NXP Semiconductors has chosen to integrate u-blox positioning and wireless communications modules in their new OrangeBox connectivity domain controller (CDC) development platform. OrangeBox simplifies in-car architectures by unifying current and emerging wireless interfaces into a single, security-enhanced connectivity domain controller.
The u-blox JODY-W3 module will to provide OrangeBox with Wi-Fi 6 and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.3 technologies, and the ZED-F9K GNSS receiver will be used to deliver decimeter-level positioning accuracy. Modern automobiles use a variety of wireless technologies to deliver key driver features including infotainment and advanced safety functionalities. OrangeBox is aimed to simplify in-car architectures by unifying current and emerging wireless interfaces into a single, security-enhanced connectivity domain controller.
OrangeBox incorporates the scalable i.MX 8XLite applications processor, an S32K safety co-processor, and the wireless connectivity required to implement secure car access, V2X, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® LE, UWB and cellular connectivity between the vehicle and the outside world in a secure and safe manner. “OrangeBox provides a comprehensive and secure consolidation of automotive wireless technologies for tomorrow’s software-defined vehicle architecture,” said Jeff James, Senior Director of Marketing for Connected Automotive at NXP Semiconductors.
Automotive Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3
JODY-W3 is one of the first modules on the market to offer IEEE 802.11ax – or Wi-Fi 6 – and provides dual-mode Bluetooth 5.3, and targets the automotive market. It supports a wide spectrum of automotive use cases, including enhanced in-car infotainment, with ultra-HD video streaming on multiple displays, screen mirroring, and wireless back-up cameras. Wi-Fi 6 also supports Over-the-Air (OTA) software and firmware upgrades, even in dense deployment scenarios and challenging environments, such as underground car parks.
The ZED-F9K (GNSS) module is a high-precision positioning solution with embedded RTK and IMU sensors. An ideal for ADAS, V2X, and Augmented reality navigation, the module delivers decimeter level accuracy for automotive mass market applications when complemented with augmentation services. With integrated RTK and IMU sensors, the ZED-F9K is ready to use together with the u-blox ANN-MB antenna and a correction service for fast performance evaluation.
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