Inside NXP’s OrangeBox: power controllers

Inside NXP’s OrangeBox: power controllers

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By Nick Flaherty

NXP Semiconductor’s BlueBox has been a key development tool for automotive engineers. The successor, the OrangeBox, contains a range of power management devices to support its automotive processors and wireless chips.

The single, security enhanced, modular development platform provides a unified interface between the vehicle’s gateway and its wired and wireless technologies.

The PF7100 is a 7-Channel Power Management Integrated Circuit PMIC for ASIL B safety level designs, supporting the i.MX8Lite applications processor for the Telematics, V2X and Industrial Control, as well as the S32K1 general purpose microcontroller.

The FS5600 automotive dual buck regulator and controller includes voltage monitors and watchdog timer for safety designs. The UJA1169ATK provides power management for the CAN bus that links many of the peripheral modules.

The dev kit includes the SXF1800 Secure Element IC for V2X Communication as well as the SAF5400 RoadLINK SAF5400 Single Chip Modem for V2X and the Trimension NCJ29D5 secure ultrawide band automotive chip alongside the 88Q909: 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.3 automotive chip.

NXP’s OrangeBox development platform consolidates wireless and wired connectivity as a modular platform for OEMs and Tier-1 developers to adapt to regional requirements.

“By consolidating automotive wireless technologies into a centralized domain controller with a high-speed connection to the vehicle gateway, we are creating a single pathway for the vehicle to seamlessly connect to the rest of the world,” said Dan Loop, Vice President and General Manager for Automotive Edge Processing at NXP. “Not only can this help to reduce costs and streamline development, it addresses a critical piece of the puzzle for data-enriched vehicles that require centralized, secure connectivity.”

The OrangeBox automotive development platform is expected to be available to customers in 1H 2023 after the launch at CES in the US in January.

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