Software for imaging radar processing for machine autonomy introduced by Green Hills and NXP Semiconductors

March 25, 2022
Common software and hardware architecture spanning the S32R45 and S32R41 radar processors enables designers to develop and reuse radar software.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., is introducing software support for imaging radar processors from NXP Semiconductors targeting machine autonomy and automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Through a technology partnership, the companies offer an integrated and scalable solution that brings together the NXP S32R45 dedicated 16-nanometer imaging radar processor with the pre-certified safety and security of the INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) and software development tools from Green Hills.

The common software and hardware architecture spanning the S32R45 and S32R41 radar image processing enables systems designers to develop and reuse radar software.

Radar sensors are a fundamental building block of automated driving. As vehicle designers and their suppliers race to add more automated driving features to more of their fleets,new imaging radar technologies, such as those found on the S32R45 and S32R41 radar processors, play an important role.

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At the same time, the underlying software real-time opRTOS faces more stringent requirements for safety and determinism in its role of controlling the processor and managing hardware-acceleration resources used by radar applications.

In addition, when the S32R45 takes on a domain controller role by running other additional software components at different levels of criticality, the RTOS must guarantee the safe separation of these components, access to resources, and freedom-of-interference running alongside the safety-critical radar applications.

The combined solution from NXP and Green Hills features power-efficient and scalable hardware and software for developing and deploying production-quality, high-performance radar processing applications.

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