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17Feb/140

Fujitsu Joins-Up with TVonics to Bring First of Its Kind All-European Digital Terrestrial Set Top Box to Market

Frankfurt, Germany, and Pencoed, Wales, UK, (PRWEB) August 25, 2005

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) has been working closely with UK digital set top box (STB) manufacturer, TVonics Limited, who is commencing mass production of its stylish, digital terrestrial set top box for the UK and European markets. This unique, European designed STB uses key components that have been either designed or manufactured within Europe. The TVonics designed product, which delivers fast, responsive performance at an affordable price, will be on sale from the end of September 2005.

This new STB, manufactured in the UK by Sony for TVonics, is initially being rolled-out to serve the high-growth UK digital terrestrial market for Freeview services. Offering a distinctive styling and form factor, it offers end consumers a refreshing alternative to the traditional silver or grey rectangular boxes currently on sale.

Designed to minimise ecological impact through the use of lead-free components, a recyclable aluminium enclosure, and low power consumption, it will conform to the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) EU mandate for products sold from January 2006 onwards. It is expected to be in high demand by British consumers, eager to enjoy the popular range of digital television programmes available on Freeview.

TVonics selected FME’s ‘SmartMPEG’ MB86H25B decoder for use in the new STB, due to its low power consumption & system cost, which was made possible through its optimised silicon integration design techniques. The chip was designed at FME’s Multimedia Development Centre in Frankfurt, Germany, and requires just one SDRAM and a Flash memory, consuming less than 700mW in full operation.

This 3rd Generation SmartMPEG device has enjoyed excellent success around the world, with over 10 million unit deployments. The design win at TVonics spearheads its expansion into the buoyant European digital terrestrial television market.

FME’s SmartMPEG family allows many different applications to be executed - in this case an optimised DVB-T Adapter with interactivity - but it is also suited to automotive applications; Personal Video Recorder, Dual/Twin Receiver, Portable and semi-professional applications; as well as satellite receivers, when used in combination with Fujitsu's QPSK Silicon Tuner.

The two companies were able to combine their experience in order to reduce the STB product development time to just 6 months. This was partly due to the application software being based on the Cabot Aurora DVB Middleware reference port, carried out last year between FME & Cabot Communications.

Production of the circuit board, product assembly, test and packing is being carried out by Sony Manufacturing, Pencoed Technology Park, UK - a natural choice for TVonics which is based on-site within the Technium Digital@Sony, technology incubation centre, established by Sony and the Welsh Development Agency in 2004.

Paul Fellows, CEO of TVonics said, “The silicon chip technology and technical support provided by Fujitsu, together with the software technology of Cabot, has enabled TVonics to enter the market quickly with a product delivering superior performance at a very competitive price. This development has been an excellent example of how three European based design groups can work together to deliver class leading products to market quickly”.

He continued, “The excellent co-operation from Fujitsu has led to very close links being forged between the two companies resulting in the perfect design mix. The new box will be announced and featured on our Stand 215, Hall 5 at IBC 2005 in Amsterdam from 9th-13th September”.

Johannes Richter, Multimedia Business Unit Director at FME, added, “The experience and professionalism from TVonics perfectly matched our own when it came to the design of an elegant, unique product to bring to market in the UK and Europe. We are extremely happy to have been part of this design and look forward to a long relationship with TVonics”.

He added, “We were able to achieve this fastest turnaround time from design start to production start in just 6 months including Cabot’s Pan-European Aurora DVB middleware stack with MHEG-5 functionality, because of the skilled engineers at TVonics designing a right-first-time solution, and the availability of Middleware from Cabot”.

Darren Standing, Business Development Manager at Cabot Communications commented, “Since being selected by TVonics in February 2005 to support its development programme, we have worked closely with engineers at FME and TVonics to deliver for the first time, an Aurora DVB-T Middleware market deployment running on FME's SmartMPEG technology. TVonics has used the performance and flexibility of Aurora to rapidly integrate its own innovatively styled user interface, system software and device drivers to deliver a market leading DVB-T solution in record time”.

There are up to 80 million TVs and VCRs in the UK, and the British government wants all receiving equipment to be able to handle digital signals by 2012, when analogue broadcasting will be switched off. Throughout Europe, an estimated 600 million units will need to be converted or replaced with digitally-enabled equipment in the next 10 years.

Figures above are based on typical usage of 2.5 TVs or VCRs in all registered TV households.

All product names and proper names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

About Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) is a major supplier of semiconductor and display products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, mixed-signal, wireless, FRAM, multimedia ICs and ASIC products work closely with FME's marketing and sales teams throughout Europe to help satisfy customers' system development requirements.

This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP and building blocks as well as leading-edge Plasma Display Panels. For more information visit Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe's website at http://emea.fujitsu.com/microelectronics

About TVonics

Based in South Wales, UK, TVonics Ltd. designs state-of-the-art digital set top boxes and flat screen digital televisions for the European market. Managed and staffed by a team of industry professionals, with extensive product design experience gained previously at leaders in consumer electronics, broadcasters and semiconductors, TVonics delivers production line ready, digital television solutions.

TVonics specialises in the design of innovative digital set top boxes which viewers find very easy to connect and operate. It also designs modular components for integration into digital televisions. The company additionally provides consultancy services to television, monitor and personal computer manufacturers seeking to enter the digital TV market. Services include product concept and design, out-sourced manufacturing, product compliance, testing, marketing and training.

About Cabot Communications

Cabot Communications is a leading independent European supplier of digital TV software for set top boxes and integrated TVs. Cabot’s TV middleware stack enables manufacturers to build and support cost-effective and differentiated receivers for pan-European coverage of digital TV and interactive broadcasts. With nearly three million deployments, