Infineon Provides Fully Certified FlexRay Communication Controller for High-Speed In-Vehicle Communications
Neubiberg, Germany – July 30, 2007 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) today announced that its stand-alone FlexRay™ communication controller CIC-310 (CIC for Companion IC) has passed the FlexRay conformance test. Infineon is among one of the first semiconductor suppliers to deliver high-volumes of FlexRay-enabled microcontroller solutions in conformance with the FlexRay protocol specification V2.1. The Conformance Test certificate was performed by TÜV Nord Group’s Institute for Vehicle Technology and Mobility, Germany, an official conformance test organization nominated by the FlexRay consortium.
Infineon offers system suppliers a scalable solution to develop a FlexRay bus system in vehicles at such an early design stage. The current Infineon FlexRay solutions consist of the communication controller CIC-310 and the TC1796 and TC1766 32-bit microcontrollers, part of the company’s TriCore® family, and the recently introduced XC2200 and XC2300 families which provide 32-bit performance. Furthermore, the CIC-310 can be used with most automotive microcontrollers or microprocessor architectures in the market, as the product offers a scalable and fast interface concept based on the Infineon Micro Link Interface (MLI) and on standard serial and parallel interfaces. Further, for a faster implementation of FlexRay, AUTOSAR software drivers, which have been proven by the AUTOSAR Validator project, for the CIC-310 are available.
“The volume production availability of our FlexRay communication controller, combined with the official certification, according to the latest FlexRay standard, will help enable our customers to develop state-of-the-art FlexRay solutions for automotive applications. Developing embedded FlexRay microcontrollers will underline Infineon’s strength to offer full system solutions to their customers,” said Carsten Loschinsky, Director for application line Body, Chassis and Safety Microcontrollers at Infineon Technologies.
Availability, Packaging and Pricing
The CIC-310 is now available in sample quantities for automotive applications. Volume production of the CIC-310 is expected in August 2007. The CIC-310 is expected to be used by major automotive suppliers and automotive car manufacturers in 2008.
The CIC-310 is in a green (lead-free) Thin-Quad Flat Pack package with 64 pins (TQFP-64) for the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range. The CIC-310 is priced at approximately Euros 4.00 (US-$ 5.40) per piece in quantities of 10,000.
Information on FlexRay at: www.flexray.com
Information on the Institute for Vehicle Technology and Mobility of TÜV Nord Group at: www.ifm-tuev-nord.de
Information on Infineon’s automotive product portfolio at: www.infineon.com/automotive
Information on Infineon’s FlexRay communication controller CIC-310 at:
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society - energy efficiency, communications and security. In fiscal year 2006 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.9 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.8 billion) with approximately 42,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 12,000 Qimonda employees). With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the US from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).