Infineon extends XC2000 automotive microcontroller family

Infineon extends XC2000 automotive microcontroller family

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Giving the medium-sized and compact car category access to the safety and convenience applications of the premium segment and enabling their compliance with the strictest fuel consumption and pollutant emission requirements, Infineon has introduced a cost-optimized extension of its successful XC2000 automotive microcontroller portfolio. The company promises 32-bit equivalent performance at 8-bit costs.
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The 16-bit XC2000 devices address low-end and ultra-low-cost automotive applications and support cost reductions of existing body (with XC2200 series), safety (with XC2300 series) and powertrain (with XC2700 series) designs. With this family extension, Infineon in particular assists automotive system suppliers that seek to broaden offerings towards a wider performance range without introducing multiple microcontroller platforms. Infineon’s approach provides scalable automotive solutions with a high degree of hardware and software reuse that achieves significant cost savings.

Typical applications addressed by the new XC2000 16-bit devices include low-cost body control modules (BCM), low-cost airbags or low-end engine management designs. To further optimize the PCB size Infineon offers its new XC2000 devices in cost-optimized and very small packages.

The new members of the XC2000 family are based on a high-performance C166SV2 CPU with 5-stage pipeline. The products offer a Multiply Accumulate (MAC) unit with DSP functionality for dedicated filter algorithms. In addition, they provide an optimized peripheral set for low-cost applications with up to two CAN nodes, up to four flexible serial interfaces and up to 19 AD converter (ADC) channels. The high-speed 12-bit ADC provide a fast conversion time of less than 1 µs. An integrated window watch dog with independent clock reduces the demand of external components for automotive applications. On-chip power supply, power control and debug support enable an easy design. The devices are offered with flash capacities of 32 KB, 64 KB, 96 KB and 160 KB, which expands the scalability of the whole XC2000 family from 32 KB to 1.6 MB flash memory. An optimized PIN-out results in an increased number of available I/Os with up to 49 I/Os within a 64-pin package. In addition, Infineon offers derivates in cost optimized packages like VQFN-48 with small dimensions of 7-mm x 7-mm for footprint critical applications.

The XC2200L series, with the XC223xL (LQFP-64) and XC222xL (VQFN-48) derivatives enlarges the XC2200 microcontroller family to the low-end offering memory sizes of 64 KB to 160 KB Flash and up to 12 KB RAM. The XC2200L microcontrollers were developed for use in cost-sensitive body applications. The devices provide up to 60 MIPS peak performance with a 66 MHz CPU clock.

The XC2200U series, with the XC222xU (VQFN-48) and XC221xU (TSSOP-38) variants address the 16-bit entry level segment. With up to 40 MHz and a memory size of 32 KB to 64 KB Flash and up to 8 KB RAM, the microcontrollers of this series are targeting the 8-bit body application segment.

The XC2300D series, with the XC233xD (LQFP-64) and XC232xD (VQFN-48) derivatives operate up to 66 MHz. With up to 160 KB Flash and 12 KB RAM and dedicated peripherals they are suited for low-cost safety applications, Infineon says.

The XC2300S series, with the XC232xS (VQFN-48) and XC231xS (TSSOP-38) variants address the entry level 16-bit segment. With up to 40 MHz and a maximum memory size of 64 KB Flash and up to 8 KB RAM, the XC2300S microcontrollers are suited to start with a 16-bit MCU in the very low-end 8-bit safety application segment.

The XC2700 series, with the XC2733X (LQFP-64) and XC2723X (VQFN-48) derivatives operate up to 40 MHz. With up to 160 KB Flash and up to 12 KB RAM they are an ideal solution for the cost-sensitive powertrain segments including 2- and 3-wheel vehicle applications. With a maximum memory size of 64 KB Flash and up to 8 KB RAM the XC2722X (VQFN-48) and XC2712X (TSSOP-38) series address e.g. cost-optimized control of advanced auxiliaries (fans, pumps, etc.).

Engineering samples of the new low-end 16-bit XC2000 automotive microcontrollers are available with volume production scheduled for mid of 2011. The new MCU series are supported by the full suite of development tools, including evaluation boards, debuggers, compilers and documentation offered by Infineon and partners.

Further information on Infineon’s automotive semiconductor portfolio and microcontrollers are available at www.infineon.com/automotive and www.infineon.com/microcontrollers and www.infineon.com/XC2000.

 

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