COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – July 21, 2021 – Altia is proud to announce our success with Infineon’s HMI Tool Certification Program. Infineon established this program with the goal to provide customers with a trusted network of partners whose human-machine interface (HMI) tools support the most important hardware features of their microcontrollers, ensuring the best possible user experience and performance for their application. Altia has been a long-time partner with Infineon and Traveo—with production-proven solutions for Amber, Amethyst and Artemis—so this new certified status is further proof of the value of our combined solutions.
“Altia and Infineon are in countless production vehicles with the first generation of Traveo – and our customers can continue to design with confidence with our certified Traveo II solution,” said Jason Williamson, Altia Vice President of Marketing.
Infineon’s latest HMI Tool Certification Program is focused on creating a high-end automotive display experience for mid- and entry-level cars. They do this by challenging HMI tool partners to create a full 1920 x 720 virtual dashboard plus a warped head-up display (HUD) leveraging the complete features of the Traveo II solution, particularly GPU and memory.
As the lead developer for Altia’s certification project, Dr. René Schumann has keen insight into Altia’s solution architecture for Traveo II. He shared just a few of the highlights with Altia’s solution. “Altia’s robust tool chain and powerful code generation provide outstanding flexibility to map the various HMI requirements to the hardware features and make the most of its resources. For example, Altia leverages Traveo II’s On the Fly (OTF) rendering feature using our Layer Manager Object. This makes it possible for customers to deploy HMIs on a 1920 x 720 display, which is usually an application reserved for high-powered SoCs.” Dr. Schumann continued, “Additionally, the Altia Binary Asset Manager allows developers to create robust HMIs with reduced asset storage requirements utilizing the Traveo II’s image compression features. These finely tuned optimizations empower customers to create a high-end cluster experience using Infineon’s cost-efficient microcontroller. Altia’s toolchain is uniquely suited to deliver extremely rich graphics with limited memory. This is what we do best.”
Altia is an industry standard for automotive HMIs—instrument clusters, HUDs, in-vehicle infotainment systems and full integrated cockpit displays. Designed into over 100 million vehicles worldwide, automotive OEMs and Tier 1s rely on Altia’s HMI editor and graphics code generation software to deliver brand-defining user interfaces to production vehicles. Development teams using Altia for their production interfaces can leverage their experience with the same HMI tools for multiple projects and in-vehicle display systems. They can also use the same HMI models across multiple brands and production hardware platforms. Companies currently in production with Altia and the first generation of Traveo can easily port their designs to the latest innovations from Infineon.
“Altia and Infineon are proven production partners on several production programs around the world with the first generation of Traveo. This certification takes our partnership to the next level. Both Altia and Infineon are committed to providing our customers with the best possible user experience. We are confident that Altia’s support of Traveo II will continue to enable customers to quickly and easily implement beautiful HMI designs with top notch performance,” stated Mathias Braeuer, Senior Director of the Automotive Microcontroller Business Unit at Infineon.
Altia is a software company that provides graphical user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Our GUI editor, Altia Design, offers development teams the capability to implement a model-based development process for clear communication and accelerated user interface development. Our code generator, Altia DeepScreen, supports a vast range of low- to high-powered processors from a variety of industry-leading silicon providers. Altia generates pure C source code that is optimized to take full advantage of hardware resources. Graphics code generated by Altia is driving millions of displays worldwide – from automotive instrument clusters, HUDs and radios to thermostats, washing machines and healthcare monitors. Our mission is to get the
best automotive, medical and consumer interfaces into production in the shortest time on the lowest- cost hardware.
Altia was founded in 1991. Its customers include automotive OEMs and Tier 1s like Continental Automotive, Denso, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Renault, Magneti Marelli, Nippon Seiki, Valeo, Visteon and more – plus leading consumer device manufacturers like Electrolux, Whirlpool, NordicTrack and many others.
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Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon are the key to a better future. In the 2020 fiscal year (ending 30 September), Infineon reported revenue of more than €8.5 billion with a workforce of some 46,700 people worldwide. Following the acquisition of the US company Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon is now a global top 10 semiconductor company.
Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.