The nerve center of an IoT device
IoT microcontrollers process and analyze the data, collected by sensors.

Microcontrollers for IoT applications

MCUs make products smart by processing, analyzing and communicating data in order to generate control signals for the IoT device

Specifications for microcontrollers in IoT devices are as varied as the IoT applications themselves. Infineon’s microcontroller families provide the matching solutions, offering a broad variety of MCUs based on 32-bit Arm® architecture, Infineon’s 32-bit TriCore™ architecture, and others. These include microcontrollers in the XMC™ family and PSoC™ family that were custom-designed for IoT applications – from extremely energy-saving to extremely high-performance. The microcontrollers are backed up by an extensive portfolio of reliable, high-performance memories for embedded systems.

Comprehensive tools and development platforms simplify the development process, such as DAVE™, the development platform for XMC™ microcontrollers, AURIX™ embedded software, or AURIX™ tools. With the PSoC™ line of low-power, high-performance MCUs, at our portfolio, we make it even easier for our customers to enter the IoT arena. To evaluate and design with all available PSoC™ 6 MCUs, Infineon offers the ModusToolbox™ SW environment.  PSoC™ Creator is an integrated design environment that enables concurrent hardware and firmware editing, compiling and debugging of PSoC™ and FM0+ systems. Find out more

Product & solution examples

PSoC™ 6 bridges the gap between expensive, power-hungry application processors and low performance microcontrollers (MCUs). The PSoC™ 6 MCU contains a dual CPU architecture, with both CPUs on a single chip. Beyond the low-power core, the PSoC™ 6 programmable processor line has six power modes for fine-grained power management. Built-in security protects your IoT system. Matching the PSoC™ 6 family, EXCELON™ – the next-generation Ferroelectric RAM – combines ultra-low-power operation with high-speed interfaces, instant nonvolatility, and unlimited read/write cycle endurance, making it the ideal data-logging memory for portable medical, wearable applications. Our portfolio includes a wide range of semiconductor solutions addressing all requirements for wireless charging, ranging from just a few watts up to kilowatts. These products include dedicated microcontrollers like Infineon’s XMC™-SC Power Controllers based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0 core. This for example is the ideal choice for high performance and secure wireless charging applications. The XMC™ wireless power controller helps the next-generation wireless charging systems meet strict safety, environmental and regulatory requirements, while still enabling industry-leading charging performance and efficiency. AURIX™ TriCore™ unites the elements of a RISC processor core, a microcontroller and a DSP in one single MCU. TriCore™-based products target a large variety of automotive application. These include the control of combustion engines, electrical and hybrid vehicles, transmission control units , chassis domains, braking systems, electric power steering systems, airbags, connectivity and advanced driver assistance systems to support the trend toward autonomous, clean and connected cars. Infineon cutting-edge touch sensing technologies have enabled Infineon to be the market leader in capacitive- and inductive-sensing applications. With industry-leading CAPSENSE™ capacitive-sensing and MagSense inductive-sensing, we provides sensing solutions that "Just Work" and deliver the robustness and intelligence that consumer, industrial, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications demand. Read our latest market news about Infineon's 5th Generation CAPSENSE™ technology that extends market leadership with improved robustness, reliability and lower power consumption.