NXP unveils new single-chip secure vehicle-to-X platform


Dutch manufacturer NXP Semiconductors has expanded its vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) product lineup with the next-generation RoadLINK solution. 

The company claims that its NXP SAF5400 is the world’s first automotive qualified, high-performance single-chip DSRC modem, which includes scalable architecture, new security features, and RFCMOS and software defined radio (SDR) technologies.

These features provide OEMs with the flexibility for cross-regional secure V2X adoption and field upgradeability. 

V2X technology provides a platform to the vehicles to communicate with other cars, infrastructure, and vulnerable road users in order enhance driver safety and autonomous driving experience. 

The NXP SAF5400 single-chip modem is the core of the secure V2X system platform called RoadLINK.

It integrates advanced transceiver technology, in addition to the full baseband, MAC and firmware into a complete one-chip standalone modem, and offers superior RF performance for industry-leading range under all channel conditions. 

"NXP has delivered a secure single chip V2X platform that will enhance a vehicle’s ability to 'see' around corners and will contribute to our efforts to save lives."

In order to enhance the security level, NXP has used SXF1800, a dedicated hardware secure element based on technology used today in many of the world’s most sensitive security environments. 

For supporting different regional standards with a single hardware solution, NXP incorporated software defined radio technology into the single-chip V2X solution. 

The company explained that this integration minimises development, qualification and maintenance efforts significantly and eases the challenges of global V2X rollouts. 

NXP Automotive executive vice-president and general manager Kurt Sievers said: "NXP has delivered a secure single chip V2X platform that will enhance a vehicle’s ability to 'see' around corners and will contribute to our efforts to save lives.

"The next-generation NXP RoadLINK builds on NXP’s existing industry-leading solution, which is already on the roads of the world and provides a high-performance platform that is scalable and easy for OEMs to adopt across the globe."