Elektrobit Embedded OS for Infineon AURIX MCUs

  • October 25, 2022
  • William Payne

Elektrobit, the embedded software subsidiary of Continental, has launched an automotive-grade embedded real-time operating system for the Infineon AURIX TC4x family of microcontrollers. The new operating system allows OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to develop electrical/electronic (E/E) architectures for AURIX TC4x MCUs using Classic AUTOSAR.

The EB tresos AutoCore OS is an embedded, multi-core, real-time operating system that implements the AUTOSAR standard and all its scalability classes. The EB tresos Embedded Hypervisor allows multiple OS and AUTOSAR stack instances to be executed in parallel on a single MCU using new virtualisation features of the Infineon AURIX TC4x MCU, saving costs and reducing update efforts. It enables an application—such as on-board diagnostics (OBD)—to be run separately from other applications on the MCU to avoid repeated homologation costs and delays should updates be required for that application.

“Given the growing vehicle complexity, we’ve placed significant focus on collaborating with best-of-breed software partners,” said Thomas Schneid, Senior Director Software, Partner and Ecosystem Management, Infineon. “Elektrobit has been a long-time, respected collaborator of ours. Its expertise in AUTOSAR and in developing software for the AURIX TriCore architecture—including its new EB tresos Embedded Hypervisor—provides our customers with competitive advantage as they develop E/E architectures for their next-gen vehicles.”

The AURIX TC4x targets a range of automotive applications including functional integration in domain and zone-based E/E architectures, and supports eMobility and automated driving through safety systems. Infineon’s AURIX TC4x improves connectivity including safety and security.

“Elektrobit is proud to be the first to provide an OS and hypervisor that allow car makers and Tier 1s to benefit from the innovations in the new AURIX TC4x MCUs,” said Michael Robertson, Head of Products and Strategy, Elektrobit. “EB tresos and the new AURIX TC4x are a perfect match for OEMs and suppliers looking to develop ECU software applications based on the Classic AUTOSAR standard.”