in a press release. DSRC also provides dedicated secure safety channel operation to enable the secure communication of safety messages and other data in real time. V2X based on DSRC is also instrumental in truck platooning, a forerunner of future eco-friendly driving scenarios.

The NXP SAF5400 modem integrates transceiver technology plus the full baseband, MAC and firmware into a complete one-chip standalone modem. The SAF5400 architecture is fully scalable to enable its combination with application processors such as NXP's i.MX family, security, power management and in-vehicle networking products, all offered as part of the NXP V2X system platform.

NXP said it provides the SXF1800, a dedicated hardware secure element, to enable the highest security.

The secure single-chip V2X platform incorporates the company's software defined radio technology which provides customers with a platform that supports different regional standards with a single hardware platform.

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