Hardware support package supports family of automotive microcontrollers

16-12-2022 | Infineon | Semiconductors

MathWorks and Infineon Technologies AG have revealed a hardware support package for the MathWorks Simulink products for Infineon’s AURIX TC4x family of automotive microcontrollers. Automotive engineers developing advanced EVs, sensor fusion, and radar signal processing functions can employ the hardware support package even prior to silicon being available. With the package, they can validate use cases, swiftly and automatically generate the embedded software, and test algorithms.

“Our newest AURIX TC4x microcontroller family will give customers unparalleled real-time safety and security performance,” said Marco Cassol, director of Microcontroller Product Marketing for ADAS, Chassis and EE Architecture applications at Infineon Technologies. “Support for these chips from the widely used MathWorks capabilities for model-based design enables engineers to get an earlier start on pre-silicon software development and automate code generation to accelerate that development. The resulting time-to-market benefits could significantly impact our customers’ success.”

“This close collaboration with Infineon will enable our mutual customers to accelerate the pace of development of electric vehicle systems,” said Jim Tung, MathWorks fellow. “Engineers can tackle complex systems while managing risk, with an improved understanding of system-level behaviour, continuous verification, and a digital thread to requirements. We are proud to contribute to these activities that help make vehicles cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable.”

The partnership provides capabilities that allow automotive engineers to speed up the development of EV and driver-assistance functions. These capabilities simplify the development of increasingly complex automotive systems. Model-based design with MATLAB and Simulink can accelerate embedded-system development and verification by 30% to 40% over conventional approaches, making the seamless support of Infineon’s automotive microcontrollers valuable for engineers and researchers.


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