Infineon, Xilinx and Xylon Team Up for Safety-Critical MCU Effort

Infineon Technologies has announced an effort with Xilinx and Xylon to produce a new Xylon IP core called logiHSSL. It enables high-speed communication between Infineon’s AURIX TC2xx and TC3xx microcontrollers and Xilinx’ SoC, MPSoC and FPGA devices via the Infineon High Speed Serial Link (HSSL). This serial link supports baudrates of up to 320 Mbaud at a net payload data-rate of up to 84%. The HSSL is an Infineon native interface, low-cost in regards to pin-count because it requires only five pins-–-two LVDS with two pins each and one CLK pin. So far, the HSSL interface is used to exchange data between AURIX devices and customer ASICs for performance or functional extension.

Now, the new IP core will allow system developers to combine safety and security provided by AURIX with the wide range of functional possibilities brought to the table by the Xilinx devices. Linked devices can access and control each other’s internal and connected resources through the HSSL.

To support development activities the partners are offering a starter kit. It includes a Xilinx evaluation kit, an Infineon AURIX evaluation board and a Xylon FMC board. Kit deliverables include the reference design with the test software application, Xylon’s logicBRICKS evaluation licenses, documentation and technical support.

The new IP core and the development kit will be available this month (March 2019).

Infineon Technologies | www.infineon.com
Xilinx | www.xilinx.com
Xylon | www.logicbricks.com

New Certified Service Regulates V2X-Connected Vehicles

INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS), a subsidiary of Green Hills Software, has announced the ISS Misbehavior Authority Service (MAS), which is the first MA Service for the US V2X ecosystem. The ISS MAS will begin by serving the US Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Pilots already subscribing to the ISS Certificate Management Service (CMS) and all other ISS CMS Subscribers. As the de facto US national SCMS Manager, ISS continues to ensure the US V2X ecosystem is secure and interoperable, according to ISS.

With the ISS MAS, CV-Pilots and ISS CMS Subscribers will be able to begin identifying vehicles for misbehavior and removing them from their networks. Device manufacturers and all ISS CMS Subscribers should contact ISS by registering to discuss how to get their devices ISS CMS-certified, enabled with the ISS-approved MAS OBU client and begin testing. Developers who are are running a DSRC and/or C-V2X AV or CV-Pilot and have potential misbehavior data they want analyzed can register with the service.

The ISS MAS extends the initial work in misbehavior detection performed by ISS, CAMP and USDOT. The ability to identify vehicles that are not sending correct V2X messages and to remove them from the connected vehicle ecosystem is an important security requirement to maintain trust in the ecosystem. The ISS MAS provides this capability on a scalable and efficient national level. As part of this, ISS will be publishing its misbehavior detection criteria, reporting format and MAS APIs for OBU and RSU vendors to use with their compliant systems.

INTEGRITY Security Services | www.ghsiss.com

 

 

Infineon and TTTech Team Up for Automated Driving Solution

Infineon Technologies and TTTech Auto have released the second generation of their fully integrated automotive-grade safety solution for automated driving use cases. It is based on Infineon’s AURIX TC397XM microcontroller and TTTech Auto’s MotionWise safety software platform. It delivers full support and scalability for level 2+ solutions up to the advanced levels 4 and 5 of automated driving. It helps embedded systems developers achieve faster time-to-market, improved software integration and validation thus reducing overall cost.

The first generation of Infineon’s AURIX microcontroller and TTTech Auto’s safety software platform MotionWise are integral part of zFAS, Audi’s centerpiece for piloted driving, that premiered in the Audi A8. TTTech Auto optimized its series-proven product MotionWise for the new and even more powerful second generation of Infineon’s AURIX microcontroller called TC397XM. The MotionWise safety software platform and underlying hardware are powerful enough to match the requirements of up to level 5 automated driving functions.

Residing on an ASIL-D safety hardware, the second generation of the solution is optimized for safety-critical applications. It is offering an increased ISO 26262 ASIL-D computing performance capability, a richer set of peripherals and advanced security measures. MotionWise enables fail-operational performance, freedom from interference and safety by design with highest ASIL levels for the whole platform. Each application hosted by MotionWise will run encapsulated from its peers, resulting in a safe environment where applications with different safety and real-time requirements can coexist and interact. This allows for seamless integration of applications.

Both companies gained extensive experience through close collaboration with key automotive industry players in long-term series production projects. As a key-component in more than 25 car models with production start since 2017, the first generation of this solution creates valuable synergies for series production. Several customers have already evaluated the second generation of this software/hardware combination and decided to use it in their ADAS series production programs with start of production in 2019.

Infineon Technologies | www.infineon.com

TTTech Auto | www.tttech-auto.com