Automotive and non-automotive sectors are fast evolving, with "mission profiles" becoming the talk of the town. These mission
profiles aid in decoding the strains and pressures a system might endure during its lifespan. In this
whitepaper, we'll explore the importance of
extended mission profiles (EMPs) and spotlight NXP's role in crafting and applying them.
Anchoring on Quality and Trustworthiness
To truly understand EMPs, we must first anchor on quality and trustworthiness. John Ruskin once observed, "Quality doesn’t happen by accident but through thoughtful effort." This sentiment resonates with NXP's ethos. Our offerings, from microcontrollers to radar tools, cater to a global audience across industries, ensuring safety, cost-efficiency and reliability.
Unpacking Extended Mission Profiles (EMPs)
The car industry's ongoing metamorphosis, especially towards electrification, underscores the relevance of EMPs. Essentially,
EMPs are elongated mission profiles crucial for gauging a product’s resilience under intense and long-term conditions.
Recognizing this, NXP launched a corporate initiative in 2021 to define a structured methodology for scrutinizing EMPs across diverse sectors.
Historical Perspective on Evolving Standards
Reflecting on the genesis of qualification norms in the auto world offers a window into the EMP's value. Back in the 1970s,
electronic car parts had significant malfunction rates. However, as tech advanced, and features like anti-lock brakes emerged,
reliability became key.
1975 saw SAE International propose guidelines for automotive integrated circuits, which eventually morphed into the widely
recognized AEC-Q100 industry standard. However, this standard hasn’t kept stride with modern demands, especially regarding EMPs
and electric cars.
Introducing the NXP EMP Vanguard
Facing these intricacies, NXP stands firm in its commitment to champion EMPs. As the semiconductor realm for auto expands, the stakes escalate. NXP’s seasoned expertise, with over 15 years in mission profile-oriented qualifications, gives a strong vantage point. Our comprehensive understanding ensures we cater to varied EMP demands.
NXP has rallied the NXP EMP Vanguard, a coalition of experts from diverse specializations. Our mission? Comprehensive EMP
evaluations, going beyond existing standards.
NXP's holistic EMP strategy spans from initial inquiry to detailed reports. When a client has an EMP query, the strategy ensures
every critical detail is captured, leading to a comprehensive report elucidating the product’s ability to fulfill EMP demands.
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NXP’s Vision for Current and Future Components
NXP’s EMP focus isn’t just futuristic—it encompasses their current product line. And for those clients at the inception
phase, NXP tailors EMPs to ensure a perfect blend of performance and affordability.
The automotive sector's ability to adapt mission profiles is increasing. By collaborating with car makers early on, NXP is
ushering in a more fluid era in EMPs, paving the way for technological breakthroughs.
EMPs are not confined to autos. Infrastructural realms, such as energy storage, now anticipate operational lifespans extending
over decades, broadening EMP's relevance.
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NXP's Innovative Approach to the EMP Journey
To sum up, NXP is trailblazing the EMP narrative across sectors. Our dedicated team and holistic EMP approach underscore their
unwavering commitment. As EMPs become pivotal in product evolution, NXP is partnering with industry leaders to sculpt the future
landscape of mission profiles. Our unwavering focus on excellence propels us, and the industry, into an exhilarating new