NXP Semiconductors has launched the S32G GoldVIP reference vehicle integration platform to address application development challenges of software-defined vehicles (SDVs) using S32G vehicle network processors. The platform is designed to help engineers with silicon evaluation, software development, and rapid prototyping with real-time uses cases, resource monitoring, and secure cloud connectivity.
Thanks to the pre-integration of NXP, open source, and third-party software, including secure cloud connectivity and over-the-air (OTA) update services, developers can focus ON creating new connected vehicle services instead of software infrastructure, said NXP.
Software partners include Airbiquity, Amazon Web Services, Argus Cyber Security, and Elektrobit. Pre-integrated software includes Airbiquity OTAmatic client for OTA updates, AWS IoT Greengrass V2 edge runtime for secure cloud services, Elektrobit tresos AUTOSAR Classic Platform, and Argus Cyber Security Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) for CAN and Ethernet.
The software in combination with the S32G Reference Design Board (RDB2) or GoldBox Service-oriented Gateway reference design can speed up the development of product prototypes for desktop, lab, and in-vehicle applications. Rapid prototyping is supported by Java and Python programming languages.
GoldVIP block diagram. Click for a larger image. (Source: NXP Semiconductors)
The integrated NXP S32G Standard and Reference software and the Xen Project Type 1 hypervisor provide isolated Linux virtual machines, said NXP. In addition, built on the Linux ecosystem, it also delivers “a high degree of flexibility and adaptability” as well as supports “deployment of user space Linux applications onto the platform.”
The real-time use cases showcase key benefits of the S32G and local- and cloud-based visualization to monitor key metrics like processor performance, memory usage, networking bandwidth, and chip temperature. Use cases include CAN and Ethernet Gateways with and without network acceleration and intrusion detection, NXP SJA1110 Ethernet switch packet statistics monitoring, vehicle-to-cloud data telemetry, and cloud-to-vehicle OTA updates.
NXP plans to expand GoldVIP with AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform support, machine learning (ML) inferencing with NXP eIQ Auto Deep Learning tool support and container orchestration to streamline vehicle services deployment. New capabilities can be added in future releases with additional partner software integration, said the company.
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