Freescale Semiconductor introduced the Qorivva 32-bit MPC5676R microcontroller. The new multicore automotive MCU features 6 MB of on-chip flash memory, 384 KB of on-chip RAM, three enhanced timing processor units (eTPU), 64-channel 12-bit analog-to-digital converter, CAN and FlexRay communications systems, on-chip hardware for knock detection processing. The 90nm Freescale Qorivva MPC5676R microcontrollers make it easier for automotive designers to improve engine efficiency and reduce exhaust pollution. The MPC5676R MCU is ideal for a variety of powertrain control applications, including diesel, gasoline and natural gas engines and hybrid electric and plug-in electric vehicles. Evaluation kits and samples will be available in January 2012.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the Qorivva MPC567xK 32-bit microcontrollers. The Qorivva MPC567xK MCU family is ideal for radar- and camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), such as blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning systems, side view assistance and adaptive headlights. The dual-core MPC567xK microcontrollers feature a lock-step mode to detect and mitigate common hardware and software faults while meeting automotive software integrity level D standards. Samples of the first member of the MPC567xK family are expected in March. General availability is planned for Q3 2011.
Freescale Semiconductor announced the QorIQ Qonverge base station-on-chip devices. The QorIQ Qonverge processor family consists of four distinct products optimized for small cell (femto and pico) and large cell (metro and macro) applications. The family also supports remote radio head and emerging cloud-based radio access network (C-RAN) configurations. The first QorIQ Qonverge devices are the 45nm PSC9130/PSC9131 femto SoCs and PSC9132 picocell/enterprise femto SoC devices. They will be available in the second half of 2011. 28nm processors targeting larger cell (metro and macro) base stations will also be available later this year.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the PPC10A rugged 6U VME single board computer. The PPC10A SBC is based on the Freescale QorIQ P4080 8-core processor. The board features either eight or four e500mc cores (each operating at up to 1.5GHz), up to 8 GBytes of dual channel DDR3 memory, two XMC/PMC sites, AFIX site, two Gigabit Ethernet ports (with an additional two ports optionally available), two Serial ATA ports, two USB 2.0 ports (three additional USB 2.0 ports are optionally available) and 31 GPIO ports.
Freescale Semiconductor launched their MSC8157 and MSC8158 digital signal processors (DSP). The new digital signal processors are the next generation of the Freescale MSC8156 DSP. The MSC8157 and MSC8158 DSP devices are based on Freescale’s SC3850 core running at 1.2 Ghz, which recently earned the highest BDTIsimMark2000 fixed-point performance score of any DSP architecture tested to date by independent signal-processing firm Berkley Design Technology, Inc (BDTI). The Freescale MSC8157/58 DSPs will start sampling to selected customers in Q1 2011.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the Qorivva microcontroller (MCU) families for automotive applications. The new 55nm Qorivva MCU product families range from simple, low-cost, single-core controllers up to the latest triple- and quad-core variants. The 32-bit Freescale microcontrollers are based on Power Architecture technology. The MCU devices are built using a unique 55 nanometer (nm) non-volatile memory (NVM) process for improved power efficiency and cost effectiveness. The Qorivva MCU families will be available in early 2012.
Freescale Semiconductor recently launched their S12G microcontroller (MCU) family. The S12G microcontrollers are ideal for automotive body electronics applications requiring controller area network (CAN) or local interconnect network (LIN)/SAE J2602 communication, including body controllers, door modules, occupant detection, HVAC, seating controllers and lighting modules. The Freescale 16-bit S12G MCU family features onboard EEPROM and uses a mature and cost-effective 0.18 micron process.
Freescale Semiconductor announced the sub-$10 MPC830x PowerQUICC II Pro Architecture processors. The MPC830x communications processors consist of the MPC8308, MPC8309 and MPC8306/8306S. The MPC830x is ideal for line cards, industrial applications, WLAN access points, intelligent NIC equipment, smart energy gateways, and general purpose control functions. Suggested resale pricing in 10,000 quantities ranges from $7.36 (USD) for the MPC8306 to $9.94 (USD) for the MPC8308. The MPC8308 is shipping in volume production now. Limited samples for the MPC8306/8306S and MPC8309 are now available with volume production for these devices expected in December 2010 and March 2011 respectively.
Freescale Semiconductor announced the QorIQ P5 64-bit Power Architecture platform. The P5 platform features the e5500 core and is ideal for high-end control and data plane applications in networking, enterprise storage, security appliance, data center and aerospace/defense markets. The single-core 64-bit P5010 and the dual-core 64-bit P5020 processors will be the first products in the new QorIQ P5 communications platform. Simulated models of the P5020 and P5010 are expected in July 2010. Initial samples are planned for Q4 2010, and qualification is expected in 2H 2011.
Freescale Semiconductor launched their QorIQ P3041 communications processors. Key features include a three-level cache hierarchy for optimized latencies, a hardware hypervisor for robust support of multiple operating systems within the device, a trusted boot architecture to ensure code is not tampered with or reverse engineered, efficient data path handling, and improved Serial RapidIO and SATA IP. The P3041 communications processor is scheduled to start sampling in Q4 2010 with qualification planned for 2H 2011.