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Digi-Key at embedded world 2023 with NXP Semiconductors

20th March 2023
Kiera Sowery

At embedded world 2023, on the Digi-Key booth, Paige West speaks with Brian Carlson, Director, Global Product and Solutions Marketing at NXP Semiconductors about new S32G3 and its role in Automotive Safety & software-defined vehicles.

NXP Semiconductors is accelerating the breakthroughs that advance the world. as the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is pushing boundaries in the automotive, industrial and IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets.

The S32G family of vehicle network processors has doubled in size with the launch of the S32G3 series offering up to 2.5 times the performance memory and networking bandwidth as the S32G2 series.

“This chip is an extension of our S32G family… It’s raising the bar,” says Brian Carlson.

The new S32G3 processors are package pinout- and software-compatible with the S32G2 processors, allowing for a customer design to scale ~10x in performance to support multiple product tiers or increase product performance over time.

The S32G family now scales from a triple dual-core lockstep microcontroller to a quad dual-core lockstep microcontroller + octal high-performance microcomputer, offering a processing range of 3.9k to 36k DMIPS.

S32G3 processors are being used by carmakers for central vehicle compute in software-defined vehicles (SDVs) to host vehicle services, integrate cross-domain functions (virtual ECUs), provide secure gateway functionality and manage vehicle-wide over-the-air (OTA) updates.

S32G3 processors are also being used for safety processing or as a domain controller for ADAS or autonomous vehicles because they offer a high level of safe processing with the Cortex-M7 and Cortex-A53 cores, as well as support for multi-Gigabit Ethernet and four lanes of PCI Express Gen3 support which can interface directly and efficiently with perception processors.

The S32G3 processors have strong enablement support with evaluation and reference design boards, as well as software, tools and partner ecosystem.

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