SoC addresses secure V2X, industrial IoT applications

October 12, 2021 // By Rich Pell
SoC addresses secure V2X, industrial IoT applications
Semiconductor manufacturer NXP Semiconductors has announced the release of an applications processor focused on secure V2X and industrial IoT applications.

The i.MX 8XLite SoC features the company's integrated EdgeLock security and is targeted to meet FIPS 140-3 while simultaneously executing highly complex cryptography and processing telematics data. FIPS 140-3 is a U.S. government security standard for cryptographic modules used in a variety of applications, including V2X and critical infrastructure applications.

The advanced applications processor, says the company, offers carmakers the opportunity to expand V2X benefits to entry level vehicles. It enables fleet management for automated vehicles and reduces operational costs via enhanced traffic control, improved traffic flow, and optimized path planning.

Industrial IoT developers can leverage the SoC in secure wireless, Ethernet and control area networking (CAN) applications such as industrial vehicle management, building control and safety systems, solar power generation, EV charging stations, access controllers and more.

"The i.MX 8XLite SoC," says Dan Loop, General Manager, Automotive Edge Processing, NXP, "offers the security and performance needed to expand the safety benefits of V2X into entry level vehicles and into exciting new realms of unmanned industrial delivery and drone applications.”

The i.MX 8XLite SoC is a member of the company's i.MX 8 series of applications processors, purpose-built with a V2X accelerator, which can be leveraged as part of NXP’s RoadLink V2X solution or as a standalone accelerator. Its vehicle-to-infrastructure capability helps vehicles communicate with roads, bridges and roadside units to obtain information about road conditions ahead.

Its car-to-car communication enables cars to communicate via wireless technologies such as IEEE 802.11p, 5G and cellular, creating a network of similarly equipped vehicles to “see” further ahead.

NXP Semiconductors


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