Infineon Technologies has launched the next generation of its AURIX microcontroller family. The TC3xx microcontrollers include a hexa-core architecture and features for connectivity, security and embedded safety. They are suited for a range of automotive applications, including engine management, transmission control, hybrid domain control, inverter control, battery management, and DC-DC converters.
The AURIX TC3xx family will be scalable and offer Flash memory sizes of up to 16 MByte and more than 6 MByte of integrated RAM. Compared to today’s AURIX TC2xx microcontrollers with up to three TriCore cores, the TC3xx multicore architecture provides up to six TriCore cores, each with a full clock frequency of 300 MHz. Four of the six cores feature an additional lockstep core.
As a host controller in gateway and telematics applications, AURIX TC3xx microcontrollers support the latest communications interfaces. They feature a Gigabit Ethernet interface, up to 12 CAN-FD channels compliant to ISO11898-1 and up to 24 LIN channels. An additional eMMC interface for external Flash interfacing enables local data storage, supporting software-over-the-air updates.
General sampling of the second-generation AURIX TC3xx family is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2017. Qualification of the first product is planned for the first quarter of 2019.
“The AURIX TC3xx family will advance the automated and electrical car,” said Infineon VP Peter Schaefer. “Our next generation of TriCore-based microcontrollers offer the right mix in performance, security and safety to meet ISO 26262 ASIL-D system requirements.”