Infineon Technologies AG has started to sample three new performance classes in its XMC4000 microcontroller
family, which was specially developed for industrial applications and
uses ARM Cortex M4 processors.
According to Infineon, the XMC4400, XMC4200 and XMC4100 are the world’s first
Cortex-based microcontrollers to offer a high-resolution PWM unit. With a
PWM resolution of just 150ps, they are especially suitable for digital
power conversion in inverters as well as switching and uninterruptible
power supplies (UPS). Other applications are to be found in IO units in
automation, user interfaces (HMI) and logging and control systems.
The new XMC4400, XMC4200 and XMC4100 series microcontrollers are part of the Infineon
roadmap to serve a broad range of industrial applications with the
XMC4000 family. The XMC4400, XMC4200 and XMC4100
series offer powerful application-optimized peripherals, fast and robust
embedded Flash technology, an extended temperature range of -40°C to
125°C, high quality standards and tools for automatic code generation in
the DAVE 3 development environment.
XMC4000 family now comprises four series: XMC4500, XMC4400, XMC4200 and
XMC4100. They differ mainly in core frequency, memory capacity,
peripheral functions and number of IOs. The XMC4400, XMC4200 and XMC4100
series have a powerful CPU subsystem with 120MHz or 80MHz, DSP
functionality, a Floating Point Unit, fast Flash memory (512 KByte, 256
KByte or 128 KByte) with a read time of just 22ns and error correction
code as well as SRAMs up to 80 KByte. The extensive range of peripherals
includes high-speed 12-bit A/D and D/A converters as well as integrated
delta-sigma demodulator modules (XMC4400). Powerful communication is
provided by Ethernet MAC (XMC4400), USB 2.0 and CAN interfaces as well
as serial communication channels which can be software-configured
individually as UART, SPI, Quad-SPI, I2S or I2C. They also provide a touch interface and an LED matrix display.
XMC4400, XMC4200 and XMC4100 also are supported with the integrated
development platform DAVE 3, which makes convenient, fast and
application-orientated software development possible. The Eclipse-based
environment with free GNU compiler and debugger can be extended using
third party tools.
of all three series are available.
High-volume production is scheduled to start at the end of the second
quarter in 2013. The XMC4400 series (in LQFP-100 or LQFP-64 package) has
a clock frequency of 120MHz and Flash memory of up to 512KB. The
XMC4200 and XMC4100 series (both LQFP-64 or VQFN-48) operate at 80MHz.
The XMC4200 has a Flash memory of up to 256KB and the XMC4100 of up to
128KB. Hexagon development kits are available for all series.
More information about the XMC4000 family can be found at www.infineon.com/xmc4000. DAVE 3 can be downloaded free of charge from the Infineon website at www.infineon.com/dave.