11 May 2012 32bit automotive mcus meet powertrain and safety requirements 32bit automotive mcus meet powertrain and safety requirements A new family of 32bit microcontrollers designed to meet the requirements of powertrain and safety applications in the automotive industry has been announced by Infineon. The multicore architecture of the new microcontrollers features up to three independent TriCore processor cores and is said to have double the performance of current devices. "The Aurix microcontroller family, with its best in class real time performance and high processing power, enables us to meet the increasing requirements of our next generation engine platforms: lower CO2 emissions at increased engine performance," said Josef Bast, head of powertrain electronics development at the Audi AG in Ingolstadt, Germany. Infineon says the Aurix architecture reduces workload when developing safety systems compliant with today's highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level, the ASIL D standard. It was also developed according to an audited ISO26262 compliant process and designed to efficiently meet ASIL D on application level. The platform is suitable for applications including the control of combustion engines, electrical and hybrid vehicles, transmission control units and advanced driver assistance systems. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.infineon.com Companies Infineon Technologies AG This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.