With cars running on up to 150 million lines of code as a result of increased complexity needed to ensure higher levels of safety and security, the ability to reuse software across multiple applications can simplify things greatly. To address this, NXP Semiconductors has introduced a new microcontroller (MCU) family to address the cost and complexity of automotive software development, together with new features for security, ISO 26262 compliance and secure over-the-air (OTA) updates.
The new S32K3 family simplifies software development with an enhanced package that spans security, functional safety and low-level drivers to extend the reach of the MCUs into advanced body electronics, battery management and zone control applications.
The S32K3 expands NXP’s S32 automotive platform, originally launched in 2017, from gateway and domain control into zone control and edge nodes. It also now enables software reuse among multiple applications to reduce the complexity of vehicle software development and