ARCCORE is broadening access to the rapidly evolving automotive market with the introduction of a new starter kit for NXP’s widely adopted S32K family of Arm Cortex-based MCUs. Automotive OEMs increasingly mandate the use of the open and industry-leading AUTOSAR standard in their ECUs where it simplifies development through software reuse and improved code quality and reliability.
Current AUTOSAR solutions, however, are often complex and require a significant initial investment cost. This limits their adoption and in turn, innovation in automotive platforms.
ARCCORE’s new S32K starter kit includes the market proven 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 a user-friendly 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.
“ARCCORE’s strength in automotive software development is built on advanced software tools and services and a proven track-record with leading OEMs,” said Thomas Winkler, Vice President Europe at ARCCORE.
“Our new S32K starter kit leverages this while demonstrating our unique ability to deliver AUTOSAR solutions for mass market developers of all experience and budget levels.”
“As a premium member of the AUTOSAR partnership NXP continues to develop its offering across its product lines for use in automotive and industrial applications,” said Dr. Andreas Both, Global Marketing Manager for Automotive Software in NXP’s Automotive Microcontrollers and Processors Business Line.
“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.”
ARCCORE is demonstrating the S32K starter kit plus its full product and service portfolio at ELIV 2017 (Oct. 18-19, 2017, Bonn) at booth # 139. The S32K starter kit will be available to download at www.arccore.com in November 2017. ARCCORE also supports NXP’s MPC5xxx Power Architecture MCU family.