Infineon has taken the wraps off a new ARM based embedded power family at the electronica trade fair in Munich.
The automotive qualified bridge drivers are said to deliver 32bit performance in an application space typically associated with 16bit. They have been developed to address the growing trend towards intelligent motor control in automotive applications.
Key features include a microcontroller, ARM Cortex-M3 processor, non volatile memory, analogue/mixed signal peripherals, communication interfaces and MOSFET gate drivers.
Infineon's Andreas Doll said: "Smart motor control applications demand a large variety of sophisticated motor control schemes that are driven by energy efficiency, system cost reduction and comfort needs.
"Fostering the SoC approach that combines a powerful microcontroller, the MOSFET gate drivers along with all necessary sense, control and actuate functions, our scalable embedded power family makes automotive system suppliers benefit from reduced system costs, improved reliability and less system level complexity."
Both the TLE987x and the TLE986x families are available now. The devices come in a standard QFN package measuring 7 x 7mm.