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The Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway adds NXP's S32G Vehicle Network Processor featuring ASIL D safety, Linux/Android isolation, hardware security and accelerated vehicle networking.
The Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway adds NXP's S32G Vehicle Network Processor featuring ASIL D safety, Linux/Android isolation, hardware security and accelerated vehicle networking.
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Vehicle Networking Green Hills Software and NXP team up on secure platform for vehicle networking

| Author / Editor: Erika Granath / Erika Granath

Green Hills Software expands its Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway to enable global carmakers and their suppliers to add new levels of safe and secure performance while mixing applications with differing ASIL certification levels.

One of the world's leaders in embedded safety and security, Green Hill Software, announced yesterday that it has expanded its Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway to include the new S32G Vehicle Network Processor from NXP® Semiconductors.

The S32G Vehicle Network Processor is a market-defining high-performance vehicle network processor, combining traditional automotive CAN/LIN/FlexRay with high data rate Ethernet networking.

"Today's gateway and domain controller ECUs need high-performance solutions such as the breakout S32G Vehicle Network Processor with a scalable, safe and secure software architecture from proven partners like Green Hills," said Ray Cornyn, vice-president and general manager, Vehicle Network Processors at NXP Semiconductors in a press release.

Enable carmakers to mix applications more securely

Through the expansion, the Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway enables global carmakers and their suppliers to add new levels of safe and secure performance while mixing applications with differing ASIL certification levels, including open source environments such as Linux, to power the next generation of central gateways and domain controllers in production vehicle programs

The platform combines the newly-announced and segment-defining S32G Vehicle Network Processor with Green Hills Software products and services, which include: ASIL-certified INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS), INTEGRITY Multivisor® secure virtualization and integrated MULTI® development suite.

Lower electronics costs for vehicle manufacturers

In the past years, things like vehicle networking, domain controllers, and over-the-air services have played an increasingly important role for vehicle manufacturers looking to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Vehicle manufacturer's electronics costs skyrocketed in the last decade.

In their shift to the software-defined car, vehicle manufacturers are seeking new ways to lower their electronics costs and reduce schedule risk. This approach requires safe and secure consolidation of previously disparate hardware and software components—some requiring ASIL safety certifications and security keys and credentials—onto a single SoC platform. At the same time, higher network communication performance, guaranteed real-time determinism, and decreased development times remain crucially important.

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