Tackling cost and complexity of automotive software development

24-11-2020 | NXP | Automotive Technologies

NXP Semiconductors has released the LPC55S16 MCU. The device has been awarded Level 2 certifications by the PSA Certified scheme co-developed by Arm and the GlobalPlatform SESIP utilising the secure protection profile for embedded processors. With fast-growing IoT and Industrial edge applications, device security and data protection become critical. These certifications provide validation of the company's security-by-design approach and further improve OEMs, and consumer confidence in its enabled edge devices.


Part of the NXP EdgeVerse computing and security portfolio, the MCU is a member of the general-purpose LPC5500 MCU series based on the Arm Cortex-M33 core. This series delivers performance efficiency leveraging 40nm NVM process technology, advanced security, and mixed-signal capabilities.


The MCU achieved PSA Certified Level 2 that is based on an exhaustive assurance framework to display robustness of the security, allowing device manufacturers to lessen extra security testing and better time to market. It employs a 25-day time-boxed laboratory evaluation against the PSA-RoT security claims to show that the device can protect against scalable software attacks.

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