October 24, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- Infineon Technologies AG recently launched its new TRAVEO™ T2G Cluster family of automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) equipped with a new graphics engine. The engine features a new smart rendering technology and delivers outstanding performance for automotive graphics applications. With a small footprint, the new MCUs simplify OEM integration and reduce BOM costs, making them an ideal solution for advanced smart mobility instrument cluster and heads-up display systems for automobiles, motorcycles, and off highway mobility as well as for industrial and medical applications where quality and safety are important.

“The TRAVEO T2G cluster microcontroller family with its dedicated graphics accelerator enables cluster, infotainment and cockpit systems with microprocessor performance at MCU cost”, said Ralf Koedel, Vice President Microcontroller Smart Mobility at Infineon. “The MCU family uses innovative line-based processing based on an Infineon patent, which enables significant line buffer savings by a factor of 10 compared to competitive devices, resulting in lower power consumption, less memory needs and lower BOM cost.”

The devices can be combined with processors in intelligent cockpits to provide a very fast startup time. The graphics engine within the MCUs minimizes the memory required for graphics processing by a factor of 3 to 5, resulting in lower power consumption and lower costs. With the optimized 2.5 D graphics engine, the MCUs support full virtual instrument clusters with a high resolution of up to 1920 x 1080. In addition, engineering samples are already available of a new T2G-C series MCU. It features an LPDDR4 interface and can display complex 3D scenes, giving designers even more freedom in designing modern HMIs.

Based on up to two Arm Cortex-M7 cores with up to 320 MHz, the TRAVEO T2G Cluster Microcontroller family enables best in class ASIL-B/SIL-2 safety performance. The MCU family comes with up to 6MB of Flash and up to 4MB of internal VRAM or 1GB LPPDR4 VRAM.The MCUs are equipped with a EVITA high-level HSM providing advanced security with hardware encryption accelerators and enhanced hardware protection with a dedicated ARM Cortex-M0+. As such, the cost-effective microprocessor takes into account the latest safety and security requirements. The wide range of packages spans from from 500-pin BGA (via 216-pin TEQFP) to 144-pin LQFP. CAN-FD, LIN, Gigabit Ethernet and CXPI are available as embedded peripherals. A JPEG decoder, video input and output and two serial memory interfaces (SPI or xSPI) round off the portfolio.

Infineon provides customers with a reliable network of partners whose HMI tools support the key hardware features of microcontrollers. The TRAVEO T2G graphics controllers in combination with the certified HMI tools enable developers to achieve the best possible performance for their application.

The TRAVEO T2G CYT2CL series (Arm Cortex-M4F core at 160 MHz, 4 MB of embedded flash), the TRAVEO T2G CYT3DL series (Arm Cortex-M7F core at 240 MHz, 4 MB of embedded flash and 2 MB VRAM) and the TRAVEO T2G CYT4DN series (Dual Arm Cortex-M7F core at 320 MHz, 6 MB of embedded flash and 4MB VRAM  ) are available and can be ordered now. Engineering samples of the TRAVEO T2G CYT4EN (Dual Arm Cortex-M7F core at 320 MHz, 6 MB of embedded flash, LPDDR4 and eMMC interface) are also available.

For more information, please visit www.infineon.com/traveocluster.