Infineon next-gen MCU accelerates electrification and digitalization of the car

Article By : Infineon Technologies AG

Infineon is driving automotive innovation with its new generation of AURIX microcontrollers.

The future of mobility will be carbon-neutral, autonomous, fully connected and cyber secure. Microelectronics are at the core of this transformation. At CES 2022, Infineon Technologies AG launched a new generation of its AURIX microcontroller family (MCU). The TC4x series fosters the trends of eMobility, advanced driver assists systems (ADAS), automotive electric-electronic (E/E) architectures and affordable artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Furthermore, its scalable family concept allows for a common software architecture enabling significant platform software savings.

Infineon’s AURIX has become the first-choice automotive architecture for high-growth and safety-critical applications such as powertrain, safety, assisted and autonomous driving as well as domain or zone control. Given the growing vehicle complexity and the enablement of AI implementations, significant focus has been placed on the AURIX TC4x ecosystem to ensure fast time-to-market and ease-of-use.

With its scalable family concept, AURIX is a key ingredient for dependable electronics and software-based applications. Consequently, demand and revenues for AURIX microcontrollers are expected to grow strongly in the next years. For example, a leading European car manufacturer will have about 35 AURIX MCUs on-board a new car scheduled to be produced as of the middle of this decade.

The new AURIX TC4x family supports both eMobility and the advancement of automated driving. It offers enhanced connectivity as well as advanced safety and security. Additionally, new SOTA (Software Over the Air) features help fulfill car manufacturers’ demands for fast and secure car-to-cloud connection, enabling updates in the field, plus diagnosis and analysis during vehicle usage.


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