“Under the vision of carbon neutrality, the process of global vehicle electrification is advancing in an all-round way. How to accurately grasp the trend of next-generation vehicle electrification and Electronic and electrical architecture changes in this process, and how to get ahead in advance and seize the opportunity in this round of “unseen major changes in a century” in the automotive industry are questions that people are thinking about. .
Under the vision of carbon neutrality, the process of global vehicle electrification is advancing in an all-round way. How to accurately grasp the trend of next-generation vehicle electrification and electronic and electrical architecture changes in this process, and how to get ahead in advance and seize the opportunity in this round of “unseen major changes in a century” in the automotive industry are questions that people are thinking about. .
At the 4th World New Energy Vehicle Conference (WNEVC 2022) held recently, Mr. Zhou Xiang, Marketing Director of NXP Semiconductors, delivered a keynote speech on the topic of “NXP Empowers Next-Generation Electric Platform and Electronic and Electrical Architecture”. It comprehensively explained NXP, as the head “player” of the global automotive electronic semiconductor industry, its prediction of the future development trend of automotive electronics, and how NXP has carefully planned to actively promote the process of this trend.
Today, we organize the essence of the “dry goods” in this speech as follows and share with you.
In the field of automotive electronic semiconductors, NXP is the world’s leading supplier. This leading position is not only reflected in NXP’s very rich automotive electronics product portfolio and reliable production capacity, but also in NXP’s expertise in providing innovative solutions for the industry, covering entertainment systems, digital keys, body networking, Radar, electrification, etc.
Vehicle electrification is an important focus of NXP. In this field, NXP’s product coverage is very extensive, and it is completely provided to customers as a total solution.
At present, in the field of BMS battery management, an increasingly close “triangular” relationship has been formed among car companies, battery factories, and semiconductor companies. The advantage of the overall solution is that when a certain product is in short supply and becomes a “short board” in the supply chain, the problem will be quickly solved within the company. Therefore, NXP’s solutions are widely used by domestic and foreign OEMs.
The main demands of today’s BMS customers can be summarized as follows: simplifying the BOM system and reducing costs; extending cruising range and supporting fast charging; adopting a new domain control architecture, reusable software and hardware platforms; and ensuring mass production capacity. In these points, NXP has obvious advantages, which can solve customer pain points in a targeted manner, and provide unique added value such as sophisticated efficiency, scalability, overall system optimization and functional safety.
The change of electronic and electrical (EE) architecture is the general trend of new energy vehicles, which will completely reshape the EE architecture of the whole vehicle. The flat EE architecture has two development directions in the future. One is based on domain control and integrated in a functional way, such as autonomous driving as a domain, chassis as a domain, power system as a domain, and body as a domain. ; The other direction is to integrate according to the position, that is, the very popular ZCU architecture, which divides the whole vehicle into left domain, right domain, front domain, and rear domain, which greatly saves the wiring harness.
In line with this development trend, NXP has launched the S32 automotive platform, which covers automotive MPU and MCU products, provides a scalable and consistent architecture, and can make full use of software reuse to save high software development costs. This means that for engineers, if the R&D team is familiar with an S32 solution from NXP, it is easy to reuse it in other applications.
This year, NXP released a new series of S32Z and S32E real-time processors, which mainly support the development of functional safety and power domain control, and provide assistance for the development of new energy vehicles.
At present, the S32 automotive platform is more and more accepted by the market. In the future, NXP will continue to introduce new products and improve the product portfolio to provide support for the entire series of automotive electronic applications and accelerate the transformation of automotive electronic and electrical architecture.
In conclusion, NXP has made electrification and electronic architecture a strategic direction of the company and provides unique value to customers through a rich product portfolio and complete solutions. At the same time, NXP clearly recognizes that “the future of the new energy vehicle market is in China”. Therefore, NXP is willing to design for China, listen to the needs of Chinese customers, and transform these needs into innovative products.
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