Infineon re-enters ARM market with motor control families
January 23, 2012 | Nick Flaherty | 222902022
Infineon Technologies has re-entered the market as an ARM licensee after the sale of its wireless division to Intel, this time with a focus on several families of motor controllers using the Cortex M4 core.
Page 1 of 3The target applications of the XMC4000 family include electric drives, solar inverters and the automation of manufacturing and buildings. The XMC4000 portfolio consists of five series: XMC4100, XMC4200, XMC4400, XMC4500 and XMC4700. These series mainly differ in terms of core frequency, memory capacity and peripheral functions and number of I/O.
Savings play an important role to satisfy the increasing energy demands of a growing world population, said Peter Bauer, CEO of Infineon. With our market-leading power semiconductors and now the new ARM based microcontroller family XMC4000, Infineon enables energy efficient control of a wide range of industrial applications.
Infineon says it is using the family to close the performance gap between the 16-bit XE166 family and the 32-bit TriCore family, acknowledging that TriCore has failed to make an impact in the indistrial embedded market.
The XMC4000 family has a powerful CPU subsystem, DSP functionality, a floating point unit, a fast Flash memory with only 22ns read time and error correction code (ECC), large SRAM and extended peripheral functions. The extensive range of peripherals includes new timer modules, up to four parallel 12-bit A/D converters with a sampling rate of 70ns and a conversion time of 500ns, up to two 12-bit D/A converters, up to four high-resolution PWM channels (150 ps), integrated delta-sigma demodulator modules and touch button modules. Powerful communication is provided by an IEEE 1588-compatible Ethernet MAC (Media Access Control for Ethernet with time stamp), USB 2.0, CAN and SD/MMC interfaces and up to six serial communication channels which can be individually configured as UART, SPI, Quad SPI, IIC, IIS or LIN using software. In addition, the XMC4000 family offers a fast external bus interface that supports synchronous standards such as SDRAM or Burst Flash, and asynchronous standards such as SRAM, NAND Flash and NOR Flash.
Please login to post your comment - click here
- Automotive processor get ISO 26262 ASIL D qualified code tools
- Infineon shrinks power modules for HEVs, EVs
- Is Infineon really back on track?
- Electric powertrain does away with rare earth metals
- New kid on the powertrain controller block: Scaleo
- What EV charging technologies to watch for in 2014
- Continental, Infineon widen powertrain activities
- Automotive, security products drive Infineon's expectations
- Infineon hopes to increase tenfold sales to e-cars
- Dual Hall sensor detects rotation direction and speed
- Micronas takes ARM 32-bit core to brushless DC motor controls
- Automotive drives new processor architectures
- Rugged ECU targets construction and agricultural machines
- Infineon, ASE plan to utilize copper in chip wire bonding
- First quad core embedded ARM Pico-ITX board targets industrial, energy management and in-vehicle devices
MOST POPULAR NEWS
- Daimler introduces robot truck concept
- This is how the cockpit of the future might look like
- Connected car: Where security threats meet new business opportunities
- Jaguar Land Rover concept uses entire windscreen as Head-up display
- 100 yeas old: Traffic lights switch to smart mode
- Top ten automotive MEMS sensor vendors ranked
- Surfer triples Li-ion battery performance with sandy solution
- MIT, Fraunhofer research future mobility
- Automotive OEMs crowd around Google
- Researchers devise high-capacity supercaps for cars
- Head-up display integrates Augmented Reality
- Inductive charging takes shape at BMW and Daimler
- Takeover catapults Visteon into first league of automotive electronics
- Will laser ignition replace the venerable spark plug?
- VW grabs Blackberry's European R&D lab
- Supplying DC input power for HEV testing
- NSR Noise Suppressors: Wirewound Resistors
- Virtual Hardware “In-the-Loop”: Earlier Testing for Automotive Applications
- Open Standards and Product Differentiation
- Camera Solutions with Micrel Power Management and Networking
- Deterministic Real-Time Ethernet Platform