Eindhoven, Netherlands

NXP Semiconductors

www.nxp.com
Eindhoven, Netherlands

NXP Semiconductors is a Dutch semiconductor manufacturer. It is one of the worldwide top 20 semiconductor sales leaders and was founded in 1953, when the Philips Board started a semiconductor operation with manufacturing and development in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Formerly known as Philips Semiconductors, the company was sold by Philips to a consortium of private equity investors in 2006. The new name, NXP, stood for the consumer's "next experience", according to then-CEO Frans van Houten. On August 6, 2010, NXP completed its IPO, with shares trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol NXPI. On December 23, 2013, NXP Semiconductors was added to the NASDAQ 100.NXP Semiconductors provides mixed signal and standard product solutions based on its RF, analog, power management, interface, security and digital processing expertise. These semiconductors are used in a wide range of "smart" automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the company has approximately 24,000 employees working in more than 25 countries—including 3,300 employees in Research & Development—and reported sales of $4.358 billion in 2012. NXP's shipment-based revenue in Greater China is twice as big compared to Europe, and 8,000 of the company's employees are based in China.NXP is the co-inventor of near field communication technology along with Sony and supplies NFC chip sets which enable mobile phones to be used to pay for goods, and store and exchange data securely. NXP manufactures chips for eGovernment applications such as electronic passports; RFID tags and labels; and transport and access management, with the chip set and contactless card for MIFARE used by many major public transit systems worldwide.In addition, NXP manufactures automotive chips for in-vehicle networking, passive keyless entry and immobilization, and car radios. NXP invented the I²C interface over 30 years ago and is a supplier of I²C solutions. NXP is also a volume supplier of standard logic devices, and celebrated its 50 years in logic in March 2012.NXP currently owns approximately 11,000 issued or pending patents. Wikipedia.

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NXP Semiconductors | Date: 2017-05-17

A device for performing a mapping an input message to an output message by a keyed cryptographic operation, wherein the keyed cryptographic operation includes a plurality of rounds, including: a memory; and a processor in communication with the memory, the processor being configured to: split data processed in a first round to produce a first output and a second output, wherein the first output equals the second output; process a first input by a second round to produce a third output, wherein the first input is based upon the first output; process a second input by the second round to produce a fourth output, wherein the second input is based upon the second output; process a third input by a third round to produce a first share using a first weight, wherein the third input is based upon the third output; process a fourth input by the third round to produce a second share using a second weight, wherein the first and second weights are complementary, wherein the fourth input is based upon the fourth output; combine the first share and the second share to produce a combined output; and process the combined output by a fourth round.


There is disclosed a single-wire Interface bus transceiver system comprising: an I2C master, a master transceiver, a signal wire, a slave transceiver and an I2C slave, wherein the master transceiver is adapted to encode master data SDA and master clock SCL received from I2C master using Manchester code, generate master single wire signal and transfer it to the slave transceiver through the signal wire, the master transceiver is also adapted to decode Manchester-encoded slave signal received from the signal wire and transfer the decoded slave data to I2C master; the slave transceiver is adapted to encode slave data received from I2C slave using Manchester code, generate slave single wire signal and transfer it to the master transceiver through the signal wire, the slave transceiver is also adapted to decode Manchester-encoded master signal received from the signal wire, generate the recovered master clock and transfer the decoded master data and recovered master clock to I2C slave.


Patent
NXP Semiconductors | Date: 2017-02-15

A controller (202) for a horticultural lighting system comprising: a receiver (220) configured to receive a set of lighting parameters; and one or more output terminals configured to provide lighting control signalling to an LED array (210), wherein the lighting control signalling is configured to set one or more operating parameters of the LED array (210) in accordance with the received set of lighting parameters.


Patent
NXP Semiconductors | Date: 2017-09-13

A data conversion system and method are described. A first phase locked loop includes a controllable frequency oscillator circuit to receive a digital data stream and output a reference frequency signal, and includes an oscillator and at least one variable load connected to the oscillator which is controllable to tune the oscillator frequency and vary the frequency of the reference frequency signal. A second phase locked loop includes a divide by N function in a feedback loop (where N has an integer value), and receives the reference frequency signal and outputs a recovered clock signal corresponding to an oiiginal clock signal associated with the digital data stream. The recovered clock signal is used to clock a data converter to convert the digital data into an analog output signal.


Patent
NXP Semiconductors | Date: 2017-09-27

A speech-signal-processing-circuit configured to receive a time-frequency-domain-reference-speech-signal and a time-frequency-domain-degraded-speech-signal. The time-frequency-domain-reference-speech-signal comprises: an upper-band-reference-component with frequencies that are greater than a frequency-threshold-value; and a lower-band-reference-component with frequencies that are less than the frequencythreshold-value. The time-frequency-domain-degraded-speech-signal comprises: an upper-band-degraded-component with frequencies that are greater than the frequency-threshold-value; and a lower-band-degraded-component with frequencies that are less than the frequency-threshold-value. The speech-signal-processing-circuit comprises: a disturbance calculator configured to determine one or more SBR-features based on the time-frequency-domain-reference-speech-signal and the time-frequency-domaindegraded-speech-signal by: for each of a plurality of frames: determining a reference-ratio based on the ratio of (i) the upper-band-reference-component to (ii) the lower-bandreference-component; determining a degraded-ratio based on the ratio of (i) the upper-band-degraded-component to (ii) the lower-band-degraded-component; and determining a spectral-balance-ratio based on the ratio of the reference-ratio to the degraded-ratio; and (ii) determining the one or more SBR-features based on the spectral-balance-ratio for the plurality of frames.


