Altia today announces that Altia DeepScreen-generated graphics code is running on an Infineon XMC7200 32-bit microcontroller (MCU). With a rich history for success deploying embedded GUIs for production embedded devices, Altia and Infineon can now offer the capability to deliver high-impact, optimized graphics for industrial devices like EV charging stations, electric motorbikes and other IoT applications.
The Infineon XMC7200D-E272K is designed to meet the requirements for industrial applications—and is a true programmable embedded system-on-chip, integrating two 350-MHz Arm® Cortex®-M7 as the primary application processor and one 100-MHz Arm® Cortex®-M0+. This MCU includes up to 8 MB flash and 1 MB SRAM. It also includes an embedded multi-media card (eMMC) interface for easily extending flash memory.
“Infineon’s XMC7200 MCUs offer best-in-class compute performance, equipped with dual Arm® Cortex® M7 cores, flash memory up to 8 MB and many other value-added features for high-end industrial applications, supporting next-generation embedded displays and advanced graphics,” said Lisa Kamp, Software Product Marketing Manager, Infineon Technologies. “With Altia’s highly efficient graphics code, this product pairing enables our customers to deliver rich embedded GUIs for powerful and cost-effective applications, all enabled directly within the ModusToolbox™ software ecosystem.”
Altia is keenly suited to delivering embedded graphics solutions to memory efficient MCUs like the Infineon XMC7200 series. The Altia Binary Asset Manager is employed to trim design graphics to make efficient use of memory. Runtime font engines are included to optimize text shaping and text kerning. Altia’s code generator employs efficient software rendering for speedy GUI content even on MCUs without graphics acceleration or a display controller. Because Altia’s code generation solutions do not rely on hardware acceleration for graphics, Altia-generated code can be deployed to any hardware—even applications without operating systems.
“We are pleased to expand our code generation support to include Infineon’s MCUs. Our partnership began years ago in the automotive sector with the earliest generation of their TRAVEO™ products. Today, we continue to partner with Infineon in automotive with support for the second generation of TRAVEO™, the T2G series—and we are extending our reach to industrial applications with the PSoC™ 6 and the XMC7200,” stated Jason Williamson, Altia’s Vice President of Marketing. “The smart architecture of our DeepScreen code generators enables high impact, small footprint GUIs for any hardware.”
For more information about designing, developing and deploying embedded GUIs for the Infineon XMC7200 series, visit www.altia.com/get-started.
Altia is a software company that provides graphical user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final production code. Our GUI editor, Altia Design, offers development teams the capability to implement a model-based development process enabling clear team communication and accelerated user interface development. Our code generator, Altia DeepScreen, supports a vast range of low- to high-powered processors from a variety of industry-leading silicon providers. Altia generates pure C source code that is optimized to take full advantage of hardware resources. Graphics code generated by Altia is driving millions of displays worldwide – from automotive instrument clusters, HUDs and radios to thermostats, washing machines and medical devices.
Altia was founded in 1991. Its customers include automotive OEMs and Tier 1s like Continental Automotive, Denso, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Renault, Magneti Marelli, Nippon Seiki, Valeo, Visteon and more – plus leading consumer device manufacturers like Electrolux, Whirlpool, NordicTrack and many others.