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HARMAN software update gateway delivers secure OTA updates to the entire car; NXP first go-to-market partner

HARMAN has launched its HARMAN Software Update Gateway product with partner NXP Semiconductors (NXP) as the latest addition to the HARMAN Software Management portfolio. NXP’s secured gateway processors, embedded with the new HARMAN update management technology, will enable every ECU, regardless of memory, CPU or network resource, to benefit from secure OTA (over-the-air) updates.

In the past, updating ECUs in the car required a recall. Today, OTA updates are generally delivered only to the infotainment and telematics systems. With the HARMAN software, all ECUs, such as those running advanced driver assisted systems (ADAS), brakes and airbags, can be updated, eliminating the need for OEMs to issue a physical recall.

In addition, the software gateway can be installed on any car network gateway using NXP’s secured gateway processors eliminating direct contact with the Internet-connected telematics unit—a feature that enhances the security of all OTA updates.

The NXP MPC574xG secured gateway processors are the 3rd-generation device family in this market segment and are currently being designed into many premium cars.


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