Infineon joins the 5G Automotive Association

April 12, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Infineon Technologies AG has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) in order to contribute to introducing the 5G standard into the car. The company believes that automated cars would not be able to exist without reliable communications infrastructure and stable mobile connectivity.

5GAA is focused on the introduction of new communications systems that enable connected automated driving and intelligent transport systems. As one of the world leading semiconductor companies for automobile electronics, cellular infrastructure and data security, Infineon provides key technologies required for 5G, for the autonomous car, and for electromobility.

“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.”

Compared to the preceding 4G infrastructure, 5G aims to be 100 times faster and able to transmit 1000 times more data in real-time. Enhanced mobile broadband access at multi-gigabit speeds requires advanced semiconductors. 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.