HARMAN & NXP Expand Connected Car Partnership for V2V, OTA & Radio

NXP and HARMAN have expanded their 15-year collaboration to speed up time-to-market for connected car solutions including OTA, V2X and software audio.

The NXP and HARMAN partnership recognizes the implications consumers’ expectations of infotainment user experiences and its potential to impact almost every technology field and application.

To tackle infotainment of the future, NXP and HARMAN will expand their collaboration in emerging technology areas, including over-the-air updates, secure V2X communication and software-defined radio.

The two companies will further expand their partnership in technologies supporting the connected in-car experience, including tuners, digital signal processors, amplifiers and applications processors.

As a lead customer for NXP’s latest generation of NXP infotainment solutions, HARMAN will work with NXP on pre-development work, including co-writing the product specs, the exchange of early samples and continuing to demonstrate new vehicle concepts with partners such as Rinspeed.


NXP’s Infotainment Solutions

  • Complete portfolio of easy-to-use car infotainment platforms with integrated audio featuring SAF4000 software-defined radio covering all global in-car infotainment and broadcast standards, high-performance i.MX 8 applications processors and smart Class D amplifiers.
  • Software-defined radio SoC SAF4000, a high-performance software configurable multi-standard radio & audio device enabling HARMAN for a low-risk, and low R&D global infotainment solution for all radio standards (AM/FM/HD/DAB/DRM/CDR), with a minimum of radio hardware variants, simplifying qualification runs.
  • i.MX applications processors have been deployed in over 92 million vehicles. The latest i.MX 8 series is a highly scalable, powerful applications processor family designed to revolutionize multi-display user experiences in future connected cars. Samples are available. Customers using i.MX 8 + SAF4000 will benefit from a full NXP solution with reference design and software enablement.
  • NXP has delivered 400 million car amplifiers in the past 10 years. The new TDF8534 is the market’s first fully digital amplifier. It has the smallest footprint available for five channels.