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NXP releases i.MX 8XLite SoC to address V2X and IIoT applications.

NXP Semiconductors has released its new i.MX 8XLite applications processor focused on secure V2X and industrial IoT applications.

The SoC features NXP’s integrated EdgeLock security and is targeted to meet FIPS 140-3 while simultaneously executing highly complex cryptography and processing telematics data. FIPS 140-3 is a U.S. government security standard for cryptographic modules used in a variety of applications, including V2X and critical infrastructure applications.

The processor offers carmakers the opportunity to expand V2X benefits to entry level vehicles and enables fleet management for automated vehicles, reducing 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 (CAN) 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 will help vehicles to communicate with roads, bridges and roadside units to obtain information about upcoming road conditions. 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.”

Neil Tyler

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