NXP Semiconductor – Complete hardware and software solution speeds development of touch-sensing interfaces


NXP Semiconductors offers a complete hardware and software solution which simplifies the implementation of touch-based user interfaces. The solution includes software which works simply and seamlessly with the NXP capacitive touch-sensing hardware IP on the company’s Kinetis E15Z series of microcontrollers. Designers who create touch-sensing interfaces based on the NXP touch solution will benefit from: […]

NXP Semiconductors – Automotive MCUs support functional safety designs


The S32K148 series from NXP Semiconductors are AEC-Q100 qualified 32-bit microcontrollers. Based on an Arm® Cortex®-M4F processor core operating at up to 112MHz, the S32K148 MCUs are ideally suited to use in automotive applications that require compliance with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. The features of the S32K MCUs include: • Scalability: S32K MCUs […]

NXP Semiconductors – Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networking reference design includes full software support


The LS1021A Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) reference design from NXP Semiconductors is a platform for designing systems which implement the IEEE TSN standard for reliable, real-time Ethernet-based communication. The board includes the QorIQ® Layerscape LS1021A industrial applications processor and the SJA1105T TSN switch from NXP. The LS1021A processor is supported by an industrial Linux software development […]

NXP Semiconductors – Demonstration system for contactless communication via NFC


NXP Semiconductors has created a device-to-device communication demonstration system which shows how bi-directional NFC technology can be used to replace a cable connection between two units or devices. The demonstration system is based on NXP’s CLRC663 plus NFC frontend and NTAG I2C plus connected tag IC. It demonstrates how NFC may be used for: • […]

NXP Semiconductors – Development kit features MCU with integrated 2.4GHz radio


The FRDM-KW41Z from NXP Semiconductors is a development kit based on the Kinetis® W series of wireless microcontrollers. The KW41Z MCUs feature an Arm® Cortex®-M0+ processor alongside an integrated 2.4GHz transceiver and can manage two protocol stacks in parallel. The on-board radio supports various wireless communications protocols: • Bluetooth® Smart and Bluetooth Low Energy v4.2 […]

NXP Semiconductors – Rapid prototyping kit accelerates design of secure IoT end nodes


NXP Semiconductors has launched a board which provides a rapid development platform for Internet of Things (IoT) nodes. The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit, which has the orderable part number SLN-RPK-NODE, is supplied with a comprehensive suite of tools and software, including a real-time operating system, drivers, middleware, applications for the iOS and Android® mobile operating […]

NXP – Computing at the edge: a new model for connected embedded systems


Cloud computing provides a new model for the operation of embedded systems, drawing on the advantages that virtualisation, massive scale and platform service models can offer. While cloud systems are flexible, they also impose a limitation: the workload they carry must not be too sensitive to network latency or restricted bandwidth. For applications in which […]

NXP – ‘Crossover’ processor marries high performance and integration with ease of use


NXP Semiconductors has introduced the i.MX RT1050, the first part in its new i.MX RT series of real-time applications processors. The i.MX RT1050 is the first in a series of ‘crossover processors’, which bridges the gap between traditional microcontrollers and i.MX applications processors, giving MCU users a means to gain valuable performance and integration improvements […]

NXP – Quad-core processor with multiple communications interfaces meets requirements of high-speed networked applications


The QorIQ LS1046A processor from NXP Semiconductors offers an impressive level of data-handling performance while providing interfaces for the most widely used high-speed communications protocols. The LS1046A’s high data-processing performance is enabled by its four 64-bit ARM® Cortex®-A72 cores combined with a packet- processing acceleration engine and a 2Mbyte L2 cache. It achieves performance of […]

NXP – PMICs provide highly integrated power solution for MCUs or applications processors

NXP Semiconductors supplies a wide range of Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs), which provide high-performance power- management solutions for various applications in the automotive, consumer and industrial markets. Use of a PMIC provides a highly integrated alternative to the implementation of a circuit based on multiple discrete components. NXP PMICs integrate power management, system control, […]