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Infineon’s TriCore based TC1796 automotive microcontroller from Avnet

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The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium has announced publication of certified benchmark scores for the TC1796, a member of the TriCore based AUDO-NG family of automotive microcontrollers from Infineon Technologies.

Tested against AutoBench 1.1, EEMBC’s suite of automotive/industrial processor benchmarks, the 150MHz TC1796, available from Avnet,  achieved a score of 100 Automarks, a high recorded value for a device in this frequency range.

The Automark score is the geometric mean of the 16 benchmark kernels in AutoBench, which include tests representing signal processing, communications, and general-purpose microcontroller workloads typical of automotive and industrial systems. For these benchmark tests, the TC1796 was used in conjunction with the Tasking VX Toolset for Tricore v2.1r2.

The TC1796, part of Infineon’s AUDO-NG family, is optimised for applications requiring embedded real-time performance and DSP capabilities combined with a fast interrupt response time and high level of fault tolerance. The TC1796 features 2 MB of embedded flash and on-chip peripherals including Micro Second Bus, Fast ADC, and Micro Link Interface. Its triple bus structure is intended to boost overall automotive system performance while reducing system costs.

According to Infineon Microcontroller, the TC1796 as well as the smaller TC1766 offer real-time performance and the AUDO-NG family owes its outstanding performance to a combination of an innovative architecture that incorporates fast bus systems for on-chip communication and intelligent peripheral units and increased CPU clock rates.


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