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Compiler Performance Boost for Zone Control Units with Latest Release of HighTec's TriCore LLVM C/C++ Compiler for Infineon AURIX TC4x

HighTec EDV-Systeme, a leading provider of compiler solutions for automotive microcontrollers, announces a new release of their TriCore LLVM C/C++ compiler optimized for Infineon’s AURIX™ TC4x family. The new compiler version V8.0.0 delivers significant performance improvements, with benchmark tests demonstrating an average performance increase of approximately 25% compared to previous releases. This enhancement enables automotive software developers to fully leverage the high performance of the AURIX TC4x microcontrollers for Zone Control Units (ZCUs) in modern automotive architectures.

As automotive architectures continue to evolve, the consolidation of various functional ECUs into high-performing Zone Control Units have emerged as a prominent trend. Besides higher efficiency, ZCUs offer numerous benefits, including reduced cost, decreased weight, and increased flexibility thus paving the way for the software-defined vehicle. Infineon’s AURIX TC4x microcontroller family is specifically designed to address the requirements of ZCUs, providing rich connectivity, robust safety and security features, as well as high performance.

HighTec's TriCore LLVM C/C++ compiler, built on the modern LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine) open-source technology, ensures optimal utilization of the AURIX TC4x microcontrollers' performance. The new compiler version V8.0.0 demonstrates superior performance gains, enabling automotive software developers to achieve faster and more efficient code execution. The LLVM technology is renowned for its fast build times, excellent code density, and dependability. Developers also particularly appreciate the Clang compiler front-end with its extensive analysis options.

To fulfill the highest safety standards, HighTec's TriCore LLVM C/C++ compiler is qualified for ASIL D, the highest level of functional safety as defined by ISO 26262. The qualification kits provided with the compiler facilitate the development and certification of safety-critical applications, which helps automotive software developers to speed up the certification process.

“The AURIX TC4x microcontroller family plays a vital role in modern automotive architectures, and increases the efficiency, safety and comfort in future vehicle generations”, said Thomas Scheid, Senior Director Software, Partnership & Ecosystem Management at Infineon. “As our long-standing compiler partner, HighTec has optimized the latest LLVM compiler technologies for AURIX TC4x, enabling automotive software developers to create highly optimized, reliable and high-performing code.“

"We are thrilled to introduce the latest release of our TriCore LLVM C/C++ compiler for Infineon’s AURIX TC4x family, which delivers impressive performance improvements," said Mario Cupelli, CTO at HighTec EDV-Systeme. "By leveraging the advanced capabilities of this enhanced compiler, automotive software developers can unlock the full potential of the AURIX TC4x microcontrollers for Zone Controller Units."

HighTec's TriCore LLVM C/C++ compiler V8.0.0 for Infineon AURIX TC4x is now available.

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