By Graham Morphew
Infineon Technologies recently announced their next generation family of 32-bit TriCore™ microcontrollers for automotive applications. The new architecture is called AURIX™ (AUtomotive Realtime Integrated neXt generation architecture) and it supports multi-core architectures of up to three independent TriCore CPUs. The feature set of this new AURIX family is a perfect match for powertrain applications, electric vehicles as well as steering, braking, airbag and advanced driver assistance systems. The Diab Compiler is used in these same applications because it meets the extreme code optimization needs of these types of applications as developers try to maximize performance within the tight memory constraints of a microcontroller’s on-chip memories. It is this alignment of target markets that brought Wind River and Infineon together to form a partnership to to ensure the Diab Compiler is highly optimized for TriCore, so that our joint customers can meet the demanding specifications of their OEM customers.