V2X/C-V2X: NORDSYS INTRODUCES HYBRID V2X COMMUNICATION PLATFORM WAVEBEE PLUS 8

New modular hardware platform from V2X specialists with dynamic switching of radio modes



Brunswick (Germany), in September 2021 – NORDSYS GmbH, a leading provider of V2X system solutions, introduces a new member of the waveBEE product family: The waveBEE plus 8 is the first development and communication platform with triple connectivity for series development of V2X applications. It supports the V2X standard ITS-G5 IEEE 802.11p as well as C-V2X according to 3GPP PC5 Sidelink and Uu-Mode in a single device. The special feature: Switching between the two radio modes ITS-G5 and PC5 can be program-controlled without the need for a reboot or reconfiguration.

For the waveBEE plus 8, a new modular hardware platform called WMP was developed, which is based on 17 years of experience in V2X development and represents the future core for the entire waveBEE ecosystem. As V2X software, the proven waveBEE stack with its developer-friendly WDS programming interface continues to be used.  This provides a uniform platform for a variety of solutions across the entire product development cycle for global markets and standards: Starting from application development up to testing and validation of V2X functions for North America, Europe and China.

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Strong processor and security module

Equipped with a powerful i.MX8 application processor, the waveBEE plus 8 also offers sufficient reserves for future applications. A hardware security module (HSM) is already integrated. Furthermore, the device scores with an Ethernet connection, CAN bus interface, WiFi, LTE as well as GNSS. The operating temperature range is from -40°C to +85°C. All this fits into compact dimensions of 170 x 167 x 35 mm.

New platform also basis for further waveBEE products

In addition to its use as an On Board Unit (OBU) in the waveBEE plus 8, the new waveBEE Modular Platform from NORDSYS also serves as the basis for the waveBEE road RSU (Road-Side-Unit) as well as the test and simulation platforms waveBEE to-go and the HiL system waveBEE hive.

Individual customer adaptations possible

"The modular design of the WMP allows us to quickly respond to customer requests and make project-specific adjustments," explains Manfred Miller, Managing Partner of NORDSYS. "The development of V2X applications can start immediately, while in parallel we have developed a customized hardware variant within a few weeks through our in-house prototype production. Porting the software is usually straightforward to the finished system."

Ready for ITS-G5 and 5G applications

The waveBEE Ecosystem offers the highest level of investment security for ITS-G5 or 5G applications due to the unified programming API and the support of the different standards.