Extended family of network processors accelerate vehicle applications

29-12-2021 | NXP | Automotive Technologies

NXP Semiconductors has extended the S32G Vehicle Network Processors family with the launch of the S32G3 Series with four initial devices. Software and pin-compatible with the S32G2 Series, these new devices deliver up to 2.5x more applications processing performance, on-chip system memory and networking than the current highest-performance S32G2 Series device to allow more ECU consolidation and support intelligent software-defined vehicles. With the addition of the new series, the family now addresses a wider range of vehicle applications from safe microcontrollers to higher-performance domain controllers, safety processors, and zonal vehicle compute applications.

The series provides up to 2.5x more applications processing, Ethernet bandwidth on two ports and on-chip system memory than the current series highest-performance device. Also, it doubles the amount of isolation domains, which are crucial for future ECU consolidation. The substantial performance enhancements with the same package pinout satisfy the requirements of more demanding software-defined vehicles. The EVB3 evaluation board, RDB3 reference design and GoldBox 3 rugged enclosure version, combined with a wide range of enablement software and the Vehicle Integration Platform (GoldVIP) for rapid connected gateway development, offer platform solutions to accelerate customer evaluation, development, proof-of-concept and time-to-market.

“With the industry move to more consolidated, software-defined vehicles, there is a need for more processing and memory,” says Brian Carlson, global marketing director for Vehicle Control and Networking Solutions, NXP. “The new S32G3 Series builds on the success of the S32G2 Series processors, launched into production in April 2021, by providing a significant performance boost to extend its range of vehicle applications and meet new market demands.”

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