Fujitsu Microelectronics to Introduce Advanced 16-bit F2MC-16FX Series With Enhanced 32-bit Automotive Controllers at Convergence 2008

    New F2MC-16FX Series and Latest FR Series Microcontrollers for
    Vehicle Body Control, Infotainment, FlexRay Design to be Displayed at
    Booth 819

    DETROIT, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Convergence 2008 -- Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc. (FMA) will feature its newest 16-bit F2MC-16FX, along with
enhanced versions of its 32-bit FR series, at Convergence 2008 in Detroit,
Oct. 20-22. The company will demonstrate the optimal cost and performance the
controllers provide for new generations of meter cluster, car body control,
vehicle infotainment and FlexRay(TM) applications.
    In booth 819, FMA will highlight its new 16-bit F2MC-16FX controller
family, designed to meet the emerging requirements for automotive safety,
reliability and passenger-comfort applications including dashboards,
air-conditioning control, anti-lock braking systems, and power steering. The
new versions provide RISC-like performance, based on an improved CPU
architecture with significantly increased internal bus bandwidth over the
predecessor series, the F2MC-16LX.
    The new 16FX series combines the advantages of 16- and 32-bit
architectures, with C-code efficiency that benefits from the 16-bit
instruction set, and instruction pipelining, a technique widely used in 32-bit
RISC ICs. The 16FX can operate as fast as 56MHz, more than twice the speed of
its predecessor. Overall performance can be up to six times the performance of
the 16LX generation. Fujitsu is fully supporting the new F2MC-16FX series with
the SOFTUNE Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which provides a
complete toolkit for applications design using the new controllers.
    Enhanced 32-bit FR Series Delivers Top Performance for Body Control,
FlexRay Applications
    Fujitsu also will show the latest versions of its 32-bit MB91460 series
with FR CPU core, an established set of controllers for the full range of body
control, infotainment and FlexRay applications. These controllers are built
around the Fujitsu FR70 core, which can operate at enhanced rates up to
100MHz. The members of this series incorporate up to 4MB embedded flash,
prefetch/cache architectures, flash security, and other functions designed to
support emerging vehicle applications. The series provides gateway
functionality, and enables the integration of multiple in-vehicle CAN
    The 16-bit F2MC-16LX and 32-bit FR families are popular in automotive
markets for use with the Controller Area Network (CAN) 2.0B compliant I/F
module. The new 16FX series will accelerate this trend. "Fujitsu is committed
to meeting new and emerging requirements for reliability and safety. Our goal
is to help automotive applications connect individuals to their vehicles, and
to deliver next-generation body control, information, entertainment systems,
and other advanced capabilities," said Akio Nezu, senior manager, Automotive
Business Group, Fujitsu Microelectronics America. "These powerful,
cost-efficient 16-bit and 32-bit controllers provide the industry's best
performance. We will continue to add new features, capabilities, and support
to ensure that new generations of vehicle applications meet the needs of
automakers and their suppliers."

    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 or address e-mail to

    Reference material:

    The Fujitsu 16-bit, 32-bit Automotive Controllers fact sheet,

    All product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered

For further information:

For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc., (408) 737-5647,; or Dick Davies of
IPRA, (415) 652-7515,, for Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc., Web Site:,       

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