TASKING, the embedded software division of Altium, has announced its new multi-core development environment for third-generation AURIX microcontrollers from Infineon.

This will allow TASKING and Infineon automotive customers to optimise performance for multi-core architecture for safety-critical applications.

“Infineon and TASKING have a longstanding relationship in expansion of software development tools for Tricore/AURIX,” said Ralf Ködel, Director Product Marketing Microcontroller at Infineon, “With this new environment, TASKING provides an innovative one-stop shop solution for our customers.”

This upcoming AURIX family of microcontrollers will be prepared for automotive applications such as future gateways, domain and zone controllers, engine management, electro-mobility, and advanced driver assistance systems. At the same time these microcontrollers have been designed to deliver the safety features, throughput, and power-efficient performance necessary to meet increasing AI computational requirements.

The new TASKING development environment is being developed according to Automotive SPICE Level 2 standards, with plans for TÜV certification according to ISO 26262 up to ASIL D.

This development environment provides compiler support for the new Parallel Processing Unit (PPU) from Synopsys, one of the main enhancements in the next generation AURIX family of microcontrollers, in addition to all instruction set architectures used in the next generation AURIX™ TC v1.8.

“These new capabilities from TASKING, empower our automotive customers to make safer traditional and autonomous vehicles, by providing them with a more expansive set of software development tools,” said Franz Maidl, Director Global TASKING Business. “This expansion also reinforces our relationship with Infineon as a partner of choice for Tricore/AURIX.”