S32 Automotive Platform

Automotive Microcontrollers and Processors

The NXP S32 automotive platform is the world’s first scalable automotive computing architecture. It offers a unified hardware platform and an identical software environment across application domains to bring rich in-vehicle experiences and automated driving functions to market faster.

Bringing Future Vehicles to Market Faster


  • 10x the performance of today’s best performing safe automotive platform
  • Highest performance MCU in the industry
  • Scalability across products based on Cortex®-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M cores with ASIL-D capabilities
  • Common IP set + application specific IP


  • 90% software reuse within domain and 40% across domains
  • Identical software development environment
  • Common instruction set, memory map, reset, clock, interrupt

Over-the-Air Updates (OTA)

  • Zero downtime with full rollback options
  • Upgradability for all car domains via secure gateway and common architecture
  • Hardware security engine in all processors offers the building blocks to implement end-to-end security in the entire vehicle architecture

S32 Automotive Processing Platform

Secure Over-the-Air Updates

The S32 Platform allows zero-downtime OTA capability to any S32 enabled car domains via a secure gateway and common domain architecture.

Fault Recovery Rollbacks

With the memory flexibility in the S32 Platform, multiple firmware versions can be maintained to allow software roll back to ‘known good’ versions reducing the risk of installation failure.

Commitment to Longevity

The S32 Microcontrollers and Processors will support your developments through its longevity program. The NXP® Product Longevity program ensures a stable supply of S32 products for a minimum of 15 years.


Leading car makers are now using pre-silicon virtual prototypes and development tools available from our key 3rd-party partners. Individual products will be announced in the upcoming months.

For more information, contact your NXP sales representative.

What's New


New S32 Automotive Processing Platform Brings Future Vehicles to Market Faster

The S32 Platform offers performance, software integration and safety and security for your automotive design.


S32 Automotive Processing Platform Features and Benefits

Take a quick look at the main features and benefits of the S32 Platform for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles.