Infineon expands XENSIV MEMS microphone portfolio

Infineon Technologies is expanding its automotive microphone portfolio with the introduction of the XENSIV MEMS microphone IM68A130A with a flat frequency response to frequencies below 10Hz.

The device builds on the successful launch of Infineon’s first automotive-qualified digital MEMS microphone, the IM67D130A.

The IM68A130A microphone features a flat frequency response, a stable phase response, and a very low frequency roll-off (LFRO = 10Hz). The high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR = 68dB(A)) and acoustic overload point (AOP = 130 dBSPL) provide enhanced speech performance, making it suitable for general-purpose microphones in any audio system. It can also be used for beamforming and ANC, where microphones are strategically placed in the cabin or at exterior locations to detect sounds in the cabin. An inverted sound wave is then generated through the audio speakers to reduce the sound level in the cabin.

The microphone is qualified according to the AEC-Q103-003 standard, which meets the requirements of the automotive industry. This helps to reduce the effort and risk of failure in module and system qualification. The product will be available for at least the typical lifecycle of a vehicle, enabling savings in design-in effort and the development of platform solutions.

In addition, its extended operating temperature range of up to +105°C allows for flexible use in various application environments inside and outside the vehicle.