Infineon : XMC4000 Family Speeds Up Functional Safety Development of Industrial Applications

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Further advancing the development of functional safety industrial applications, Infineon recently announced the availability of the safety package for the XMC4000 family of 32-bit microcontrollers. The XMC4000 safety package helps to develop TÜV-certified automation systems that conform with safety integrity levels SIL2 and SIL3. In addition, with the XMC4000 safety package, Infineon helps to cut development time for the functional safety software test libraries down to about one year.

The XMC4000 safety package includes XMC4000 microcontroller hardware, detailed documentation and a TÜV-certified software test library, which was developed together with the functional safety solution provider YOGITECH. Also, it includes consultancy and implementation support by the embedded engineering tool supplier Hitex that offers extensive experience in functional safety applications. The detailed documentation comprises a failure mode report, FMEDA (failure mode effects and diagnostic analysis) based on liable FIT (failure in time) rates for the XMC4000 microcontrollers, and the safety application note helping to develop SIL2 and SIL3 systems.


XMC4000 Families: XMC4800, XMC4700, XMC4500, XMC4400, XMC4200, XMC4100

All XMC4000 devices are qualified for operation at +125°C ambient temperature. They are powered by ARM® Cortex®-M4 with a built-in DSP instruction set, Single Precision Floating Point Unit, Direct Memory Access (DMA) feature and Memory Protection Unit (MPU). All members of the XMC4000 family come with a comprehensive set of common, fast and precise analog/mixed signal, Timer/PWM and communication peripherals. The XMC4000 family today has six series: XMC4100, XMC4200, XMC4400, XMC4500, XMC4700 and XMC4800, with more than 75 devices in VQFN, LQFP and LFBGA packages scaling from 48 to 196 pins. As a highlight, the XMC4800 devices are the first-ever highly integrated ARM Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers with EtherCAT® integrated, bringing real-time Ethernet communication that is easy to implement with high cost effectiveness.


XMC4400 Drive Card: KIT_XMC4400_DC_V1 Stay Safe While Dealing with Hundreds of Watts

Take the XMC4400 drive card with galvanic isolation. The debug interface is isolated from the XMC microcontroller and the position detection interfaces to guarantee safe operation during software development. The best fit for the XMC1300 and XMC4400 drive cards is the DAVE™ motor control apps library and X-Spy for SW development and parameterisation.

Orderable Part NumbersSP Numbers


  • XMC4400 microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M4F based)
  • On-board J-Link lite debugger with galvanic isolation
  • 2x hall interface
  • Compatible with Infineon power boards (e.g. power board from XMC750 watt motor control application kit)
  • Fully supported by DAVE with motor control apps library


  • Digital power conversion
  • Motor control
  • Sense and control
  • IO applications