NXP Semiconductors on Tuesday announced at the Embedded World 2019 the launch a new vehicle-network-processing chipset designed for centrally located in-vehicle gateways.
The MPC-LS chipset solution combines the NXP automotive MPC5748G microcontroller and enterprise networking LS1043A communications processor to offer performance and networking required for service-oriented gateways. For development, evaluation and demonstrations, the chipset solution is supported by an evaluation board, enablement software and a growing ecosystem.
Vehicle data-driven services such as usage-based insurance, predictive maintenance and over-the-air upgradeable vehicles are projected to reach up to $750 billion in revenue by 2030. These services and the information derived from connected vehicles are poised to transform the automotive industry with new revenue opportunities, improved user experiences, safety and security enhancements and cost reductions.
These services include enhanced safety and security — covering functions like fault detection and notification — intrusion detection and prevention, crash detection, and emergency response. NXP is also pursuing an improved user experience including comfort and convenience, post-sale feature upgrades, and location-based services, as well as services to reduce costs for car owners: predictive maintenance, reduced warranty/recall exposure, and fleet management.
To enable these new opportunities, centrally located service-oriented gateways must securely process and route massive amounts of data across the vehicle, which requires a vehicle network processing solution to meet the demand.
The production-ready MPC-LS vehicle network processing chipset brings together real-time and applications processing, along with automotive and enterprise networking technologies.
Key features include:
- Quad-core, 64-bit Arm processors for services and edge analytics
- One 10 Gigabit and five Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
- Ethernet packet acceleration offloads processors to provide valued services
- Real-time processing of vehicle data from CAN FD, LIN and FlexRay networks
- Hardware security for trusted boot, cryptography and secure key management
A connected vehicle can generate terabytes of data daily from sensors, vehicle usage, and driver and passenger behaviors. A service-oriented gateway has the performance to conserve wireless network bandwidth by converting raw data into actionable information that can be sent to the cloud for additional analysis and storage with reduced cost.
The automotive-qualified MPC-LS vehicle network processing chipset, comprised of the MPC5748G microcontroller and LS1043A communications processor, is available today.
An evaluation board (MPC-LS-VNP-EVB), with enablement software support for bare metal, and AUTOSAR and Linux operating systems to support development, evaluation, and demonstrations, is available by NXP in limited quantities.
Qualcomm launched Monday in Barcelona a portfolio of new automotive connectivity chips for telematics units. While Qualcomm literally owns the automotive connectivity market via vehicles’ telematic and infotainment units, NXP boasted its status as the largest chip supplier in the vehicle gateway market.