11 May 2012

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

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http://www.infineon.com

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Infineon Technologies AG

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