Product Release Announcement
NXP Model-Based Design Toolbox
for S32K1xx – version 4.2.0
Austin, Texas, USA
July 20, 2020
The Automotive Processing, Model-Based Design Tools Team at NXP Semiconductors, is pleased to announce the release of the Model-Based Design Toolbox for S32K1xx version 4.2.0. This release supports automatic code generation for S32K1xx peripherals and applications prototyping from MATLAB/Simulink for NXP S32K1xx Automotive Microprocessors. This new release adds support for S32K142W and S32K144W, Battery Management Systems (support for MC3377xB), EEEPROM R/W operations, integration with Simulink Motor Control Blockset and Battery Management System Toolbox, new community requested features (like I2C multi transfer block, S32Design Studio importer for Simulink models, LIN CRC configuration) and many other various new functionalities to help customers with rapid prototyping with NXP S32K microcontrollers.
NXP Model-Based Design Toolbox for S32K1xx issues are tracked through NXP Model-Based Design Tools Community space.
Special Simulink Blocks have been added to simplify the way a user can initialize such a controller, read vital parameters (like cell voltage, stack voltage, temperature, current) and manage the whole system. The entire suite of blocks is easily integrated within the new Battery Management Toolbox from Mathworks, so users can leverage these algorithms on top of our blocks.
These blocks allow users to make read/write operations to non-volatile memory (useful in applications that require parameters/states to be saved even when powered-off):
New examples added for the following parts:
Additionally, Motor Control blocks can be easily integrated with the Motor Control Blockset from Mathworks, so users can leverage these algorithms on top of our existing blocks.
We extended support for our toolbox to cover a wider range of MATLAB releases – starting from R2016a and going up to R2020a. This way we want to avoid locking out users that have constraints regarding MATLAB versions.
In our efforts to make NXP’s Model-Based Design Toolbox for S32K1xx version 4.2.0 fit the needs of the users, we have added the following requested features/updates:
- Added new I2C multi transfer block
- S32 Design Studio importer functionality extended for referenced models projects
- Updated LIN blocks to add CRC type configuration
- Updated ADC blocks to enable auto-calibration
Approximatively 300 examples available as part of the toolbox that exercise all the functionalities supported
For more details, features and how to use the new functionalities, please refer to the Release Notes document attached.
The NXP Model-Based Design Toolbox extends the MATLAB® and Simulink® experience by allowing customers to evaluate and use NXP’s S32K1xx MCUs and evaluation boards solutions out-of-the-box with:
This release (4.2.0) is intended for technology demonstration, evaluation purposes and prototyping for S32K116, S32K118, S32K142, S32K144, S32K146, S32K148, S32K142W and S32K144W MCUs and Evaluation Boards.
Examples, Trainings and Support: https://community.nxp.com/community/mbdt