NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 30 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. For more information, visit www.nxp.com.

NXP drives innovation for improved vehicle efficiency and connected mobility. Key applications are car entertainment, in-vehicle networking, car access and immobilizers, sensors and power MOSFETs. Furthermore, NXP is key supplier for Automotive Logic, Display Drivers, Interface Products, and Small-Signal Discrete circuits.

Previous experience

The SPITS Project is the specification and prototyping of a complete ITS environment including the On Board Unit, Road Side Unit and Back Office where NXP provided the telematics, Digital Audio Radio and WLAN 802.11p communications modules.

Connected Cruise Control CCC is a project focusing on Car2Car and Car2Infrastucture communications. Applications such as dynamic speed control and platooning were demonstrated using the NXP WLAN 802.11p solution.

Sensor City Assen is an ADAS FOT project that uses a combined TomTom navigation unit with NXP security and communication units for a number of city and urban applications.

Role in VRUITS

NXP contributes to VRU-MOVE with expertise in the areas of micro-electronics for the affordability and security in all aspects of Telematics (GPRC), short range communications (DSRC), multi-standard radio including DAB with ITS data channel, Near Field Communications (NFC) and Global Navigation Satellite Services (GNSS). Based on the work in WP2 to WP4 where NXP has a role as task leader in defining the communication channels, NXP will define and design a compact wearable communications prototype unit for VRU usage to be used in the two test sites in WP5. Low power, affordability, security and possibility for large scale market introduction will be driving factors. NXP will also have a technical support role w.r.t. communication in both test sites.