Fail-operational electric power steering (EPS)
A safety-first step in future-ready cars
Fail-operational electric power steering (EPS) is a safety critical application in cars that are increasingly autonomous. A redundant system ensures that EPS will continue to function even in the highly unlikely event of a system failure. Beyond fulfilling safety requirements and providing peace of mind, a fail-operational design also provides all the advantages of a standard EPS system. For instance, drivers benefit from around 3% less fuel consumption and an improved overall driving experience while engineers and manufacturers look forward to space savings and easier integration.
System diagram: fail-operational electric power steering (EPS)
A global leader in automotive applications, Infineon offers a complete fail-operational EPS chipset from one source that’s unique on the market. All eight components are proven to work together smoothly and have been tested to ensure they fulfill all safety requirements. Unlike standalone solutions, our chipset is aligned, so you get the level of safety you need with much less development effort required on your part. Furthermore, the small footprint of our solution enables to reduce your BOM and it’s scalable to accommodate various can models and driving modes. Finally, you can be sure that all components in our chipset uphold Infineon’s zero defect quality standard for automotive components.
- Powerful, scalable and with a small footprint
- Proven interoperability
- Support of nx3 phase based fail- safe and fail-operational EPS systems
- Aligned safety concept focused on power supply and microcontroller
- Adaptable via software to suit a range of car models and driving modes
- Upgradable to meet future requirements, such as steer by wire for automated driving
The ideal chipset for fail-operational EPS systems, Infineon manufacturers the complete range of ICs, including safety microcontrollers, power supplies, bridge drivers, world-class MOSFETs and sensors. Advance your project: find out what our components enable you to achieve in terms of safety, efficiency and more.
In this training you will:
- Know more about Infineon’s wide MOSFET selection for 48 V mild-hybrid electric vehicle, or MHEV, applications
- Understand why and how Infineon is strengthening its position in the 40 V MOSFET market, and be familiar with Infineon’s newest 60 V MOSFETs
- Get to know why systems require frequent updates, how this is done and how automotive systems try to ensure their security when they are updated
- Learn how AURIX™ families of microcontrollers support over-the-air software updates