Together, Infineon and Synopsys are providing the technology foundation for today’s and tomorrow’s vehicles. Scalable and ASIL-D-compliant, Infineon AURIX™ TC4x MCUs feature the company’s Tri-Core™ 1.8 architecture and its AURIX™ accelerator suite, including a new parallel processing unit (PPU) and multiple smart accelerators.
To support the 5Gbps Ethernet, 10BASE T1S Ethernet, PCI Express, and MIPI D-PHY interfaces in its MCU family, Infineon relies on Synopsys Interface IP, which provide leading power, performance, area (PPA), and security for the most widely used protocols. The automotive-grade IP are designed and tested for AEC-Q100 quality standards to ensure additional reliability and are compliant to the ISO 26262 functional safety standard to help with SoC-level assessment and qualification for target ASILs. In addition, the PPU in its AURIX™ TC4x family, which accelerates AI algorithms such as recurrent neural networks (RNNs), radial basis function neural networks (RBFs), convolutional neural networks (CNNs), and multi-layer perceptron, is powered by Synopsys ARC® EV Processor IP. Mutual customers can get a head start on software development by using the Synopsys ARC MetaWare Toolkit for AURIX TC4x, which provides a complete suite of tools, runtime software, and libraries to program the PPU, and Synopsys Virtualizer™ Development Kit for virtual testing and evaluation of automotive systems.
Synopsys and Infineon are both committed to enabling high-performing automotive systems. For Infineon, it was important to work with a vendor who could support its automotive IP requirements now and into the future, delivering on reliability, quality, and safety. Synopsys, in turn, stays up to date with automotive standards as they evolve to ensure that our broad breadth of IP meets the latest requirements.
As AI algorithms become increasingly sophisticated, automotive OEMs, Tier 1s, and semiconductor vendors will need more powerful processing capabilities and super-fast connectivity to infuse greater intelligence into their vehicles. Fortunately, companies like Synopsys and Infineon are continuing to team up to define what is possible for the next generation of automotive designs.