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Infineon unveils MCUs for automated and electric vehicle applications

The next generation of Infineon’s AURIX microcontroller family has been developed to meet the needs of automated cars and electric vehicles. According to the company, the TC3xx microcontrollers offer the highest level of integration available and real time performance that is three times better than competitive devices.

“The AURIX TC3xx family will advance the automated and electrical car,” said Peter Schaefer, Infineon’s general manager, microcontrollers. “We are proud to introduce our next generation of high-performing TriCore-based microcontrollers that set new performance standards and offer the right mix in performance, security and safety to meet ISO 26262 ASIL-D system requirements.”

The TC3xx family will be scalable, with up to 16Mbyte of flash and more than 6Mbyte of RAM. Devices will be available with up to six TriCore cores, each running at up to 300MHz. Four of the six cores will feature an additional lockstep core and Infineon says this will enable a new level of ISO 26262 functional safe computational power.

The MCUs will offer a Gigabit Ethernet interface, up to 12 CAN-FD channels and up to 24 LIN channels. Also featured will be an additional eMMC interface for external flash interfacing.

Engineering samples of the 300MHz TC39xx, with 16Mbyte of embedded flash will be available in a choice of BGA-516 and BGA-292 packages. General sampling is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2017.

Graham Pitcher

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