Neubiberg, GermanyInfineon Technologies has launched a microcontroller (MCU) line tailored specifically for use in vehicle safety applications, such as airbag systems and electronic power-steering systems.
The Infineon XC2300 MCU family provides 32-bit performance and features a high-performance central processing unit (CPU) that can process up to 80 million instructions per second (MIPS) at 80 MHz. At maximum performance, the XC2300 MCUs consume less than 60 mA.
The first two XC2300 family members include the XC2365 and the XC2387. Family members vary according to flash memory size (384kBytes, 448kBytes and 576kBytes); number of ADC channels (16 or 24); frequency (66 MHz or 80 MHz); temperature range (-40°C to +85°C or -40°C to +125°C); and green (lead-free) low-quad flat pack (LQFP) package options (LQFP-100 / -144).
Further versions with a flash memory sizes from 128-kBytes to 1.6-Mbytes and additional features such as FlexRay interfaces and further LQFP-packages with 64 and 176 pins will be introduced in 2008.
The flexible USIC (Universal Serial Interface Channel) of the XC2300 family can be configured as UART (Universal Asynchronous Receive Transmit), LIN (Local Inter-connect Network), buffered SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface), IIC (Inter-IC) Bus, or IIS (Inter-IC-Sound) interface. In addition, the MultiCAN (CAN Rev. 2.0B active) provides up to 64 flexibly assignable message objects on up to three CAN nodes and gateway functions.
Pricing: Sample pricing varies according to product specification. For instance, the XC2365 with 66 MHz frequency, 384kBytes of flash memory and an automotive temperature range of -40°C to +125°C is priced at approximately Euros 5.35 (US-$ 6.95) per piece in quantities of 20,000.
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