Infineon Joins 5G Automotive Association to Make Automated Driving a Reality

Infineon Technologies has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), to contribute towards the creation of a 5G standard for cars. The association is working on the introduction of new communication solutions enabling connected automated driving and on intelligent transport systems. Infineon will provide key 5G technologies required for the autonomous car, and for electromobility.

Secure communication with practically zero time delay is a critical requirement for autonomous driving. 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 will be 100 times faster and will transmit 1000 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 a broad  portfolio of automotive electronics, Infineon supplies security chips that help secure the data communication inside a vehicle and with its external world.

Infineon is already active in most relevant industry associations that are trying to make the automated and electric cars a reality. They are a member of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and of the world-leading industry association for the mobile communications sector GSM Association (GSMA). Infineon also joined the global Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN), 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.

The 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) was founded on September 27, 2016. Its founding members were AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, and Qualcomm Incorporated.