NXP Delivers First RoadLINK Product

NXP Delivers First RoadLINK Product 
First Car-to-X Communications Product, SAF5100, Now Sampling With
Major Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) --
10/11/13 --   NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced
that the SAF5100, the first product from the RoadLINK(TM) range, is
now available for automotive customer design-in. The SAF5100 is a
flexible software-defined radio processor for car-to-car (C2C) and
car-to-infrastructure (C2I) communication, helping to realize NXP's
vision for a complete C2X (C2C+C2I) solution. Scheduled for mass
production in the second half of 2014, the SAF5100 is also the first
product to become generally available from the MK4 reference design
for connected vehicles, following its unveiling in July by NXP and
Cohda Wireless, a leading specialist in wireless communication for
automotive safety applications.  
The product introduction follows successful C2X field trials
worldwide with an earlier version of the SAF5100, such as the simTD
trial in Germany; the ongoing Safety Pilot Model Deployment conducted
by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
(UMTRI) in the US; and the SCORE@F trial in France.  
"With proven success in major car-to-X communications trials, our
chips have already set important benchmarks in terms of mobility
performance and flexibility. By making the SAF5100 chip available for
evaluation by major car manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers, we are
now one step closer in realizing the vision of enabling a complete
C2X infrastructure -- with the goal of bringing the first C2C and C2I
solutions to vehicles from 2015/2016 onwards," said Torsten Lehmann,
senior vice president and general manager, car entertainment
solutions, NXP Semiconductors. "NXP is committed to connecting the
car to reduce CO2 emissions, reduce traffic congestion, avoid
accidents, and ultimately save lives." 
The SAF5100 processor is fully programmable and can support unique
algorithms to improve reception in wireless communication. The
SAF5100 can support multiple wireless standards as well as different
OEM antenna configurations like 802.11p antenna diversity, providing
OEMs with the flexibility to support emerging standards across
multiple regions via firmware updates. It also provides best-in-class
wireless link performance via the 802.11p firmware from Cohda
Wireless, which is a fully integrated part of the solution. With a
12-mm x 12-mm LFBGA package, the SAF5100 has a very small PCB
footprint which allows the 802.11p receiver to fit into confined
spaces, and significantly reduces bill of materials (BOM) costs. The
unique software-defined radio approach allows OEMs to deploy a global
C2X solution based on a single hardware platform with end-of-line
configurability by firmware download. 
NXP's "connected car" technology allows cars to communicate
wirelessly with each other and with traffic infrastructure,
exchanging data including location, speed and direction. This allows
for 360-degree driver awareness to improve road safety by reducing
collisions, warning of potential hazards, and avoiding traffics jams.
In April, NXP and Cohda Wireless became the first automotive
electronics suppliers to join leading car manufacturers in signing
the landmark CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU), aimed at implementing harmonized technology for
wireless communication between cars, or between cars and
infrastructure, in Europe. 
Key Features of the SAF5100 


 
--  Software-Defined Radio processor for global C2X standards, covering
    Europe, US and Japan
--  Support for different OEM antenna configurations and different
    diversity schemes
--  Best-in-class 802.11p reception performance and communication range
    for mobility use cases even in non-line-of-sight conditions
--  Flexible use case management allowing field updates -- to adapt to
    existing standards as they evolve, and to support new regional
    standards if and when they are introduced
--  AEC-Q100 qualification available in 2014

  
Links: 


 
--  VIDEO: Car-to-X communications: NXP connects the car to the Internet
    of Things: http://youtu.be/LGykjQZoQ4c
--  VIDEO: Connecting the in-car experience: http://youtu.be/CLcnhGb1aHI
--  NXP connects the car: http://www.nxp.com/connected-mobility

  
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