Infineon Technologies AG recently announced the extension of its Aurix microcontroller family and availability of the first samples of the company’s new AURIX TC4x family of 28 nm microcontrollers (MCUs) for next generation eMobility, ADAS, automotive E/E architectures and affordable artificial intelligence (AI) applications.
According to the company, the new family provides an upward migration path for the company’s leading Aurix TC3x MCU family. It features the next-generation TriCore 1.8, along with scalable performance enhancements from the AURIX accelerator suite. This includes the new parallel processing unit (PPU), a SIMD vector digital signal processor (DSP) which addresses the demands of various AI topologies. This may include use cases as diverse as real-time control and radar post processing. The scalable family concept allows for a common software architecture enabling significant platform software savings.
Targeting a wide range of automotive applications including the strong demand for functional integration in domain and zone based E/E architectures, the Aurix TC4x supports both eMobility and the advancement of automated driving through safety systems.
Infineon’s Aurix TC4x offers enhanced connectivity including advanced safety and security to further expand the company’s automotive leadership in dependable electronics. Additionally, new SOTA (Software Over the Air) features can help fulfil OEM demands for fast and secure car-to-cloud connection, enabling updates in the field, plus diagnosis and analysis during vehicle usage. The new MCU family supports high-speed communication interfaces like 5 Gbit Ethernet and PCI Express® along with new interfaces such as CAN-XL and 10BASE T1S Ethernet. This increased network - throughput and connectivity gives customers the performance and flexibility needed to implement new E/E architectures.
“Our new AURIX TC4x family pushes the boundaries in automotive MCU usage for safe and secure processing,” said Thomas Boehm, Senior VP, Automotive Microcontroller at Infineon. “Its optimized architecture based on smart accelerators gives customers the real-time performance and networking throughput they demand.”