The communication infrastructure and stable mobile connectivity is going to be vital to the future of automated cars. Therefore, the introduction of 5G is going to be key. With this in mind Infineon Technologies, a contributor to the introduction of the 5G standard into the car, has recently announced that it has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). The association works on the introduction of new communication solutions enabling connected automated driving and on intelligent transport systems.
“Secure communication with practically zero time delay is a critical requirement for the breakthrough of autonomous driving,” said Peter Schiefer, President of the Automotive division at Infineon. “In close cooperation with the car industry and IT, Infineon supports the communication solutions for the automated car with its cutting edge semiconductors and with system and security expertise.”
“We’re delighted with Infineon’s joining the 5GAA,” said Dino Flore, Director General of the 5GAA. “Infineon’s chip expertise for car electronics, data security, and mobile communication is a truly valuable addition to the 5GAA.”
5G - 100 times faster than 4G
Compared to the preceding 4G infrastructure, 5G is 100 times faster and able to transmit 1,000 times more data in real time. Enhanced mobile broadband access at multi-gigabit speeds requires advanced semiconductor solutions. Infineon provides high frequency components that receive, amplify and transmit data, as well as components for antenna tuning and switching. In addition to the broadest portfolio for automotive electronics in the industry, Infineon supplies security chips that help secure the data communication inside a vehicle and with its external world.
Worldwide 5G standardisation speeding success of the automated car
International standardisation is a critical requirement for the market success of new technologies and their applications, such as the Internet of Things or autonomous driving. Together with major car manufacturers, Infineon is already active in the relevant industry associations in order to quickly make the automated and electric car a reality. Infineon is a member of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and of the industry association for the mobile communications sector GSM Association (GSMA). Infineon also joined the global Charging Interface Initiative e. V., which is dedicated to the development, establishment and promotion of a world standard for a charging system for all kinds of battery powered electric vehicles.