A few days ago, Infineon held the annual OktoberTech. Due to the impact of the epidemic, this conference continued to be held online. The keynote speech of this conference was opened by a video conversation between Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss and Infineon US President Bob LeFort, discussing Infineon’s continuous innovation from the aspects of business, technology, and personnel.

A few days ago, Infineon held the annual OktoberTech. Due to the impact of the epidemic, this conference continued to be held online. The keynote speech of this conference was opened by a video conversation between Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss and Infineon US President Bob LeFort, discussing Infineon’s continuous innovation from the aspects of business, technology, and personnel.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss had a video conversation with Bob LeFort, President of Infineon USA. It is interesting that the Germans, who have always been known for their rigorousness, also wore a pair of comfortable sneakers. It is not difficult to see that this traditional semiconductor company is also moving towards a younger direction. developing.

In addition, Infineon also invited Volkswagen USA COO Johan de Nyschen to introduce the cloud data platform built by Volkswagen – supporting its global production and supplier network. This unified platform can increase transparency across the value chain, resulting in a more resilient ecosystem driven by cross-industry collaboration and the future.

Technology trends are fundamentally changing mobility and how global automakers design and assemble products, a fundamental shift in the auto industry caused by a combination of coronavirus-related factory closures, distribution woes and a global chip shortage. This transformation means that automakers and the semiconductor industry are becoming more intertwined than ever. Johan de Nyschen said that the development of collaborative relationships, direct communication and strong team spirit is now more needed, which is why the cloud data platform came into being.

Another guest speaker was Topher White, CEO and Founder of Rainforest Connection, who described how Rainforest Connection is using acoustic technology, big data and artificial intelligence/machine learning to save rainforests and monitor biodiversity. This includes monitoring primates, birds, frogs, insects, bats and other creatures and, through this partnership, protects forests from the threats of illegal logging and fire.

At the same time, Infineon announced a partnership with Rainforest Connection, in which Rainforest Connection will attempt to use Infineon’s gas sensing technology to enhance and expand its current acoustic listening devices for monitoring and protecting rainforest ecosystems Ability.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

As shown in the figure, the sensor node is placed in the canopy of the tree, and combined with solar panels, the system can collect the sound of the tropical rainforest and send it to the edge server for sound analysis. If there is deforestation, it will be notified to the Forest keeper. In the future, combined with Infineon’s carbon dioxide sensor, it can detect fires or other emergencies.

In the following speeches, the presidents of Infineon’s four divisions, including industrial power control, power and sensing systems, automotive business and security connection systems, all made speeches. Different from introducing products according to PPT in the past, this time Infineon pays more attention to interpreting the positioning of the four product lines from the perspective of corporate social responsibility that is more environmentally friendly, more convenient and safer.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Thomas Rosteck, President of Infineon Secure Connection Systems, even wore the first smart glasses jointly released by Facebook and Ray-Ban: Ray Ban Stories. The glasses have real-time photography and video recording capabilities, dual 5MP cameras and LED lights on the front, which can be accessed at the push of a button or through simple voice control, and Ray-Ban Stories is also equipped with Bluetooth capabilities and a 3-microphone array. to allow users to make calls or listen to music.

In addition to speeches, this conference has always represented Infineon’s focus on technological innovation, so another key point is to unite customers and conduct DEMO demonstrations together. The following is the inventory of more than ten DEMO demonstrations:

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Infineon and AI: Joint demonstration of ADAS and BMS (battery management) solutions with eatron. Eatron’s state-of-the-art L2 ADAS system relies on Nvidia PX2 and Infineon safety MCU-AURIX to execute AI and model-based control strategies, and the functional safety software running in AURIX meets the highest automotive safety standards. The AI-based BMS system also relies on the AURIX TC277 to provide sufficient computing power for AI and model-based battery charge and discharge control strategies while meeting the highest automotive safety standards.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Vehicle-compliant USB-C charging controller: CCG7D is a highly integrated USB-C PD controller that supports 2 USB-C ports. CCG7D adopts ARM Cortex M0, integrates PD controller and DC-DC buck-boost controller, supports 2 channels/ports. The integrated flash memory provides greater flexibility in configuring and programming the controller to meet the requirements of various automotive OEMs. Together, the CCG7D and the Automotive Software Development Kit provide solutions for automotive applications such as head unit chargers, rear seat chargers and rear seat entertainment systems. The solution supports dynamic load sharing between USB-C ports, output power regulation based on temperature and battery voltage, proven in-field firmware updates and black box functionality.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

The automotive SWS system (SEE WITH SOUND) developed by Reality AI is worth emphasizing. This is also the first time that the sound is combined with the ADAS system, breaking the previous limitation of ADAS with only eyes. Reality AI uses artificial intelligence-based algorithms to process sound to locate vehicles and other road safety threats (cars, motorcycles, etc.) in scenarios such as corners that vision or radar systems cannot handle. Reality AI software is combined with low-cost automotive-grade Infineon XENSIV MEMS microphones and AURIX MCUs (capable of mass production scale).

