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Sensing & Measurement

Automotive microcontroller

To meet the performance requirements of next generation emission standards, Infineon Technologies, a leading provider of automotive electronics, has launched the industry's highest performing and most integrated microcontroller family for automotive powertrain and chassis applications.

The new Infineon AUDO FUTURE family of 32-bit microcontrollers uses the TriCore® core that combines microcontroller functions with digital signal processing and the industry's highest density flash memory. The family also includes the first FlexRay communications block to be approved by TÜV Nord Group's Institute for Vehicle Technology and Mobility, Germany, combined with industry-proven AUTOSAR software and a peripheral control processor that offers additional system performance.

The AUDO FUTURE family is fully compatible with the company's previous AUDO Next-Generation family of 32-bit microcontrollers, allowing developers of powertrain applications to easily upgrade their designs with existing tools to handle new emission standards, particularly EURO5 and EURO6 (e.g. with piezo direct injection engines).

With up to 66 percent higher performance than the previous AUDO Next-Generation products, the AUDO FUTURE family is ideally suited for the coming OBD2 (OnBoard Diagnostics for the vehicle's self-diagnostic functions, such as emissions monitoring) requirements and emission standards such as EURO6 and Tier2 Bin5 in the U.S. The higher performance also allows AUTOSAR standard software to be used without impacting the control algorithms, allowing developers to access the ecosystem of existing software development tools and develop higher quality code more quickly.