NXP Smart Buildings — Engineered for the Future

By Rob GrayAugust 22, 2016

NXP’s smart building solutions bolster energy efficiency, curtail maintenance cost, and facilitate better access to technology through the integrated systems. Engineered for the future, the cutting-edge solutions meet the environmental and energy-efficient requirements of today’s smart buildings — including HVAC, monitoring and security, building access, lighting, networking and control.

“In creating the Internet of Things, including the smart building and smart environment, NXP helps companies who may not be fully aware of the possibilities today’s technologies offer to realize the many possibilities on offer,” says Mark Hamersma, General Manager Emerging Businesses at NXP.

Key Features of NXP’s Smart Building Solutions

Based on the IoT ecosystem, NXP’s smart building solutions serve varied functionalities, in diversified smart building areas like Smart Hospital, Access and Remote Control, Warehouse and Asset Tracking, Metrocell Base Station and Smart Access Management.

Smart Hospital Solutions

NXP microprocessors, designed for smart hospital solutions, feature a combination of communication modules such as USB, Ethernet, SCI, and controllers. The integrated hardware provides patient comfort, easy facilitation of tests, and secure data transmission. NXP’s smart hospital solutions are modelled to acquire patient health data through increased efficiency and advanced automation. Automated health data that can be collected and registered, include -

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Glucose
  • Spirometry

Access and Remote Control

NXP offers the most comprehensive industry-leading solutions for the modern smart buildings. NXP’s standalone feature for access and remote control includes radio-frequency devices, optimized for wireless access, control, and monitoring of consumer and industrial smart buildings. Radio Frequency (RF) Communications open up a vast array of additional functionalities that can be integrated into the smart building environment. Some of the key features include:

  • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
  • Passive Entry (PE)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
  • Home and building control
  • Industrial Automation

Smart Warehouse and Asset Tracking solutions

NXP’s RFID technology, with its unique serialized identification, leverages large-scale automated asset tracking solutions for the smart warehouses. The RFID technology imprints tags on assets, enabling fast, responsive, accurate, and automatic tracking of inventory at much-reduced costs. The technology also facilitates enhanced security and controlled access to key assets that require secured storage.

Metrocell Base Station

NXP's Metrocell solutions are optimized for LTE (FDD and TDD) and WCDMA (HSPA+) metro base station applications. The Metrocell suit, featuring cutting-edge Power Architecture® technology cores, and StarCore DSPs, enable enhanced baseband hardware acceleration at ultra-high speeds and optimized cost.

Smart Access Management

NXP’s secure smart card and reader ICs, featuring contact, dual, and contactless interfaces, support a wide range of EEPROM configurations for logical access and control projects. The smart cards provide the highest level of advanced security support with three-factor authentication. Already an integral part of Smart City infrastructures, these cards can be implemented to gain logical and physical access to smart buildings, networks, software, and data files.

NXP Smart Building Solutions - Additional Benefits and Application Areas

This article is part 6 of the 7-part “Get Smart with NXP” series.