NXP has launched its new S32 CoreRide platform, through which it aims to simplify complex vehicle architecture development and reduce costs for OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers.

The platform unites NXP’s S32 compute, networking, system power management and ready-to-deploy software from its software partner ecosystem. Alongside the reveal of the new platform, NXP also unveiled its first S32 CoreRide solution for central compute based on its new S32N family of vehicle super-integration processors. This solution offers safe, scalable, combinations of real-time and applications processing, as well as vehicle networking capabilities.

The S32 CoreRide platform integrates technologies from NXP’s broad hardware portfolio with software from a variety of partners, including Accenture ESR Labs, ArcherMind, Blackberry QNX, Elektrobit, ETAS, Green Hills Software, Sonatus, Synopsys, TTTech Auto, Vector Informatik GmbH, and Wind River, as well as Tier-1 suppliers like Valeo.

Leveraging the scalable S32 compute featured in the S32 CoreRide platform, OEMs can consolidate ECUs and develop flexible architectures, from domain to zonal and centralized, that scale across vehicle classes and generations. Here, the platform provides the ability to isolate vehicle functions – reducing interference between each application while allowing customers to dynamically re-allocate sources so that the performance of these applications does not degrade over time. In equipping the platform with this integration and flexibility, NXP is aiming to help OEMs and suppliers accelerate development times by using it to focus more closely on the differentiation and creation of application software for new business models.

NXP has also launched its first solutions for the S32 CoreRide platform, the central compute solution based on the new S32N family of vehicle super-integration processors, advanced vehicle networking, system power management, and pre-integrated software from the S32 CoreRide open partner ecosystem. This central compute solution allows automakers to safely and easily integrate various cross-vehicle functions running in isolation-ready execution environments enabled by the S32N family’s automotive-grade hardware isolation capabilities.

The scalable S32N family more broadly offers multiple combinations of real-time and applications processing cores to meet the central compute needs of a wide range of automakers. All S32N devices integrate an advanced hardware security engine and multi-port TSN Ethernet switch and CAN hub, with some also supporting Ethernet packet acceleration, AI/ML acceleration, and cost-effective, inter-compute PCI Express services.

The S32 CoreRide central compute solution is optimized to meet the network bandwidth and empower delivery requirements, while targeting ISO 26262 ASIL D functional safety requirements. The solution can unlock the various benefits presented by future SDVs by providing vehicle data intelligence for streamlining the deployment and monetization of enhanced capabilities and new services throughout the vehicle’s lifetime.