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Infineon Technologies and Qt Group Collaborate to Revolutionize the Global Semiconductor Market

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The global semiconductor market is a fiercely competitive space, with manufacturers perpetually seeking ways to shorten time-to-market. Concurrently, the demand for fluid and high-resolution graphical displays is on the rise. To address these market challenges, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has announced a strategic partnership with Qt Group, a global software company that provides cross-platform solutions throughout the software development lifecycle.

The Collaboration

This partnership introduces Qt’s lightweight, high-performance graphics framework to Infineon’s graphics-enabled TRAVEO™ T2G cluster microcontrollers, representing a significant shift in the development of graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

Microcontrollers and Their Functionality

Modern microcontrollers offer extensive graphical capabilities that facilitate compact designs, cost-efficiency, and reduced power consumption. They are renowned for their instant boot-up, small footprint, and efficient real-time processing capabilities, making them a popular choice across multiple sectors including automotive instrument clusters, two-wheelers, construction machinery, and various industrial and medical applications.

Infineon’s TRAVEO T2G MCUs

Infineon’s TRAVEO T2G MCUs are specifically engineered to meet the requirements of these applications, especially the TRAVEO T2G cluster family. These devices offer GUIs with high refresh rates and up to full HD resolution. The integration of the Qt graphics solution directly into these MCUs allows Infineon to further optimise these devices and enables intelligent rendering technology with significant benefits:

  • Up to 5x more efficient memory usage compared to the market average.
  • Up to 2x faster boot time compared to average boot times in the market.
  • Up to 50 percent shorter time to market, from design to production.

Statements from Qt Group and Infineon

Toni Paila, Director, Qt for MCUs at Qt Group, expressed pride in assisting Infineon to bridge the gap in integrated advanced design and development tools, thereby enabling device manufacturers to deliver superior user interfaces with low memory footprints on their MCUs.

Ralf Ködel, Vice President Microcontrollers at Infineon, acknowledged the efficiency of Qt’s design and development workflow and the benefits of extending this efficiency to their microcontrollers, enabling their customers to significantly shorten the time-to-market from product design to production.

Demonstration and Availability

A live demonstration of Qt for MCUs on Infineon’s TRAVEO T2G will be showcased at Qt’s booth at Embedded World 2024 in Nuremberg from April 9 to 11 in Hall 4, Stand 4-258. The TRAVEO T2G cluster microcontroller products featuring Qt’s advanced graphical libraries are now available.

Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.