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System-On-Module (SOM) Dedicated To Commercial Vehicles Supports Two CAN FD Interfaces

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Microsys Electronics announced its Miriac MPX‑LX2160A, a System-On-Module (SOM) dedicated to commercial vehicles and mobile systems. The module supports two CAN FD interfaces.

The module is based on the NXP LX2160A processor and offers 16 Arm Cortex-A72 cores, which are twice as many as its predecessors. The configuration meets the requirements of (artificial intelligence) edge server applications, autonomous driving, and situational awareness in cobot applications. Typical use cases are for V2X (Vehicle-to-Any) communications, e.g., edge servers in trains, planes, commercial vehicles, autonomous mobile systems, and functional safety applications.

The peripherals include two CAN FD ports, 100-Gbit/s Ethernet, two USB 3.0, SPI, I2C, and various other interfaces. A choice for PCIe 3.0 interfaces is also available. The overall processing performance is supported by a 50-Gbit/s security engine and a 100-Gbit/s compression/decompression engine. The operating temperature from -40 °C to + 85 °C and a power supply of 5 VDC to 12 VDC is possible. 

The board support package includes the bootloader configuration and the required Linux drivers. The module is available as an off-the-shelf component or a development kit with a carrier board plus cable set. 

After NXP announced their S32G vehicle network processor at this year’s CES show, Microsys created the Miriac MPX-S32G274A SOMs and development kits based on this central processing unit family. The system combines interfaces for the CAN Bus (18 CAN Bus and two CAN FD ports), Flexray, LIN, and Ethernet interfaces for automotive networking.

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