Sunnyvale, Calif. Fujitsu Microelectronics America added to their series of graphics display controllers with a 32-bit CPU and graphics engine on a single chip. The Fujitsu MB86R01 'Jade' is a complete system-on-chip (SoC) designed for high-end, high-volume embedded automotive graphics applications including on-board and mobile navigation systems, graphical dashboard systems, head-up display (HUD) units, rear-seat entertainment, point-of-sale terminals and industrial control panels.
The SoC integrates the 32-bit ARM926EJ-S CPU core with the Fujitsu graphics display controller, the MB86296. Built using Fujitsu's 90 nm CMOS process technology, the MB86R01 is suited for applications requiring maximum CPU performance combined with sophisticated 2D and 3D graphics.
The ARM926EJ-S is a fully synthesizable processor with a Jazelle (Java Acceleration) technology-enhanced 32-bit RISC CPU, 16 kB instruction cache, 16 kB data cache, 16 kB ITCM, 16 kB DTCM and memory management unit (MMU). The CPU runs all major operating systems and state-of-the-art middleware, including Microsoft Windows CE, QNX, Wind River VxWorks, Linux and Itron.
The graphics processor IC provides requirements for embedded graphics applications including in-car infotainment systems, with a rendering engine for 2D/3D graphic acceleration functions, a geometry processor supporting floating-point transformations for smooth graphics animation and a dual-display capability (2 x RGB digital output), which allows different content to be shown on two connected screens.
The MB86R01 incorporates an ETM9 (medium) and JTAG ICE interface, 8-channel DMA and 32-bit timers. Core frequency is 320 MHz (generated by the on-chip PLL). On-board peripherals include a unified DDR2 memory supporting 320 Mbits/s (up to 128 MB), a parallel flash/SRAM host interface with decryption engine, parallel ATA, SD-Card, CAN interface, Media LB and USB 2.0 (host and function). There is also a DAC and ADC, along with I2C and I2S interfaces, PWM, SPI, UART, GPIO and an external interrupt.
Other features include bit-blt and texture mapping units (up to 4096 x 4096); alpha bit-blt and ROP2 functions and six layers of overlay display. Dual-digital video-input formats include YUV, RGB and ITU656. The MB86R01 supports built-in alpha blending, anti-aliasing and chroma-keying. Display resolutions range from 320 x 240 up to 1024 x 768. Packaged in a 484-pin BGA, the device requires a supply voltage of 3.3 V (I/O), 1.8 V (DDR2), 1.2 V (internal) and is designed to operate over a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.
Availability: Samples available
Pricing: $39.00 each in sample quantities
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, 212-599-9800, www.fujitsu.com