Infineon Technologies AG has received an award from Toyota for continuously outstanding product quality.
The auto maker’s Hirose plant presented its Honour Quality Award to the Munich-based chip maker for its CAN transceivers – devices that enable various electronic control units (ECU) in the car to exchange data.
Achieving zero defects in automotive electronics is becoming increasingly important in light of many new functionalities such as automated driving.
Infineon supplies transceivers for the controller area network (CAN) in vehicles to the plant. Various ECUs in the car use this network to communicate with each other for things such as drivetrain, safety and convenience functions.
According to the market research firm Strategy Analytics, Infineon rose from fifth to fourth place on the list of the largest automotive semiconductor suppliers in Japan in 2017.
This is the tenth time that Infineon has received an award from the Toyota Hirose Plant for flawless quality. With four consecutive zero-defect years, the company now qualified for the highest award level, Honor Quality Award, for the second time in its 16-year history as a supplier to the plant.
Infineon has been developing and producing network ICs for automotive applications for over 20 years and is today one of the leading producers worldwide. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of standard and OEM-specific products that covers various bus segments such as CAN FD, CAN with Partial Networking, classical CAN, LIN, and FlexRay.
For the latest CAN FD protocol variant with 5 Mbps, Infineon offers TLE925x transceivers as per ISO11898-2:2016 as well as system basis chips (SBC) in the TLE9278 Multi-CAN Power-SBC family. The TC3xx multi-core microcontrollers in the AURIX™ family have up to 12 CAN FD channels that comply with ISO11898-1:2015.