Development kits from Synopsys now support NXP’s S32G network processor

Virtualiser development kits (VDKs) from Synopsys now support NXP’s S32G vehicle network processor. The kit is available to Tier 1s, OEMs and software ecosystem vendors 18 months before silicon availability.

The VDK has been used by NXP’s teams to develop the S32G enablement software and firmware. The software development kits use a virtual prototype as the embedded target to enable Tier 1s, OEMs and semiconductor companies to start software development, integration, and test months in advance of hardware availability. This allows them to increase fault and coverage testing and accelerate testing cycles, says Synopsys.

NXP’s S32G vehicle network processor enables service-oriented gateways for rapid over-the-air (OTA) deployment of new capabilities and advanced edge-to-cloud analytics. According to Synopsys, it accelerates the shift to simplified domain and zonal-based vehicle architectures. Powerful processing, networking and safety and security support increase integration complexity and testing requirements for automotive software developers. Flexible and scalable solutions for software development and test can be deployed by transitioning from a physical to a virtual environment.

The Synopsys VDK for S32G has been used to develop the S32G software and firmware, advanced drivers, Linux, AutoSAR and automotive operating systems.

“The availability of the Synopsys VDK for our S32G Vehicle Network processor has been critical to enabling earlier software development for our teams, our ecosystem, and our lead customers,” said Ray Cornyn, vice president and general manager, vehicle network processors at NXP Semiconductors. “Our collaboration with Synopsys enables access to an integrated virtual development solution, including Synopsys VDK and NXP software offerings that help automotive system developers leverage the advanced features of the S32G and accelerate their software development, integration, and test.”

“With the combination of hardware security, ASIL D safety, high-performance real-time and application processing, and network acceleration for service-oriented gateways, domain controllers, and safety coprocessor, NXP is enabling a whole new range of automotive applications,” said Tom De Schutter, vice president of engineering at Synopsys. “As a result of our close collaboration, the VDK for S32G is now available to Tier 1 and OEM companies worldwide, enabling them to transition from physical development, integration and test to a more powerful and scalable virtual environment.”

The Synopsys VDK for the NXP S32G platform is available now.

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