Innovative Semiconductor Solutions for Powertrain Applications
The powertrain market is driven by the need to reduce the carbon footprint of cars through affordable, efficiency-enhancing innovations. Concrete measures include downsizing engines, reducing injection losses and increasing after-treatment efficiency. On the transmission side, carmakers are looking to optimize both the gear ratio and gear shifting. Other efficiency-enabling activities include reducing friction and hydraulic losses. In a more general context, the drive for greater ecology on the roads is pushing the transition toward vehicle electrification and hybridization.
As leading in automotive semiconductors, Infineon has cornered over 30% of the market for cam, crank and transmission sensing, over 34% of the market for powertrain microcontrollers and almost 20% of the market for power modules. Our position as innovation leader, coupled with long-term partnerships with OEMs, Tier 1 and engineering service providers, means we reap the benefits of in-depth system expertise and broad application competence. Infineon delivers an extensive range of optimized, competitive and scalable powertrain products and chipset solutions. These cover the full sensor spectrum from position and current to barometric and manifold pressure applications. This is supported by a full 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit automotive-certified microcontroller portfolio. The Infineon range is rounded off by actuators for H-bridges targeted at throttle & EGR control, multi-channel low-side switches, power
supplies and CAN/LIN/FlexRay transceivers.
Looking ahead toward the electrification and hybridization of powertrains, we are actively supporting this transition with reference solutions for charger and battery management systems, as well as inverter systems.