Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Eatron Technologies have forged a partnership to integrate advanced machine learning solutions into the AURIX™ TC4x microcontroller, enhancing automotive battery management systems. The collaboration leverages the MCU’s cutting-edge machine learning features, including the integrated parallel processing unit (PPU), to optimize Eatron’s AI-powered battery management software for enhanced performance and accuracy.
Collaboratively, both entities are addressing three technological obstacles faced by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, namely, range anxiety, charging speed, and battery health, in order to boost customer EV adoption.
“Infineon’s AURIX TC4x PPU enables us to offer AI-based battery diagnostics, including lithium plating detection, as well as prognostics, such as state of health (SoH) and aging trajectory, and remaining useful life (RUL) prediction at the edge,” stated Umut Genc, CEO of Eatron. “Coupled with our market-leading state of everything (SoX) solution, which provides the most accurate and robust cell-level estimation of available charge, power, and battery health, this gives users of the TC4x the opportunity to have the leading BMS solution enabled by our software and machine learning models.”
In comparison to traditional CPUs, the integrated PPU, which functions as a SIMD vector DSP on-chip, significantly reduces computing time. Infineon’s ecosystem includes an automated toolchain for convenient and efficient PPU utilization, allowing clients to automate model conversion to vectorized code.
“Our new AURIX TC4x family is designed to improve the efficiency of many xEV applications. Today, we are proud to announce that AURIX TC4x overcomes previous limitations in computing performance, enabling our customers to fully exploit the value of high-precision models and algorithms. The next level of technological advancement in electromobility is now also gaining momentum in BMS. And in addition to providing outstanding hardware, we are pleased to welcome partners like Eatron to serve this market together,” claimed Thomas Boehm, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Microcontroller Automotive at Infineon.