Infineon Extends its XC2000 Automotive Microcontroller Family: New Low-End Devices Enable Body, Safety and Powertrain Solutions with 32-Bit Performance at 8-Bit Costs

By Infineon Technologies, PRNE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SINGAPORE, June 23, 2011 -

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Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) announced on
Jun 21, 2011 the cost-optimized extension of its successful XC2000
automotive microcontroller portfolio enabling 32-bit equivalent
performance at 8-bit prices. The new 16-bit devices address low-end
and ultra-low-cost automotive applications and support cost
reductions of existing body (with XC2200 series), safety (with
XC2300 series) and powertrain (with XC2700 series) designs. With
this family extension, Infineon in particular assists automotive
system suppliers that seek to broaden offerings towards a wider
performance range without introducing multiple microcontroller
platforms. Infineon’s approach provides scalable automotive
solutions with a high degree of hardware and software reuse that
achieves significant cost savings.

The new XC2000 devices complete the industry’s most scalable
16-bit MCU portfolio, addressing the diverse needs of automotive
system suppliers from emerging markets to luxury class. Typical
applications addressed by the new XC2000 devices include low-cost
body control modules (BCM), low-cost airbags or low-end engine
management designs. To further optimize the PCB size Infineon
offers its new XC2000 devices in cost-optimized and very small
packages. Customers can select the most appropriate devices with
cost optimized peripherals and re-using existing software across a
complete family, exactly fulfilling their design needs and market

Key features of the new cost-optimized XC2000 MCU devices

The new 16-bit low-cost devices of the XC2000 family are based
on a high-performance C166SV2 CPU with 5-stage pipeline. The
products offer a Multiply Accumulate (MAC) unit with DSP
functionality for dedicated filter algorithms. In addition, they
provide an optimized peripheral set for low-cost applications with
up to two CAN nodes, up to four flexible serial interfaces and up
to 19 AD converter (ADC) channels. The high-speed 12-bit ADC
provide a fast conversion time of less than 1 micro second. An
integrated window watch dog with independent clock reduces the
demand of external components for automotive applications. On-chip
power supply, power control and debug support enable an easy
design. The new low-cost devices are offered with flash capacities
of 32KB, 64KB, 96KB and 160KB, which expands the scalability of the
whole XC2000 family from 32KB to 1.6MB flash memory. An optimized
PIN-out results in an increased number of available I/Os with up to
49 I/Os within a 64-pin package. In addition, Infineon offers
derivates in cost optimized packages like VQFN- 48 with small
dimensions of 7 mm x 7 mm for footprint critical applications.


Engineering samples of the new low-end 16-bit XC2000 automotive
microcontrollers are available with volume production scheduled for
mid of 2011. The new MCU series are supported by the full suite of
development tools, including evaluation boards, debuggers,
compilers and documentation offered by Infineon and partners.

Further information

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David ong, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific, +65-6876-3070, at

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