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Infineon XMC4000 Revamps Functional Safety Development of Industrial Applications

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In strive to foster, the development of Functional Safety industrial applications, Infineon Technologies announces the mainstream of the Safety Package for the XMC4000 family of 32-bit microcontrollers.

Eminent Features

  • The XMC4000 Safety Package helps to develop TÜV-certified automation systems that conform with Safety Integrity Levels SIL2 and SIL3.
  • Integrated XMC4000 Safety Package matching industrial high-end applications such as factory automation, industrial motor control and robotics – Infineon helps to cut development time for the functional safety software test libraries down to about one year.
  • The XMC4000 Safety Package includes XMC4000 microcontroller hardware, detailed documentation and a TÜV-certified software test library, which was developed together with the functional safety solution provider YOGITECH.
  • Consultancy and implementation support by the embedded engineering tool supplier Hitex that offers extensive experience in Functional Safety applications.
  • The detailed documentation comprises a failure mode report, FMEDA (Failure Mode Effects and Diagnostic Analysis) based on liable FIT (failure in time) rates for the XMC4000 microcontrollers, and the Safety Application Note helping to develop SIL2 and SIL3 systems.

Specifications:

  • All XMC4000 devices are qualified for operation at 125°C ambient temperature.
  • They are powered by ARM Cortex-M4 with a built-in DSP instruction set, Single Precision Floating Point Unit, Direct Memory Access (DMA) feature and Memory Protection Unit (MPU).
  • All members of the XMC4000 family come with a comprehensive set of common, fast and precise analog/mixed signal, Timer/PWM and communication peripherals.
  • The XMC4000 family today has six series: XMC4100, XMC4200, XMC4400, XMC4500, XMC4700 and XMC4800, with more than 75 devices in VQFN, LQFP and LFBGA packages scaling from 48 to 196 pins.
  • The XMC4800 devices are claimed to be first-ever highly integrated ARM Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers with EtherCAT integrated, bringing real-time ethernet communication that is easy to implement with high cost effectiveness.

Applications

The XMC4000 family addresses industrial market needs and is ideal for digital power conversion, motor control, sense & control, and IO applications.

Availability of the XMC4000 Safety Package

The detailed documentation from Infineon including the failure mode report, FMEDA and Safety Application Note will be available in January 2016. The non-TÜV-certified version of the XMC4000 Fault Robust Software Test Library (fRSTL) of YOGITECH is available in December 2015. Under licence of YOGITECH or Hitex, the TÜV-certified version will be available in Q1 2016.

Infineon, YOGITECH and Hitex are presenting the XMC4000 Safety Package this week at the SPS IPC Drives 2015 trade show for electrical automation in Nuremberg, Germany, at the Infineon booth 550 in hall 1.

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