New evaluation and development kits for automotive and industrial automation

28th July 2021

New evaluation and development kits for automotive and industrial automation

Infineon’s AURIX TriCore from RS Components

A series of evaluation and development kits targets fast and easy development for a range of applications in automotive and industrial automation.

RS Components, a trading brand of Electrocomponents, a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, announced the new range of kits for Infineon’s AURIX family of microcontrollers, which are based on the manufacturer’s 32-bit TriCore microprocessor core.

Infineon’s AURIX TriCore concept combines elements of a reduced instruction set computer, or RISC, processor core, a microcontroller and a Digital Signal Processor, or DSP, in a single microcontroller chip that combines embedded safety and security features, making it a leading choice for electronics designers developing systems for a wide range of automotive and industrial applications.

The company outlines that the series of Arduino-compatible low-cost evaluation and development kits range from simple design projects to more sophisticated designs. To further simplify development, Infineon’s AURIX platform offers a highly integrated software development (IDE) environment providing engineers with the tools needed to compile, debug and Flash program AURIX MCU based applications.

The AURIX TC297 TFT application kit is said to offer a low-cost and flexible application development platform for the 32-bit AURIX TriCore platform. The kit comes with various on-board components with specific features including the TC297 controller in a 292-pin LFBGA package, a 320 x 240 LCD display, SD card slot, high-speed Controller Area Network, or CAN, transceiver and acoustic beeper.

The range offers fully featured kits tailored to automotive and industrial use cases such as motor control units or automotive gateways and also includes the TC275 ‘lite’ and the TC375 ‘lite’ kit both supported by the free IDE AURIX development studio. In addition, the TC275 ‘shield buddy’ and the TC375 ‘lite’ kit are low-cost kits that follow the Arduino standard, making it compatible with many application shields.

The portfolio is said to provide an extensive range of options for engineers, including a wide choice of memories, peripheral sets, frequencies, temperatures and packaging options.