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Records for liability and accident recurrence are important data collection systems for ADAS to address solutions and regulatory compliance. Data Storage Systems for Autonomous Driving (DSSAD) and Event Data Recorders (EDRs) need to operate quickly in the event of a crash to avoid losing the last few milliseconds of critical system data. It is possible to use Infineon’s EXCELON F-RAM that supports instant non-volatile writing, which is fast and safe. On the other hand, the DSSAD system plays an important role when it needs to help interpret the driving state of the vehicle, and data protection, authenticity, integrity and availability are key factors. Infineon’s SEMPER Secure is the first storage solution to combine security and functional security and is the ideal flash product for DSSAD solutions.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

With the increasing adoption of autonomous driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) technologies around the world, automakers have included EDR in vehicles and facilitated an increase in data recording. EXCELON’s F-RAM-based EDR Demo demonstrates the ability to instantly capture final image frames and key data during a vehicle crash. It does not require an external power backup to preserve last-minute critical data and remains nonvolatile in the event of a crash. EXCELON F-RAM is AEC-Q100 and ASIL-B compliant.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Infineon’s high-resolution radar development kit supports data logging using the development module in various indoor and outdoor scenarios. Infineon’s radar solutions include not only radar transceivers, but also a complete solution of PMIC and AURIX security processors.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

The Easy SiC power module is used to realize a 3.3kW power stage (Power Stage) and an OBC (on-board charger) with LLC topology. The drive and control are realized by AURIX MCU and Hall sensor.

OBC requires high power density, bidirectional charging, 400V or even 800V high voltage systems, high efficiency and low price. Infineon’s CoolSiC products have the advantages of high efficiency and high reliability, can meet the various requirements of the OBC market, and provide a variety of products including Schottky diodes, MOSFETs and hybrid discrete components.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Infineon also highlighted the use of Infineon’s latest CoolSiC hybrid discrete components in the next-generation OBC/DC-DC system of Chinese OBC supplier Shenzhen VMAX New Energy (VMAX).

The device consists of a 50A TRENCHSTOP 5 fast switching IGBT and a CoolSiC Schottky diode for improved cost performance and high reliability. Xu Jinzhu, R&D director of Wemax, previously said in a statement: “Our partnership with Infineon is an important cornerstone of our philosophy of ‘continuously creating maximum value for customers’. With CoolSiC hybrid discrete devices, we can The driver design is simplified, thereby shortening the product development time, reducing the development cost, and improving the system robustness. The reverse recovery performance of the integrated SiC diode further optimizes the electromagnetic compatibility of the system. Therefore, in the totem pole PFC, There are greater performance advantages and higher price/performance in topologies such as DAB.”

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Infineon 60Ghz radar components and AURIXTM TC3xx Demo occupancy detection, classification, localization and vital signs detection. This time is the 60GHz radar module launched by Bitsensing and Infineon: MOD620.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Demonstration of cluster Display safety driving using Traveo IISoC, which provides vehicle processor functions (IPC, system monitoring, networking and safety functions) while monitoring graphics processing. If something goes wrong, Traveo II can provide warning overlays, as well as full backup graphics, in the event of a SoC data flow failure.Up to 8 screens can be covered

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

This demo from Nikola company utilizes Infineon AURIX TC3xx to enable it to perform a safe, reliable and efficient SOTA (software update over the air) solution.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

This demo shows a steering wheel with hand-hold detection, as well as a touchpad and buttons. Represents the capacitive sensing (5th Gen CapSense) capability of the PSoC 4100S Max family and the CAN-FD and I2C-HS communication mode capabilities. As shown in the figure, there is a touch button and LCD screen on the left and right of the speaker, and different directions of the steering wheel can also be sensed.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos
Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

The IVEX platform allows engineers to create metrics for AD/ADAS functional data analysis, which, once successfully tested, can be translated into embedded C++ code and deployed on AURIX microcontrollers. In this demo, IVEX shows how to support real-time processing of vehicle trajectories to enable safe driving decisions, by piggybacking the algorithms of IVEX rules to AURIX microcontrollers.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

This demo provides an overview of the cooling system in an electric vehicle, including three Infineon reference designs C100W water/coolant pump, 1kW coolant fan and HVAC motor. Each demonstration highlights Infineon’s embedded BLDC power system-level SoCs, MOSFETs, Traveo microcontrollers and the latest NovalithiIC smart half bridges.

Compared with traditional fuel vehicles, electric vehicles have more Electronic components, so the cooling system design is also more complicated. At the same time, due to the limited battery power of electric vehicles, more stringent requirements are given to the efficiency of the cooling system.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

As shown in the figure, there are six main challenges for the heat dissipation management system for electric vehicles, including the service life of 60,000 hours; higher temperature requirements: ambient temperature 100 °C, junction temperature 175 °C; scalability, from 20W cooling system to 1kW cooling system; meet EMC and EMI requirements; reduce BOM cost and reduce motor noise/vibration, etc.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos
Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

In order to meet the requirements of the heat dissipation and cooling system of electric vehicles, Infineon provides almost full system solutions, including power supply, MCU, half-bridge driver, MOSFET, etc., and also introduces various highly integrated products, such as integrated driver, NovalithIC intelligent half bridge of MOSFET and current sensor, embedded power chip integrating MCU, power supply, interface, driver and safety functions.

Summarize:

At this OktoberTech summit, the demo presentations are basically focused on automotive innovation. At present, Infineon’s solutions for in-vehicle vehicles have covered the most popular applications such as intelligence and electrification, and everything is based on information security and functional safety solutions. plan.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos

Not long ago, Infineon proposed the Product 2 Systems (P2S) strategy. According to Infineon’s matrix organization framework, it ensures that system engineers and product engineers can work together to achieve top-down and bottom-up for target applications. Two-way design methodology. In addition, through system-level solutions, it helps customers to introduce new technologies faster, and uses Infineon’s more complete product portfolio after the acquisition of Cypress to enable more waves of intelligence in the world.

As future cars evolve towards electric vehicles and autonomous driving, more green and environmentally friendly smart travel solutions will rely on higher integration, higher processing performance and safer development.

In addition, Infineon has some innovations to look forward to, including Bluetooth wireless BMS systems, MEMS scanners for automotive AR-HUD applications, etc. Let us look forward to OktoberTech next year.

Infineon OktoberTech2021, what are the dazzling demos
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