Want to put connected telematics systems in place? Then NXP's ATOP (Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform) offers the technology and solution you need. Cost effective and highly integrated, ATOP combines GPS, mobile, advanced security and in-car connectivity. It enables the creation of secure, multi-service, tamper-resistant end-to-end telematics systems that are easy to develop and quick to deliver.
ATOP's functionality covers GSM/GPRS, GPS, SmartMX security, NFC, USB and CAN, all in a single component measuring just 33 x 33 x 3 mm. An open, multi-application software environment can execute JAVA code, ensures interoperability and secure co-existence in systems that run multiple telematics applications in parallel. The ARM7 environment features low-level, true real-time capabilities for application integration.
ITS systems can go beyond safety and traffic control applications - helping save lives and reducing traffic congestions – to enabling commercial applications such as toll collection and infotainment applications such as driving directions. These car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication (C2X) applications can use IEEE802.11p – the IEEE Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) standard that allows cars to communicate with each other as well as with intelligent traffic infrastructure around them.
Based on Cohda's Advanced Radio and NXP's software-defined radio platform, we offer a flexible platform for ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). Our best-in-class ITS platform boasts superior reception quality compared to off-the-shelf radios. This is due to its ability to deal with harsh automotive conditions – achieving reliable reception in a fast-moving object even in very difficult surroundings.
Besides its flexibility to the various standards, the ITS platform offers system upgradeability and features very low power consumption. At less than 1 W it out-performs FPGA based solutions, which typically operate at much higher power levels. It will also support other ITS communication standards, such as DSRC for Electric Toll Collection as well as the Japanese ITS standards.
Around the globe different standards are being introduced, requiring car OEMs to offer a variety of systems for the different markets. To reduce the inherent cost in this complexity for tier-1s and OEMs, NXP has introduced a software defined multi-standard digital radio co-processor, the SAF356x.
NXP's solution is the market's first multi-standard baseband co-processor for digital terrestrial radio supporting DAB/DAB+/T-DMB and HD Radio. Via software updates the device can support new features as they are introduced on the broadcaster side, or additional standards like DRM or DRM+. With this flexible co-processor, today's AM/FM radio systems based on NXP's market leading car radio and audio solutions – such as SAF7741/TEF7000 – can be easily extended to support digital radio standards.
The multi-standard digital radio solutions enable the consolidation of multiple broadcast reception systems onto a single platform, while allowing future-proof design and software upgrade flexibility. They enable car OEMs and tier one suppliers to reduce total cost of ownership for digital reception systems.
A wireless connectivity technology, NFC (Near Field Communication) offers the ultimate in convenience for smart connectivity and enables rapid communication between electronic devices. Simply by bringing two NFC-enabled devices close together, they automatically initiate network communications without requiring the user to configure the setup. Its intuitive operation makes it very easy to use. Our NFC device range includes transceivers, controllers and secure modules. NXP co-invented the NFC standard with Sony and is market leader in this technology.
With NXP's KEyLink Lite drivers will be able to simply wave their car key over an NFC-compliant mobile device to access essential and useful car data. Based on NFC standards, and utilizing the 13.56MHz frequency and cryptography such as Hitag-3 or AES-128, KEyLink Lite provides secure storage and enables communication of sensitive data. This allows NFC-compliant mobile devices to edit and view data stored on a car key and opens many new use cases.
Connectivity to telematics servers, roadside infrastructures, phones and multimedia devices, inter-vehicle communications, access to the web: the car is getting connected to the cloud in a broad sense. So it is essential that we secure access to services, to the vehicle's safety critical functions and to confidential data.
Authentication, as a technique to verify the identity of a user or remote or physical device, is a prerequisite for allowing access to remote services and in-vehicle networks. Authentication safeguards car user privacy and the integrity of in-vehicle systems and transport infrastructure. It also protects revenue streams and secures new business models driven by emerging mobility concepts such as car sharing, 'pay as you drive' insurance, 'pay as you use' (road tolling) and 'park and charge' EV.
Our proven technologies bring powerful and cost-effective authentication capabilities, based on strong device identity and service profiling, to the automotive environment. For trusted authentication, our tamper resistant and secure microcontrollers feature hardware cryptographic accelerators (ECC, RSA, AES, DES), and support a broad range of symmetric and asymmetric (public key) algorithms and protocols. With over 15 years experience in the smartcard market, NXP's solutions feature the latest security technologies. Already proven in NXP certified products, they deliver very high reliability and tamper proof operations with support for multi-application environments.
Secure RF cryptography technology plays a key role in the development of current and next generation vehicle applications. Drawing on our proven ICs for car immobilizer and keyless entry systems, NXP continues to drive advances in this technology. For example, offering solutions for NFC-enabled car keys that enable remote car management features. Features such as in-car push-to-start, remote engine start, and knowing where your car is parked or accessing up-to-date car status data via the car key – all in a very secure fashion.
We combine ultra low power embedded processors, highly efficient on-chip hardware cryptographic calculation units and cutting-edge automotive qualified RF devices. Besides system security and RF performance, overall best-in-class system performance is assured by 3-D LF front-end with excellent LF sensitivity, robust yet flexible wake-up detection circuitry and other on-chip integrated peripherals.