Infineon and Eatron have announced a partnership. Together, they want to develop an AI-based battery management solution for the automotive sector.
As part of the partnership between Infineon and Eatron, solutions and algorithms based on AI models will be integrated into the Aurix TC4x microcontroller (MCU) to improve the performance and accuracy of battery management software for electric vehicles. Eatron will use the MCU family's integrated Parallel Processing Unit (PPU) in its AI-based battery management software. "Infineon’s AURIX TC4x PPU enables us to offer AI-based battery diagnostics, including lithium plating detection, as well as prognostics, such as state of health (SoH) and aging trajectory, and remaining useful life (RUL) prediction at the edge", said Umut Genc, CEO of Eatron.
The PPU is an on-chip single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) vector digital signal processor (DSP) and significantly reduces computing time compared to conventional CPUs. As part of its ecosystem, Infineon offers an automated toolchain that makes using the PPU as simple and efficient as possible. For example, existing models can be automatically converted into vectorized code.