The S32Z and 532E processor families help enable the automotive industry to accelerate the integration of diverse real-time applications for domain and zonal control, safety processing and vehicle electrification that are critical to the next generation of safer and more efficient vehicles. The S32Z processors are ideal for safety processing and domain and zonal control, while the 532E processors are ideal for electric vehicle (xEV) control and smart actuation. The software-compatible S32Z and 532E processors help enable software-defined vehicles, reduce software integration complexity and enhance security and safety.
The automotive industry’s evolution to domain and zonal architectures is attractive to car makers, enabling them to optimize wiring harnesses. reduce cost and weight and implement a more scalable and cost-effective, software-centric approach for developing and updating intelligent vehicles. This massive transformation requires new processors that offer higher performance, application isolation and memory expansion capabilities to support software-defined vehicles and future innovations.
NXP’s S32Z and 532E processors offer capabilities beyond today’s automotive microcontrollers with eight Arm” Cortex-R52 processors cores with split-lock support that operate at up to 1 GHz to address the challenges of safely integrating deterministic, high-performance real-time applications. The processors isolate independent real-time applications with “core-to-pin” hardware virtualization and resource firewalls for freedom of interference. The processors are available with up to 64 MB of integrated flash memory for large, zero-downtime over-the-air (OTA) updates and support LPDDR4 DRAM and flash expansion memory with execute-in-place (XiP) mode for large applications and AUTOSAR0 Adaptive applications. A communications accelerator (FIexLLCE) supporting 24 CAN interfaces. along with a Gigabit Ethernet switch supporting Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), provides vehicle data seamlessly to “virtual ECUs” to improve efficiency and streamline software development. A hardware security engine (HSE) supports secure boot, accelerated security services and key management. The S32Z and 532E processors are certified to ISO/SAE 21434 for cybersecurity and ISO 26262 for ASIL D functional safety.
The 532E processors add smart actuation capabilities, specifically in the form of advanced timers and high-resolution analog-to-digital converters and 5V analog and I/Os, for xEV integration applications with direct-drive motor control.
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