Release of Industry’s Highest Performance 32-Bit Dual-Core Microcontrollers with Embedded Flash Memory
Renesas Electronics released two new 32-bit dual-core MCUs with embedded flash memory featuring processing performance of 1024 Dhrystone MIPS at a clock speed of 200 megahertz (MHz), which is world’s highest among existing 32-bit dual-core MCUs with embedded flash memory. The new MCUs comes with two built-in CPU cores, 64 KB of RAM for each core as well as 2MB of flash memory plus an additional 64KB system RAM that are available in a 304-pin fine pitch ball grid array (FBGA) package. The new single chip MCUs are ideal for factory automation systems, printers, home information applications and household equipment.
The new MCUs feature expanded peripheral functions including USB, CAN and Ethernet interfaces as well as an increased number of channels covering conventional peripheral such as timers and serial interfaces. The samples of new MCUs are available now at $35 per unit. The mass production is planned to commence by fall of 2011, with a monthly production of 2,000,000 units by March 2012.