Seamless Solutions for Powertrain Systems 2002-01-1303
Fuel efficiency and clean combustion engine versus high engine performance - which will increase up to factor 10 in the next 5 years - with less engine displacement are driving more complex engine control systems in today's and future vehicles. The challenge is not only to design a perfect engine, but also to incorporate the right semiconductors. Beside this demand on high sophisticated electronics the demand on cost reduction - especially for small cars - is one driving factor for a smart partitioning.
Infineon offers sensors, microcontrollers and power semiconductors for today's engine management platforms and therefore owns the right technologies to manufacture those devices. This opens up the possibility to integrate more functionality in less devices as in today's partitioning or
to define electronics to simplify complex control strategies and
to optimize the performance of each device.
This paper gives an overview about semiconductors for current engine management systems and will present an outlook how smart partitioning satisfies the increasing demands on system performance and increased functionality but can reduce system costs, too.