NXP – MCUs combine scalable, future- proof features with automotive-grade software development kit


NXP Semiconductors’ S32K1 is a family of AEC-Q100 qualified microcontrollers based on 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F or Cortex-M0+ cores which are suitable for a wide range of automotive and high-reliability industrial applications.

The family consists of scalable MCU families which are hardware- and software-compatible, giving the user a choice of performance, memory and feature options, and easy migration from one device to another.

The features of the S32K1 MCUs include an interface to the high-speed CAN FD communication bus, a Secure Hardware Extension (SHE)-compliant Cryptographic Services Engine compressed (CSEc) hardware security module, and support for the ISO26262 functional safety standard to the ASIL-B grade. Multiple low-power operating modes are available, and the S32K1 also provides autonomous, low-power analogue, communication and timer peripherals.

Users of the MCU can take advantage of a pre-qualified, automotive-grade software development kit which includes low-level drivers for all MCU peripherals, and which is embedded in NXP’s free S32 Design Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

This Eclipse-based IDE supports the AUTOSAR software architecture and its Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL), and is compatible with third-party compilers and debuggers.



  • Operating frequency:
    • ARM Cortex-M4F up to 112MHz
    • ARM Cortex-M0+ up to 48MHz
  • Up to 2Mbytes of Flash and 256kbytes of RAM, both with Error Correcting Code (ECC)
  • EEPROM FlexMemory
  • Support for AES-128 cryptography algorithm
  • Operating-temperature range: -40°C to 125°C
  • NXP’s product longevity programme guarantees minimum 15 years’ assured supply


  • Body control
  • Climate control
  • Exhaust gas after-treatment
  • Motor control
  • Powertrain companion chip
  • Passive safety systems
  • Parking assistance
  • Immobilisers
  • Battery management
  • Pump and fan controllers
  • Airbags
  • Infotainment modules
  • Gateways
  • Industrial automation
  • Avionics
  • Medical equipment

This ArduinoTM-compatible board is suitable for evaluating the S32K144 and S32K142 MCUs.

Orderable Part Number: S32K144EVB-Q100X