Infineon Technologies’ AURIX TC3xx series automotive microcontroller (MCU) will be used in the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI car computing platform. The supercomputer for autonomous vehicles meets the requirements of Level 5 autonomous driving as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Infineon supplies the safety microcontroller, safety power supply IC, and selected vehicle communication interface ICs for several NVIDIA DRIVE systems. The devices support increasing levels of autonomous driving capability, ranging from auto cruise functionality to auto chauffeur and full autonomy.
The collaboration enables users of the platform to access AURIX capabilities through an AUTOSAR-compliant software stack. This potentially allows re-use of higher-level application code and can likely reduce development time by 20 percent to 40% compared to traditional platforms, claims the company.
“Infineon has over 30 years of history of delivering the safety and reliability technology that is critical at all levels of autonomous driving. We make cars safer, smarter and greener. Collaboration between Infineon and NVIDIA through multiple generations of DRIVE car computers provides the automotive industry with a consistent platform for development and market deployment across all classes of driver-assist and fully autonomous systems,” said Ritesh Tyagi of Infineon.