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MCU safety package for industrial applications

Infineon Technologies has announced a safety package for the XMC4000 range of 32-bit microcontrollers. The XMC4000 safety package is claimed to help develop TÜV-certified automation systems that conform to Safety Integrity Levels SIL2 and SIL3. The XMC4000 Safety Package was developed specifically for industrial high-end applications such as factory automation, industrial motor control and robotics.

The XMC4000 safety package includes XMC4000 microcontroller hardware, detailed documentation and a TÜV-certified software test library. It also includes consultancy and implementation support by Hitex. The detailed documentation comprises a failure mode report, FMEDA (Failure Mode Effects and Diagnostic Analysis) based on liable FIT (failure in time) rates for the XMC4000 microcontrollers, and the Safety Application Note helping to develop SIL2 and SIL3 systems.

All XMC4000 devices are qualified for operation at 125°C ambient temperature. They are powered by ARM Cortex-M4 with a built-in DSP instruction set, Single Precision Floating Point Unit, Direct Memory Access (DMA) feature and Memory Protection Unit (MPU). All members of the XMC4000 family come with a comprehensive set of common, fast and precise analogue/mixed signal, Timer/PWM and communication peripherals.

The XMC4000 family has six series: XMC4100, XMC4200, XMC4400, XMC4500, XMC4700 and XMC4800, with more than 75 devices in VQFN, LQFP and LFBGA packages scaling from 48 to 196 pins.

Tom Austin-Morgan

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