Current Autosar solutions, Arccore aserts, are often complex and require a significant initial investment cost. This limits their adoption and in turn, innovation in automotive platforms. Hence, it offers its starter kit, that includes the Arctic Core basic software, the Arctic Studio tool chain and a Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL) from NXP. Components are available free of charge with a 60-day evaluation license and are fully integrated in an integrated development environment (IDE). Combined with the S32K MCU family’s future-proof features, broad scalability and automotive-grade software tools, the kit provides a new starting point for developers of traditional and emerging Autosar applications.
Arctic Core contains a full set of features required for Automotive ECUs including communication, diagnostic and ISO 26262 compliant safety services, and a real-time operating system. Arctic Studio IDE provides a complete software development environment based on the Eclipse framework. The MCAL software components enable access to the MCU’s peripherals including communication and control ports for input/output.
Dr. Andreas Both, Global Marketing Manager for Automotive Software in NXP’s Automotive Microcontrollers and Processors Business Line comments, “With the S32K family designed into 11 of the top 15 global OEMs, Arccore’s new starter kit provides an ideal bridge for developers to gain access to expansive automotive vehicle platforms.”
The S32K starter kit will be available to download at www.arccore.com in November 2017.