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Infineon, Xilinx and Xylon team up for new microcontroller solutions

Infineon Technologies, in co-operation with Xilinx and Xylon have developed a new Xylon IP core called logiHSSL.

The solution enables high-speed communication between Infineon’s AURIX TC2xx and TC3xx microcontrollers and Xilinx’ SoC, MPSoC and FPGA devices via the Infineon High Speed Serial Link (HSSL).

This serial link supports baudrates of up to 320 Mbaud at a net payload data-rate of up to 84%.

The HSSL is an Infineon native interface, low-cost in regards to pin-count as it requires only five pins – two LVDS with two pins each and one clk pin.

So far, the HSSL interface is used to exchange data between AURIX devices and customer ASICs for performance or functional extension.

Now, the new IP core will allow system developers to combine safety and security provided by AURIX with the wide range of functional possibilities brought to the table by the Xilinx devices. Linked devices can access and control each other’s internal and connected resources through the HSSL.

“Our AURIX microcontrollers are the market reference for many safety-critical applications, for example in advanced driver assistance and automated driving,” said Ralf Koedel, Marketing Director Microcontrollers at Infineon. “Now, we are creating new options for our customers in emerging applications that are both performance-hungry and safety-critical.”

To support development activities the partners are offering a starter kit that includes a Xilinx evaluation kit an Infineon AURIX evaluation board and a Xylon FMC board.

Kit deliverables include the reference design with the test software application, Xylon’s logicBRICKS evaluation licenses, documentation and technical support.

Neil Tyler

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