Patent
NXP Semiconductors | Date: 2017-09-13

One example discloses an apparatus for charge recycling between a first power-domain operating at a first voltage and a second power-domain operating at a second voltage, including: a first power-delivery circuit configured to supply the first voltage to the first power-domain; and a second power-delivery circuit coupled to receive power from both the first power-delivery circuit and the first power-domain; wherein the second power-delivery circuit is configured to supply the second voltage to the second power-domain.


Patent
NXP Semiconductors | Date: 2017-09-13

A circuit (300) is provide comprising a first input coupled to a transmit data input (251) of a bus transceiver (210); and a first output (303, 304) coupled to a bus (111, 112). The circuit (300) is configured to be coupled in parallel with the bus transceiver (210). The circuit (300) is further configured to, in response to a dominant to recessive transition on the transmit data input (251), lower an impedance of the bus.


Patent
NXP Semiconductors | Date: 2017-09-13

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint sensing system is provided, comprising: at least one sensing element configured and arranged to generate a sensing characteristic; a detection unit configured and arranged to detect changes of said sensing characteristic over time; a processing unit configured and arranged to determine if the changes of said sensing characteristic substantially conform to a predefined liveness function. According to a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding fingerprint sensing method is conceived. According to a third aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding computer program product is provided.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: IoT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 25.43M | Year: 2017

Automated driving is expected to increase safety, provide more comfort and create many new business opportunities for mobility services. The market size is expected to grow gradually reaching 50% of the market in 2035. The IoT is about enabling connections between objects or things; its about connecting anything, anytime, anyplace, using any service over any network. There is little doubt that these vehicles will be part of the IoT revolution. Indeed, connectivity and IoT have the capacity for disruptive impacts on highly and fully automated driving along all value chains towards a global vision of Smart Anything Everywhere. In order to stay competitive, the European automotive industry is investing in connected and automated driving with cars becoming moving objects in an IoT ecosystem eventually participating in BigData for Mobility. AUTOPILOT brings IoT into the automotive world to transform connected vehicles into highly and fully automated vehicle. The well-balanced AUTOPILOT consortium represents all relevant areas of the IoT eco-system. IoT open vehicle platform and an IoT architecture will be developed based on the existing and forthcoming standards as well as open source and vendor solutions. Thanks to AUTOPILOT, the IoT eco-system will involve vehicles, road infrastructure and surrounding objects in the IoT, with a particular attention to safety critical aspects of automated driving. AUTOPILOT will develop new services on top of IoT to involve autonomous driving vehicles, like autonomous car sharing, automated parking, or enhanced digital dynamic maps to allow fully autonomous driving. AUTOPILOT IoT enabled autonomous driving cars will be tested, in real conditions, at four permanent large scale pilot sites in Finland, France, Netherlands and Italy, whose test results will allow multi-criteria evaluations (Technical, user, business, legal) of the IoT impact on pushing the level of autonomous driving.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: IoT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 34.71M | Year: 2017

The IoF2020 project is dedicated to accelerate adoption of IoT for securing sufficient, safe and healthy food and to strengthen competitiveness of farming and food chains in Europe. It will consolidate Europes leading position in the global IoT industry by fostering a symbiotic ecosystem of farmers, food industry, technology providers and research institutes. The IoF2020 consortium of 73 partners, led by Wageningen UR and other core partners of previous key projects such as FIWARE and IoT-A, will leverage the ecosystem and architecture that was established in those projects. The heart of the project is formed by 19 use cases grouped in 5 trials with end users from the Arable, Dairy, Fruits, Vegetables and Meat verticals and IoT integrators that will demonstrate the business case of innovative IoT solutions for a large number of application areas. A lean multi-actor approach focusing on user acceptability, stakeholder engagement and sustainable business models will boost technology and market readiness levels and bring end user adoption to the next stage. This development will be enhanced by an open IoT architecture and infrastructure of reusable components based on existing standards and a security and privacy framework. Anticipating vast technological developments and emerging challenges for farming and food, the 4-year project stays agile through dynamic budgeting and adaptive decision-making by an implementation board of representatives from key user organizations. A 6 M mid-term open call will allow for testing intermediate results and extending the project with technical solutions and test sites. A coherent dissemination strategy for use case products and project learnings supported by leading user organizations will ensure a high market visibility and an increased learning curve. Thus IoF2020 will pave the way for data-driven farming, autonomous operations, virtual food chains and personalized nutrition for European citizens.

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