STMicroelectronics and Virscient collaborate on connected-car systems

February 27, 2019  - By
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STMicroelectronics (ST) and Virscient are collaborating to enable faster delivery of connected-car systems with ST’s Telemaco3P automotive application processors. Virscient offers support to ST customers in the development and delivery of advanced automotive applications based on the ST Modular Telematics Platform (MTP).

STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications. Virscient is a provider of hardware and software development services and support for customers building automotive solutions using ST’s Telemaco3P secure telematics and connectivity processors.

Virscient’s connected-car systems rely on technologies such as GNSS (precise positioning), LTE/cellular modems, V2X technologies, Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy.

MTP is a comprehensive development and demonstration platform incorporating ST’s Telemaco3P telematics and connectivity microprocessor. MTP enables the rapid prototyping and development of smart-driving applications, including vehicle connectivity to back-end servers, road infrastructure and other vehicles, the companies said.

The Telemaco3P incorporates Dual-Arm Cortex-A7 processors with an embedded hardware security module (HSM), an independent Arm Cortex-M3 subsystem, and a set of connectivity interfaces. With security at its core, and considerable flexibility in both hardware and software configurations, the Telemaco3P provides an excellent platform for connectivity within the vehicular environment.

“We chose to collaborate with Virscient for Telemaco3P-based designs because of their differentiated expertise in the development of embedded systems and wireless technologies, and their proven track record of helping customers take connected products from concept to market,” said Philippe Prats, head of EMEA marketing and application for STMicroelectronics’ automotive and discrete products. “The Telemaco3P platform enables our customers to deliver new categories and products in automotive telematics. By working with Virscient, we make this exciting technology accessible to a broader range of innovative companies.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Dr. Murray Pearson, CEO of Virscient, said, “We’re thrilled to work with STMicroelectronics to enable more companies to deliver innovative and market-leading platforms using the Telemaco3P devices.”

“ST and Telemaco3P are setting the security standard for processor and connectivity solutions in vehicular telematics. By leveraging Virscient’s hardware and software development capabilities, and our considerable experience with embedded wireless and connectivity technologies, Telemaco3P customers can push the envelope, and get their products to market quicker than ever.”

ST and Virscient are exhibiting the Modular Telematics Platform within the ST Automotive Telematics Ecosystem at Embedded World, ST stand (Hall 4A-138), Feb. 26-28, in Nuremberg, Germany.