i.MX 8XLite applications processor focus on secure V2X and industrial IoT applications

From NXP Semiconductors comes the release of the i.MX 8XLite applications processor focused on secure V2X and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SoC features NXP’s integrated EdgeLock security and is targeted at meeting FIPS 140-3 while simultaneously executing complex cryptography and processing telematics data.

FIPS 140-3 is a US government security standard for cryptographic modules used in various applications, including V2X and critical infrastructure applications.

The applications processor offers carmakers the opportunity to expand V2X benefits to entry level vehicles. It enables fleet management for automated vehicles and, says NXP, reduces operational costs via enhanced traffic control, improved traffic flow and optimised path planning. Industrial IoT developers can leverage the SoC in secure wireless, Ethernet and control area networking applications such as industrial vehicle management, building control and safety systems, solar power generation, EV charging stations and access controllers.

The i.MX 8XLite 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 NXP’s RoadLink V2X solution or as a standalone accelerator. Its vehicle-to-infrastructure capability helps vehicles communicate with roads, bridges and roadside units to obtain information about road conditions ahead. Its car-to-car communication enables cars to communicate via 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.”

NXP Semiconductors is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial and IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.61 billion in 2020.

For more information go to http://nxp.com/iMX8XLite

Latest News from Softei

This news story is brought to you by softei.com, the specialist site dedicated to delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news. To stay up-to-date, register to receive our weekly newsletters and keep yourself informed on the latest technology news and new products from around the globe. Simply click this link to register here: Softei Registration