AUTOSAR Software Architecture

AUTOSAR addresses the challenge of rising code complexity by providing open automotive software architecture. This architecture supports the development of standardized electronic systems that improve quality, performance, safety, and environmental friendliness. It also helps to simplify the process of updating software over the lifetime of a vehicle.

As a premium partner of the AUTOSAR standard, NXP offers production-intent Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL) and Operating System (OS) software for use on our automotive-grade microcontrollers and processors.

Our software contributions to the architecture are developed according to the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) and the industry-specific standard Automotive SPICE®. For functional safety SafeAssure microcontrollers, the development process for MCAL software has been further enhanced to comply with ISO 26262.

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