Infineon XMC4500 Industrial Microcontrollers and Comprehensive Range of Development Tools Now Available

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has launched its XMC4500 series, the company’s first 32-bit industrial microcontrollers using the Cortex™ M4 processor from ARM®. Samples of the XMC4500 microcontrollers, which will go into high-volume production in May 2012, are presented at the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany. Complementing the product are development tools providing comprehensive support: In addition to Infineon’s free DAVE™ 3 development environment, a full range of tools is available including compilers, debuggers, software analysis and Flash programming tools, an extensive range of software solutions and consulting services by reputable providers. The XMC4500 series is suited particularly for use in electric drives, solar inverters and the automation of manufacturing and buildings.

”The XMC4000 family is more closely tailored to industrial customers’ requirements than any other competing product: it offers high-performance peripherals and a comprehensive development environment that makes familiarization convenient, time-saving and free of charge,” said Dr. Stephan Zizala, Senior Director of Industrial and Multimarket Microcontrollers at Infineon Technologies AG. ”The XMC4500 series reaps the benefits of our more than 30 years of experience in microcontroller development for industrial applications. XMC4500 has timer modules optimized for electric motor control, fast ADCs, integrated delta sigma demodulators, fast and robust Flash memory and an extended temperature range of up to 125 °C.”

In common with all members of the XMC4000 family, the XMC4500 series helps to improve the energy efficiency of the systems, supports a large number of communication standards and reduces complexity during software development. To this end, Infineon offers the free DAVE 3 integrated development environment. In addition to code generation based on DAVE apps, the development environment features a GNU compiler, a debugger and data visualization tools. A modular design kit is also available. Up to three additional application boards – for communication with other systems, for actuators and sensors, and for human-machine interface (HMI) functions – can be connected to the basic design board, depending on the respective application requirements.

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