Zero-Defect Quality Award
The car manufacturer Toyota has awarded Infineon Technologies with its ‘Excellent Quality Award’ for delivering outstanding quality products. The award was given for Infineon’s CAN transceivers.
“Zero-defect quality products are a prerequisite for safe autonomous driving, for the electric and traditional drivetrain, for safety and data security of leading-edge vehicles,” said Masayuki Takazawa, who heads Quality Management at Infineon Technologies Japan and accepted the award on behalf of the company during the ceremony.
This is the eighth time that Toyota’s Hirose Plant has acknowledged Infineon for its outstanding CAN transceiver product quality. CAN transceivers transmit and receive data according to the CAN communication protocol. On average, every car produced today uses about 17 CAN transceivers. Infineon has been supplying Toyota’s Hirose Plant with CAN transceivers for in-vehicle networking for over 15 years. At this plant, Toyota develops and manufactures state-of-the-art electronic components for vehicles.
“It is a great honor for Infineon to receive the ‘Excellent Quality Award’ from Toyota Motor Corporation’s Hirose Plant,” said Masayuki Takazawa. “The semiconductors that we supply form the foundation of electric vehicles that will continue to increase in the future. We aim to become the leading supplier in the EV market, and will continue our efforts to satisfy the strict quality standards that are required.”
In the future, cars will have even more ECUs, which will feature an even higher level of functionality. Therefore, the importance of in-vehicle networking devices increases due to the larger quantity of data exchanged between the ECUs. As a result, the automotive industry recently established the CAN FD protocol for faster CAN communication up to 5 Mbit/s and CAN PN (Partial Networking) for improved energy efficiency. Infineon offers a product fit for these in-vehicle-networking trends.
Its Aurix micro-controller family supports CAN FD based on ISO 11898-1 and features memory Flash sizes ranging between 0,5 MiB and 8 MiB. Also, the CAN FD transceivers TLE7250x and TLE7251x as well as the mid-range SBC (system basis chip) family TLE926x today support CAN FD up to 2 Mbit/s, with CAN FD 5 Mbit/s products to be available by the end of 2016.
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