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Infineon Introduces New TriCore and C166 Microcontrollers

By Infineon Technology
Feb 18, 2003 - 3:13:00 AM

Infineon introduces the 16-bit C164SV for motor control, and the 32-bit TC19xx family
Munich, Nuremberg, Germany – February 18, 2003 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) today announced the availability of its latest microcontroller (MCU) products, a cost-optimized 16-bit microcontroller, and two new members of its 32-bit family of telematics gateway / audio processing microcontrollers. These new products expand Infineon’s portfolio of MCUs offering tailor-made performance at reasonable cost and bringing the power of intelligent electronics to product applications that people use everyday, including automotive/infotainment, durable consumer and white goods, and industrial applications.

C164SV Features
The C164SV is specifically designed for use in multi-phase brushless DC motor controls and smart-drive applications, such as used in white goods, pumps, and fans. Features include:

• C166 16-bit architecture
• 16Kbyte ROM (OTP available)
• 16/32 KBytes on-chip program memory
• 1 KBytes RAM
• Real-Time Clock
• Watchdog Timer and Oscillator Watchdog
• 3-phase High Resolution PWM generation unit (6 channels)
• 12-channel Capture Compare Unit
• 8-channel 10-bit A/D Converter with 7.8µs conversion time
• up to 50 General Purpose I/O Lines
• 5V operating voltage
• Pin-compatible with the C164CM

32-bit TriCore TC1910 and TC1912
The TC1910 and TC1912 are two new members of Infineon’s family of Telematics gateway/audio processing controllers. The products are designed for use in a wide range of automotive and industrial applications. Target platforms include modular and integrated infotainment subsystems like hands free car kit with voice control, communication gateway, remote diagnostics, elevators, air conditioning systems, shutters and alarm equipment which could integrate voice-control in future as well.

The TC19xx family also supports digital audio processing, such as decoding MP3 files or Windows Media Application (WMA) files. Based on Infineon’s 32-bit TriCore Unified Processor architecture, all TC19xx members combine RISC, CISC and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) functionality in a single core. An integrated high-performance audio CODEC enables embedded speech processing functions such as acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction without the need of additional external components.

TriCore TC1910 and TC1912 Features
• 32-Bit Superscalar TriCore V1.3 Main CPU
• Dual 16x16 MAC
• 14-Bit Double CODEC for speech in/output
• 2x ASC (UART) with IrDA Support
• SPI-compatible SSC
• I²C interface
• 3x32-Bit-Timer
• Real Time Clock (RTC)
• Watchdog Timer (WDT)
• Up to 40 General Purpose IO Lines

The TC1910 and TC1912 are fully software compatible to the existing TC1920 telematics controller. This gives system designers the flexibility to upgrade and adapt the application’s performance with minimal adaption effort for migration.

In addition to the TC1910, the TC1912 offers an integrated TwinCAN controller and a third asynchronous/synchronous serial interface (UART-like ASC). Key software packages available for the TriCore based TC19xx family include Bluetooth stacks and profiles, MP3 decoding algorithm, voice and GPS data processing etc.

Availability, Packaging and Pricing
The new microcontroller solutions are available now. The C164SV comes in a P-TQFP-64 package (Plastic Thin Quad FlatPackage), the TC1910 and the TC1912 in a P-LBGA-208 package (Plastic Low-profile Ball Grid Array).

In quantities of less than 100,000, the C164SV is priced at approximately Euro 3.50 per unit; the TC1910 is priced at Euro 15 each; and the TC1912 is priced at Euro 16 per piece.

About Infineon
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In fiscal year 2002 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.21 billion with about 30,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).

Infineon Introduces New TriCore and C166 Microcontrollers

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