Making the Internet of Things smart, secure and power-efficient

Today, Infineon’s semiconductors are key enablers in the IoT ecosystem. Its sensors turn electronic impulses into data; its actuators turn data into electronic impulses; microcontrollers by Infineon control entire systems; its security solutions protect devices and data integrity; and its smart power ICs manage the production, distribution and consumption of energy.

Infineon – Trusted partner for sustainable IoT success

Infineon’s IoT expertise is reflected by a proven track record. We were already fashioning, advancing and shaping the Internet of Things long before the term “IoT” was invented. Many of the new trends that now fly under the “IoT” umbrella, such as industrial automation and robotics, electromobility and connected cars, smart homes, energy intelligence and big data ICT infrastructures,  were enabled by technologies developed or driven by Infineon.

Our contribution to major IoT applications

Already today, most cars are equipped with hundreds of electronic control units and semiconductors. These include microcontrollers, radar sensors, authentication devices and power switches to enable enhanced driving solutions as V2X communication and data integrity, and driver assistance towards (semi-)automated driving as e.g. accident prevention.

They also pave the way for enhanced services such as pay per use, automated maintenance (software-over-the-air (SOTA)) and state-of-the-art infotainment.

Such sophisticated services are not only relevant for private cars, but also increasingly for commercial, agricultural and construction vehicles (CAV), ships, aircraft and trains as well as for lowspeed vehicles such as scooters and electric bicycles.

As the system leader in automotive semiconductors and enhanced car security, and the global number 1 in power semiconductors and radar sensors, Infineon has right technology and application know-how to make vehicles safer, more secure, more efficient, and more service-friendly.

Advanced sensing capabilities
Radar sensors monitoring the car’s vicinity - basis for advanced safety features (e.g. adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision avoidance), and hence autonomous driving
REAL3™ 3D image sensor for gesture control and driver monitoring

Cross-application control
AURIX™ microcontrollers

  • ensuring secure data transfer with in the car’s network like sensor fusion, working under the highest safety restrictions
  • supporting advanced Ethernet connectivity and provides additional feature sets such as real-time capability and time synchronization, essential for reliable telematics

Efficient power management
HybridPACK™ IGBT module family for most efficient HEV powertrain solutions

Trusted security protection
OPTIGA™ TPM for external communication between car and service provider/OEM, acting as an anchor of trust in infotainment, telematics and software over-the-air systems

Secure element securing e.g. system gateways for V2V commmunication

As more and more people migrate to cities, public administration bodies are looking for ways to make these megacities, their infrastructure and energy systems smarter, more secure and more power-efficient with the help of embedded systems intelligence and modern ICT technology. Semiconductors from Infineon play an important role in achieving these objectives.

Our solutions range from professional lighting systems enabled by state-of-the-art LED technologies through smart infrastructure and transportation systems enabled by environmental sensors and microcontrollers to smart and secure building technologies.

We also support the power-efficient generation, storage, management and distribution of energy. Unlike other players, we are not new to this market – we have been innovating for years and even decades. Customers know they can rely on us to provide the right technology and application know-how to make cities smarter, greener and more livable.

Advanced sensing capabilities
Radar sensors for motion detection enabling e.g. highest efficient lighting control (indoor and outdoor)
››Silicon microphone for emerging IoT applications controlled by voice

Cross-application control
XMC™ microcontrollers for control, communication and sensor management in a variety of building automation applications

Efficient power management
Power ICs and modules

  • for building a reliable and highly efficient energy infrastructure
  • for building energy management and building automation

Trusted security protection
OPTIGA™ family for secure communication and trusted computing in critical energy infrastructures
Chip Card ICs enabling secure e-payment of EV charging
M2M SIM for secure connectivity via GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, LTE

Smart factories supporting advanced automation and robotics is one of the areas where the impact of the IoT is most evident. More intelligence is also being built into mining, payment, logistics and medical equipment. Microelectronics is the key enabling technology for these industrial scenarios.

