Save up to One Man/Year of Development Time with Infineon’s New 16-Bit XE166 Real-Time Signal Controller CANopen Development Tool

Feb 26, 2008 | Market News

Neubiberg and Nuremberg, Germany – February 26, 2008 – Infineon Technologies (FSE, NYSE: IFX) further expands its development support for the industrial market. Today at the Embedded World Show 2008 in Nuremberg (February 26-28), Infineon announced a new development support kit with complete CANopen development environment for its 16-bit XE166 family of Real-Time Signal Controllers (RTSC). The new UConnect-CAN development kit enables designs of cost-sensitive and networked real-time motor control systems for industrial applications, such as servo-drives, air-conditioning systems, stepper motors and pumps. Also included in Infineon’s show highlights is a low-cost 3-phase motor-control development kit combining an enhanced 8-bit MCU capable of supporting Field Oriented Control (FOC) with a highly integrated intelligent power module (please see separate news release of February 21, 2008).

UConnect-CAN Kit with Complete CANopen Development Environment

The UConnect-CAN development kit allows complete analysis of the CANopen protocol and application code for motor control designs in as little as 30 minutes. There is no need any more to develop a test board or test software and then adapt the CAN-open protocol to the microcontroller. The kit gives industrial customers a way to dramatically reduce development time, saving man/months in time to market.

„Infineon’s new development and application kits are proof that we understand the needs of our customers, especially those small- and medium-sized companies who do not have large development teams and budgets but still have aggressive quality and time-to-market goals. We can offer them valuable support for their developments,” said Jochen Hanebeck, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Microcontroller Business Unit at Infineon Technologies.

The UConnect-CAN development kit contains an evaluation platform using a low-cost USB stick format.

The UConnect USB stick provides full evaluation capabilities for the 16-bit MCU XE164. The kit also contains an extension board for expanding the possible interfaces such as synchronous and asynchronous serial interfaces (SSC, ASC, or I²C), six PWM channels, four AD channels and a second CAN interface. Also included is the CANopen protocol stack from Port GmbH, a one-year license-free Tasking Classic Compiler from Altium as well as DavE, a software configuration tool, along with all documentation.

Availability and price

The development kit UConnect-CAN will be available in Q2 2008 and can be ordered from Infineon sales offices and distributors. It is priced at a resale price of only Euros 49.00 per piece.

Demonstration of UConnect-CAN Development Kit and 3-Phase Motor Drive Application Kit at Embedded World 2008

Infineon will demonstrate the kit with complete CANopen development environment and the application kit for 3-phase motor controls with 8-bit MCU capable of supporting FOC and a highly integrated intelligent power module at the Embedded World Show (February 26–28, 2008) at Infineon’s booth #426 in Hall 12.

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About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, communications, and security. In the 2007 fiscal year (ending September), the company reported sales of Euro 7.7 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.6 billion) with approximately 43,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 13,500 Qimonda employees). With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. 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).

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