Next-Generation Graphics Controller From Fujitsu Microelectronics Provides 3D Rendering, Enhanced Video Capture, Compliance with OpenGL ES 2.0



    The Fujitsu MB86298 Graphics Processor, Designed for High-level Graphics
for Automotive, Avionics, Marine, Industrial Systems,
    
    to be Featured at Telematics Detroit, June 2-3

    
    SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc. (FMA) today announced an expansion of its industry-leading
family of graphics display controllers (GDCs) for automotive, avionics, marine
and industrial applications, introducing the Fujitsu MB86298 "Ruby" GDC, which
is compliant with the OpenGL(R) ES 2.0 standard.

    Designed in 90-nanometer technology, the highly integrated MB86298 "Ruby"
controller provides the high-performance 3D-rendering functions typically seen
on high-end computer graphics for embedded applications. The rendering engine
incorporates programmable unified shader architecture to align with the OpenGL
ES 2.0 standard, with support for user-specific operations on vertices and
fragments. The pipeline structure in the device's integrated shader unit is
configurable to use high-level geometry, color and lighting algorithms for
full-scene anti-aliased (FSAA) image generation. Power consumption is
typically less than 2.5W.

    The MB86298 controller provides OpenGL ES 2.0/OpenVG(TM) 1.0
functionality, which is highly suitable for demanding next-generation
dashboard systems, head-up displays (HUD), telematics systems, navigation
systems, and rear-seat entertainment applications. The GDC will be
demonstrated in the Fujitsu Microelectronics booth (#53) at the Telematics
Detroit 2009 conference, June 2-3, at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi,
Michigan.

    "The new Ruby graphics display controller continues Fujitsu's leadership
in this innovative technology," said Dan Landeck, senior manager of strategic
marketing, Automotive Business Group at Fujitsu Microelectronics. "We have
increased performance, reduced the component count, and provided full
compliance with the important OpenGL ES 2.0 standard. This graphics processor
is ideal for a wide range of high-level graphic applications including
telematics, in-vehicle entertainment, driver assistance and navigation, marine
systems, avionics, and industrial equipment such as medical systems and
control terminals."

    The GDC's integrated video-capture module interfaces to four parallel
external devices providing ITU-R BT 601/656, DRGB 888 (up to 1280 pixel
horizontal resolution) and SMTPE 296M format data. The capture module also
supplies frame-rate conversion, color conversion, upscaling, downscaling and
adaptive de-interlacing functions.

    With its state-of-the-art host and memory interfaces, the MB86298 also
provides all required bandwidth for data throughput in next-generation
high-end graphics applications. The host link is a full-duplex PCIe interface
that can be connected to a big-endian or little-endian CPU.

    The dual-display output unit can be freely programmed to support display
panels with resolutions up to 1400 x 1050 pixels (or widescreens up to 1600 x
600 pixels). The display unit provides enhanced functions such as gamma
correction and dithering for color adjustment, depending on specific display
requirements. The output unit also supports dual-view displays, enabling
applications such as in-vehicle head units, with different information visible
for the driver and passenger on the same screen.

    An integrated memory controller provides fast access to graphics memory.
Up to 512MB of external DDR2 800 memory can be addressed using a 64- or 32-bit
interface bus. The integrated spread spectrum clock generator (SSCG) unit
ensures reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI) using minimal clock
modulation.

    The built-in JTAG interface, which is a boundary scan test interface, is
compliant with the IEEE 1149.1. The MB86298 will be qualified according to
automotive-quality-level AECQ100 for an extended temperature range of -40
degrees C to +85 degrees C.

    The MB86298 controller comes in a TEBGA543 package, which is thermally
enhanced and improves heat-dissipation to the environment compared with a
plastic BGA package.
    

    Pricing and Availability
    
    Sample quantities of the MB86298 "Ruby" graphics controller are available
now, and pricing is available upon request. A dedicated evaluation board,
software drivers for QNX, Linux and Windows and sample programs are also
available.
    

    Reference material:

    
    The Fujitsu MB86298 "Ruby" graphics controller fact sheet is available at
this URL:
    
    http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/pdf/MB86298_Ruby_FS.pdf
    The Fujitsu MB86298 "Ruby" graphics controller high-res photo:
    
    http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/imagelib/gdc/highres/MB86298_R
uby_IMG .zip
    The Fujitsu MB86298 "Ruby" graphics controller block diagram:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/imagelib/gdc/illus/MB86298_Rub
y_Block .zip
    


    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

    
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products, design
and manufacturing services for the wireless, consumer, automotive, and other
markets throughout North and South America. For product information, visit the
company web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/graphicdisplay or address
e-mail to inquiry@fma.fujitsu.com

    All product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.


    Key Specifications of the Fujitsu MB86298 "Ruby" Graphics Display
Controller

    
    System   -- PCI Express(R) host interface (1 lane TX/RX) - requester
                 and completer functionality, big/little-endian swapping
             -- 32- and 64-bit DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz graphics memory interface,
                 maximum data rate of 6.4Gbps
             -- External interrupt output
             -- I(2)C master functionality
             -- GPIO: 8 pins with edge-detection interrupts
             -- Spread-spectrum clock generation
             -- IEEE 1149.1-compliant JTAG interface for boundary scan test
    

    
    Graphics -- Programmable OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration
             -- Full hardware support of ROP2 and ROP3 raster operations
             -- Operations by separate hardware unit (PixBlt unit) with FSAA
                 and high-performance copy and blend blit
    

    
    Display  -- Output up to four displays
    Output
             -- Dual-view display support
             -- Eight layers of overlay per display controller, four alpha
                 planes, constant alpha value
             -- Dither and gamma correction
    

    
    Video    -- Four video-capture inputs
    Capture  -- Supported video input resolutions:
    Inputs       ITU-R BT 601/656, DRGB 888 (up to 1280 pixel horizontal
                 resolution), and SMTPE 296M (1280x720/60p, 1280x720/59.94p,
                 1280x720/50p)
             -- Scaling, color conversion, frame rate conversion, adaptive
                 de-interlacing
             -- Brightness, contrast, saturation control for video data
             -- Video texturing
    

    
    Technology
             -- 90nm CMOS power supply voltage:
                 IO: 3.3 +/-0.3V and core: 1.2 +/-0.1V and DDR2: 1.8 +/-0.1V
    

    
    Package  -- TEBGA543 package
             -- Extended temperature range of -40A°C to +85A°C
             -- AECQ100 qualification



    




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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