Our industrial sensors, microcontrollers, power modules and switches along with our industry-specific security chips enable high-level responsiveness, best-in-class system control and integrity and the ultimate in power efficiency even under the most demanding networked production conditions.

Our long-standing experience in industrial automation enables us to deliver industrial-grade IoT semiconductor solutions along with a range of proven reference designs to make automation design as simple, efficient and reliable as possible.

Countless customers already rely on us to deliver the right technology and application know-how to bring sustainable success to the Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution.

Advanced sensing capabilities
Hall sensors and pressure sensors for speed, position, angle and pressure Measurements

Cross-application control
XMC™ microcontrollers for factory automation applications

Smart power management
Intelligent power module MIPAQ™ Pro assuring high quality and reliability of the original system in IoT set-ups
CoolSIC™ power semiconductors based on Silicon Carbide reach unattainable efficiency levels in power density and form factor which are key for industrial IoT applications
Power ICs for efficient power management for industrial controllers and smart Robotics

Trusted security protection
OPTIGA™ family for IP protection, secure communication, authentication and trusted computing in critical industrial installations
M2M SIM for cellular wireless connectivity
NFC Tag enabling smart asset tagging (smart manufacturing)

Smart consumer devices range from smartphones, tablets and PCs to new intelligent consumer gadgets like smart watches, gaming consoles and wearables. Smart homes support a growing range of intelligent functions such as automation, home energy management, home security and safety and intelligent personal lighting.

Our advanced semiconductor solutions play a key role in enabling connectivity across smart homes and devices. We deliver a complete line of electronic components to manufacturers of home and consumer products; components which are indispensable for making the personal IoT smarter, more secure and more power-efficient. Regardless of the application, we provide the right technology and application know-how to facilitate smart homes, state-of-the-art appliances and next-generation consumer devices.

Advanced sensing capabilities
REAL3™ 3D image sensor for gesture control, e.g. smart TVs
Barometric pressure sensor delivers a new level of accuracy for wearable gadgets and IoT devices

Cross-application control
XMC™ microcontrollers for control, communication and sensor management in a variety of smart home applications, e.g. lighting

Smart power management
Power management ICs for smart high-density charger

Trusted security protection
OPTIGA™ Trust for authorized connection of intelligent objects to smart home environments
OPTIGA™ family ensure secure communications, e.g. as part of a Home Energy Management System (HEMS)
NFC security controllers for mobile payment services

All IoT solutions and services are built on a smart ICT infrastructure. As the IoT becomes ubiquitous, ICT providers are challenged to support rising data volumes, higher transmission speeds and increased data storage/processing capabilities.

Furthermore, modern ICT has the potential to considerably reduce overall emissions by enabling new environmentally friendly solutions such as smart vehicles, smart buildings and smart factories. As a leading provider of smart ICT network technologies as well as semiconductor solutions for servers and data centers, we are ideally placed to help customers achieve their energy efficiency, security and reliability goals. As the long-standing market leader and innovator in trusted computing, we offer a broad portfolio of standardized and certified security solutions for networking equipment, including routers and gateways.

In addition, as number 1 provider of power semiconductors, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of leading-edge power semiconductors to enable industry-leading PUE (power usage efficiency) and DCIE (data center infrastructure efficiency). We are also a key provider of the RF power devices needed to power the communication networks of tomorrow. As ICT demands continue to rise, we continue to provide the right technology and application know-how to build tomorrow’s ICT networks and data warehouses.

Smart power management
Power management ICs for smart high-density charger
IGBT power modules and driver ensuring highest reliable uninterruptable power supply, coming together with highest efficiency

Trusted security protection
OPTIGA™ family acting as anchor of trust for interaction between devices and networks

Other IoT enablers
RF chip sets enabling gigabit wireless backhaul solution, paving the way to 5G