Fujitsu Microelectronics to Feature Latest Graphics Display Controllers, 16-bit and 32-bit MCUs, 1394-Automotive ICs at Convergence 2008, October 20-22



    
    Auto-Cockpit Demonstration, Industry-leading Controllers and GDCs
    Delivering Best-in-class Infotainment, Graphical Navigation at Booth 819

    
    DETROIT, Oct. 20 /CNW/ -- Convergence 2008 -- Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc. (FMA) will highlight its new generations of in-vehicle control
technology for safety, navigation, entertainment and display applications at
Convergence 2008 in Detroit, October 20-22. Using the theme "connecting people
to cars," the company will feature its new 16-bit and 32-bit automotive
microcontrollers, advanced 1394-Automotive controller technology, and newest
graphics display controller series.
    Cockpit-Simulator Demonstration Features Next-Generation Standards and
Technologies
    In booth 819, Fujitsu will simulate a vehicle cockpit with the full
complement of products and capabilities that support control-by-wire
technology using the FlexRay(TM) standard and 1394-Automotive single-chip
controllers for high-bandwidth, in-car networks.
    The cockpit demonstration, which equips TFT/LCD instrument panels as a
meter cluster, will show how Fujitsu in-vehicle solutions deliver a safe,
convenient, comfortable vehicle that takes advantage of the latest automotive
standards.
    
    New Industry-Leading Graphics Display Controllers
    
    In addition, Fujitsu will present the newest member of its proven
graphics display controller series. The MB88F322 is a versatile, feature-rich
device designed for today's most popular display-based automotive applications
including instrument clusters, Heads-Up Display (HUD), Central Information
Display (CID) and Rear-Seat Entertainment (RSE) systems. The device includes
several advanced features that reduce bill-of-materials cost, form factor and
system-level power consumption.
    Fujitsu will also showcase the MB86R01, a highly integrated, compact
graphics SoC that delivers industry-leading CPU performance for on-board and
mobile navigation systems, graphical dashboard systems, HUD units, rear-seat
entertainment systems, Point of Sale terminals, industrial control panels and
embedded automotive graphics applications. (See the May 15, 2008, news
release, http://www.fujitsu.com/us/news/pr/fma_20070515-1.html).
    1394-Automotive Controllers Enable Powerful, Efficient Vehicle Multimedia
Networks
    The in-vehicle A/V network demonstration will highlight the infotainment
and navigation capabilities provided by the Fujitsu IEEE 1394-compliant
single-chip controller for in-vehicle multimedia networks. This demonstration
will show how the MB88388A links together the TV, DVD, audio system, car-
navigation system, rear-seat display and other information systems.
    The device integrates the physical layer (PHY), logical layer (LINK), and
the Fujitsu proprietary SmartCODEC into a single chip to provide a
low-latency, high-grade, high-speed network. The Fujitsu 1394-Automotive
controller is also being enhanced for use in an in-vehicle camera, which will
provide a safer, more secure system by linking multiple cameras inside and
outside the vehicle via a high-speed network. (See the November 5, 2007, news
release, http://www.fujitsu.com/us/news/pr/fma_20071105.html).
    New 16-bit, 32-bit MCUs for a Wide Range of Automotive Safety, Body
Control, Metering Applications
    Fujitsu will also showcase the company's 16-bit F2MC-16FX and 32-bit
MB91460 MCU families, which include MCUs for meter cluster, car body control,
and car infotainment applications. The F2MC-16FX series combines the
advantages of 16- and 32-bit architectures, using C-code efficiency that
benefits from the 16-bit instruction set. Instruction pipelining, a technique
widely used in the 32-bit RISC world, allows the 16FX to reach RISC-like
performance. The broad F2MC-16FX lineup includes single, double and triple
CAN-based controllers with ultra-wide internal bus bandwidths operating at up
to 56MHz.
    The Fujitsu 32-bit automotive MCUs are designed to control devices for
meter cluster, car body control, car infotainment and FlexRay applications,
using AutoSar-compliant drivers. CAN/FlexRay gateways let CAN's event-trigger
processing and FlexRay's time-trigger processing co-exist for maximum
applications performance.
    
    Fujitsu Hosts October 21 News Conference
    
    Fujitsu will host a news conference on Tuesday, October 21, at noon, to
introduce its latest products and detail its global automotive roadmap. The
presentation will include a speaker from Japan discussing Fujitsu's global
automotive semiconductor technology and roadmap, including the next-generation
vehicle safety, entertainment, and navigation systems. The presentation will
include information on how Fujitsu is working closely with automakers and
their tier-one suppliers to deliver the technology required for new systems
and designs. The news conference will take place in room M2-30 of the
convention center.
    
    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
    
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and
services for the wireless, networking, consumer, automotive, and other markets
throughout North and South America. For more product information, please visit
the company's web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro or address e-mail to
inquiry@fma.fujitsu.com.
    
    All product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks.

    




For further information:

For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc., +1-408-737-5647, eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com; or Dick Davies of
IPRA, +1-415-652-7515, ipra@mindspring.com, for Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc. Web Site: http://www.fma.fujitsu.com

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