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NXP Pushes Car-to-X market with Launch of New RoadLINK Solution

June 12, 2014

TEF510x supports global C2X standards

Eindhoven, Netherlands, June 12, 2014 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that the TEF510x, the second product from the RoadLINK™ range, is now available to automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers for design-in. The TEF510x is a dual radio multi band RF transceiver for Car-to-X (C2X) applications. Supporting global C2X and Wi-Fi standards, the TEF510x provides OEMs with an optimized solution to meet 802.11p modem functionality on one chip. The chip has the flexibility to support global deployments and various system configurations.

The TEF510x RF transceiver meets Japanese 760Mz C2X requirements, US and European (5.9GHz) as well as Wi-Fi and DSRC (5.8GHz) specifications. It will be released for automotive production in 2015 and is expected to be available to consumers as early as 2016.

Together with the NXP/Cohda Wireless SAF510x baseband processor, powered by software defined radio technology, the RoadLINK chip provides fast, accurate and reliable communication to and from the vehicle. RoadLINK takes C2X communications to the next level by bringing safety-critical information to the driver significantly faster than current, conventional applications can.

Japanese-based company ALPS Electric is already using products from NXP’s RoadLINK range to deliver in-car applications. Yoshitada Amagishi, Director, General Manager, Engineering HQ at ALPS Electric said: “ALPS Electric is committed to delivering enhanced connected car technology to its customers. We have chosen to work with NXP and Cohda for its application ready C2X solution, based on its leading performance, flexibility and scalability, and its ability to address various use cases and OEM requirements.”

“As the industry-leader in C2X communication, our chips enable OEMs to utilise a unique software-defined radio approach, to deploy global solutions based on a single hardware platform with end-of-line configurability,” said Thomas Hinz, senior product marketing manager, RoadLINK, NXP Semiconductors. “We are launching the best performing C2X solutions in the market. It’s the only solution that has been field proven in simTD and Safety Pilot, and which easily exceeds all of emerging Car-to-Car minimum performance requirements. It’s fast, it works over extended distances and it has the features to fully realise the potential of C2X technology.

“NXP is dedicated to developing leading performance solutions to connect the car securely, improving road safety, reducing traffic congestion, ultimately creating smarter transport infrastructure.”

Key Features of the TEF510x

  • RF-Transceiver for global C2X standards, covering Europe, US and Japan, as well as DSRC and Wi-Fi (802.11abgn) standards
  • Support for various antenna configurations and diversity schemes
  • Together with SAF510x enabling Best-in-class 802.11p reception performance and communication range for mobility use cases even in non-line-of-sight conditions
  • AEC-Q100 qualification scheduled for 2015

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About ALPS Electric

Since its founding, Alps Electric has supplied around 40,000 types of electronic component to over 2,000 manufacturers of home appliances, mobile devices, automobiles and industrial equipment, allowing us to identify market and technological trends. We deliver optimal product by responding quickly and appropriately to customer and market requirements. A current focus as we look to support the creation of a low-carbon, digital society is the development of power-efficient green device. For more information, visit www.alps.com.

About Cohda Wireless

Cohda Wireless is an equipment vendor in the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) market. The company manufactures hardware products with acknowledged best-in-world performance and has developed complete software solutions (from network layer to applications layer) for this market. Cisco and NXP Semiconductors are strategic investors in Cohda Wireless. Cohda's hardware and software products are being used in car-to-car field trials worldwide today. Our customers include a large number of carmakers, tier one suppliers, automotive chip makers, road authorities, as well as new market entrants. Cohda's products are already in use in the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Korea. For more information, visit www.cohdawireless.com.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.82billion in 2013. Find out more at www.nxp.com.

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