Infineon introduces first microcontroller family from Cypress acquisition

Infineon introduces first microcontroller family from Cypress acquisition

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

The Traveo II Body family was developed by Cypress Semiconductor. Through the acquisition of this company it became part of Infineon’s automotive components portfolio. The new microcontrollers are expected to provide the performance, scalability, low power consumption and functional safety required for future body applications, the chip manufacturer promises. The field of application ranges from instrument cluster and infotainment applications to chassis, powertrain, driver assistance and domain control units. “The Traveo II body family is a cornerstone in our ‘from product to system’ approach. It enables us to offer comprehensive system solutions for body applications,” said Peter Schäfer, Senior Vice President and General Manager Automotive Microcontrollers at Infineon.

The Traveo II multi-core family is based on ARM Cortex M7 and M4 cores with up to 8 MB integrated flash. These enable the robust performance required for demanding body electronics applications. The devices meet the functional safety requirements of ASIL-B level according to ISO26262 for safe operation even at ambient temperatures up to 125°C.

Traveo II microcontrollers feature state-of-the-art peripheral interfaces including support for CAN FD, Ethernet and FlexRay communication protocols. They offer high scalability; all entry-level components are pin-compatible with each other, as are the high-end components. With values down to 5 µA, the power consumption is rather low. The product family meets the criteria for cyber security according to EVITA full for networked vehicles. It supports firmware over-the-air and enables remote updates of application and security software without service interruption.

Scalability at first sight: Infineon’s Traveo II Body family

The microcontrollers are in line with the Autosar (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) 4.2 framework. In addition, a broad ARM-based ecosystem of tools and software is available on the market, ranging from various IDE tools and debuggers to real-time operating systems.  

The Traveo II body family comprises four series of entry-level devices and two series of high-end devices, each with different memory sizes and pin counts. The first entry-level devices will be available for series production from October 2020. The other devices will be introduced successively until the entire product family is available by the second quarter of 2021. Later in 2021, the Traveo-II family will be complemented by new graphics microcontrollers, with which Infineon intends to continue the product family’s presence in cluster, cockpit and digital display applications.

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