Infineon and GHS collaborate on automotive safety and security solutions

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Infineon Technologies and Green Hills Software, a specialist in embedded safety and security, are to provide a complete ecosystem for the development and deployment of advanced safety applications for the automotive industry.

The collaboration will combine Infineon’s TRAVEO T2G Body and TRAVEO T2G Cluster microcontrollers (MCUs) with Green Hills’ production-proven software solutions comprising: the ultra-small and fast, ASIL-certified, μ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS), and the ASIL-certified MULTI advanced development environment.

By integrating these technologies, both companies are providing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a complete solution that offers dependable and production-ready software to ensure that automotive applications can be deployed safely.

As the digitalisation of the automotive industry continues so OEMs are looking to provide consumers with new applications to differentiate their vehicles. Equally as important to OEMs is ensuring the safety and security of applications within their vehicles.

The collaboration between Infineon and Green Hills will be able to provide OEMs with a comprehensive solution that is also easy to deploy, reducing costs and improving both developer productivity and product time-to-market.

Infineon’s TRAVEO T2G Body MCU family addresses a broad variety of automotive applications, including body control modules, door, window, sunroof and seat control units as well as in-cabin smartphone terminals and wireless charging units. The TRAVEO T2G Cluster for instrument cluster enables a more robust and feature-rich graphics engine for automotive display systems, including extensive scalability, covering the conventional gauge instrument cluster, hybrid instrument cluster and virtual instrument cluster.

Green Hills’ µ-velOSity RTOS is a fast and easy-to-programme, memory-efficient real-time operating system for a wide range of applications, including those with ASIL requirements. It only needs a few kilobytes of ROM and boots quickly in a minimum of processor cycles.

The ultra-small context switch time and fast kernel service calls of this operating system (OS) also make it suitable for real-time automotive functions.

Its concise application programming interface (API) reduces development time and improves product maintainability, cutting costs and speeding up time-to-market. In addition, for developers moving from standalone or no-OS configurations, µ-velOSity provides a well-established migration path.

The joint solution from Infineon and Green Hills is available now.