New applications processor family for secure V2X and industrial IoT

NXP Semiconductors has released its new i.MX 8XLite applications processor centred on secure V2X and industrial IoT applications. The SoC highlights its integrated EdgeLock security and is aimed to meet FIPS 140-3 while simultaneously executing extremely complex cryptography and processing telematics data. FIPS 140-3 is a US government security standard for cryptographic modules employed in various applications, incorporating V2X and critical infrastructure applications.

The advanced applications processor provides carmakers with the opportunity to develop V2X benefits to entry-level vehicles. It facilitates fleet management for automated vehicles and decreases operational costs through enhanced traffic control, enhanced traffic flow and optimised path planning. Industrial IoT developers can use the SoC in secure wireless, Ethernet and CAN applications, including industrial vehicle management, building control and safety systems, EV charging stations, solar Power generation, access controllers and more.

The SoC is a member of the i.MX 8 series of applications processors, purpose-built with a V2X accelerator, which can be leveraged as part of the company’s RoadLink V2X solution or as a standalone accelerator. Its vehicle-to-infrastructure ability helps vehicles communicate with roads, bridges and roadside units to receive information about road conditions ahead. Its car-to-car communication allows cars to communicate through wireless technologies such as IEEE 802.11p, 5G and cellular, creating a network of similarly equipped vehicles to ‘see’ further ahead.

“We believe road safety is for everyone, and it should scale across vehicles and devices,” said Dan Loop, general manager, Automotive Edge Processing, NXP. “The i.MX 8XLite SoC offers the security and performance needed to expand the safety benefits of V2X into entry-level vehicles and into exciting new realms of unmanned industrial delivery and drone applications.”