Freescale Semiconductor and IPextreme Inc. have agreed to make Freescale's FlexRay communication controller core available through IPextreme's Nexus IP Commercialization Program. IPextreme specializes in supplying complex semiconductor IP and software for automotive and consumer markets.
"We have chosen to deliver our communication controller core through IPextreme because of their global presence and demonstrated ability to package, market and support complex IP subsystems for a number of leading IP vendors,” said Juergen Weyer, vice president and general manager of Freescale's Transportation & Standard Products Group in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In April, Freescale and Royal Philips Electronics said that Philips plans to use Freescale’s FlexRay communications controller core. "Philips is integrating Freescale FlexRay Protocol Engine IP into our line of ARM-based automotive microcontrollers,” said Harry Inia, general manager, Automotive Business Line, and vice president, Philips Semiconductors. “Adopting the IP was faster and more cost effective than designing it from scratch, especially with the ensured interoperability," he added. “We look forward to IPextreme accelerating the adoption of FlexRay networks across the global industry by also promoting and supporting this FlexRay IP."