Leti SigmaFusionTM Solution for Autonomous Vehicles Embedded in AURIXTM Platform of Infineon


Embedded In Aurixtm Platform Of Infineon

Leti’s Low-Power, Multi-Sensor System that Transforms Distance Data into Clear Information About the Driving Environment Will Be Demonstrated at ITS Meeting in Strasbourg, June 19-22

GRENOBLE, France – June 20, 2017 – Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced that Leti’s embedded sensor fusion solution, SigmaFusion, has been embedded in Infineon Technologies’ AURIXTM TC29x platform. This platform enables automotive developers to control powertrain, body, safety and ADAS applications with one single microcontroller family.

SigmaFusion is Leti’s low-power, sensor-fusion solution that transforms the myriad of incoming distance data into clear information about the driving environment. It combines, merges and feeds exhaustive data to an autonomous car's autopilot perception layer. The system is able to detect any kind of obstacle and to assess obstacle-free spaces for safe route navigation.

Other SigmaFusion highlights include:

• Environment perception based on multi-sensor detection

• Compatibility with any kind of sensors providing either raw or object data

• Safe assessment of the free space surrounding the vehicle thanks to occupancy grid generation

• Predictable behavior and proven reliability standing on mathematical foundations

Leti will demonstrate SigmaFusion at the 12th ITS European Conference in Strasbourg, France, June 19-22, in booth S9.

AURIX™ includes an innovative multicore architecture based on 32-bit TriCore™ CPUs. It was designed to meet the highest safety standards, while increasing performance.

“SigmaFusion is compatible with any type of sensor, and provides fast, accurate environmental perception and real-time performance in a mass-market microcontroller. In addition, it is 100 times more efficient than comparable systems, and tailored to various platform, vehicle types and models,” said Leti marketing manager Michael Tchagaspanian.

“The AURIX™ family advances the automated and electrical car,” said Ralf Koedel, director, microcontrollers at the Automotive Division of Infineon Technologies AG. “Its extensive, vast feature set makes AURIX™ the architecture of choice in sensor-fusion applications. AURIXTM is responsible for safe and secure decision making, such as whether or not to initiate the automatic emergency braking.”

The AURIX™ multicore microcontrollers feature the highest safety performance in the market in combination with the highest security level up to Evita high standard. In addition, they offer the latest high-speed connectivity, e.g. GB Ethernet and the biggest integrated ASIL-D memory configuration, with 16MB flash and 6.9MB SRAM.

About Leti (France)

As one of three advanced-research institutes within CEA Tech, Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 59 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,900, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo.

CEA Tech is the technology research branch of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), a key player in innovative R&D, defence & security, nuclear energy, technological research for industry and fundamental science, identified by Thomson Reuters as the most innovative research organization in the world. CEA Tech leverages a unique innovation-driven culture and unrivalled expertise to develop and disseminate new technologies for industry, helping to create high-end products and provide a competitive edge. Follow us on www.leti.fr and @CEA_Leti.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2016 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 6.5 billion with more than 36,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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