Software development environment for AURIX™ MCU family

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

TASKING has introduced SmartCode, a software development environment for the third generation of the Infineon AURIX™ microcontroller (MCU) family TC4x.

The upcoming AURIX microcontroller family provides a performance boost and an upward migration path for the leading AURIX TC3x MCU family. It features the next-generation TriCore™ 1.8 and scalable accelerators. This includes the new Parallel Processing Unit (PPU) as well as a SIMD digital vector signal processor (DSP) to meet the requirements of various AI topologies.

The AURIX TC4x MCU family supports developers in a wide range of automotive applications, including the future functional integration of domain- and zone-based E/E architectures. The microcontroller family is thus suitable for applications in electromobility as well as for the next stage of automated driving.

Volume production of the first AURIX TC4x series is planned for the end of 2024. Already in the first weeks of the new year 2022, lead customers of Infineon have received the first TC49x samples. To enable them to start their projects promptly, the first productive version of TASKING SmartCode is now available.

The new TASKING SmartCode supports both the next-generation AURIX TriCore v1.8 instruction set and the new high-performance AI accelerator called Parallel Processing Unit (PPU). This makes TASKING SmartCode currently the only productive development environment with compiler on the market that supports all architectures in the AURIX TC4x (TriCore Compiler, SCR Compiler, GTM Compiler and PPU Compiler).

TASKING SmartCode is also suitable for the development of software in safety-critical applications in accordance with ISO26262 up to ASIL D and is of course certified accordingly. It also meets the cybersecurity requirements of the new ISO/SAE 21434:2021. For this purpose, TASKING offers users the associated safety/security manual so that neither additional effort nor costs are incurred for tool qualification.

“Software is becoming an increasingly important part of cars as well,” explains Gregor Zink, CEO TASKING Germany GmbH. “With our TASKING SmartCode, automotive manufacturers and suppliers can easily and quickly develop software for Infineon’s AURIX microcontrollers that works reliably and meets the most stringent safety requirements.”

“Our long-standing cooperation with TASKING enables our customers to start development immediately as soon as the first samples of the new AURIX generation are available,” states Thomas Böhm, Senior Vice President Automotive Microcontroller at Infineon, happily. “With TASKING’s comprehensive software development tools, our customers can optimize system performance and qualify their systems quickly and cost-effectively for an ASIL-D safety concept.”

TASKING SmartCode is available immediately.


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