Infineon and Delphi club together on Autosar

Infineon Technologies is to work with automotive systems specialist Delphi on a new generation of control units for the body electronics in cars and other vehicles based around the AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture

Infineon Technologies has cut a deal with automotive systems specialist Delphi to develop a series of vehicle body-control units based on the AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (Autosar).

Delphi said it will contribute its systems and software know-how in body electronics, while Infineon will bring its experience in the development of microcontrollers. The co-development project will base its work around the XC2200 family of microcontrollers.

"Our XC2200 microcontroller family offering 32-bit performance is designed specifically to meet the needs of body applications," said Jochen Hanebeck, senior vice president and general manager of the microcontrollers business unit at Infineon. "We will also be supplying the low-level Autosar software drivers for the MCAL layer."

Delphi will support the partnership by contributing basic software modules for the Autosar core. Delphi has developed a number of these modules, including communication management for the CAN and LIN buses, memory management and I/O hardware abstraction for the Autosar core. As part of its Autosar initiatives, Delphi has also designed a strategy for the automated, tool-assisted configuration and integration of Autosar-compatible control units.

Image: Autosar is a software architecture intended for a new generation of vehicles

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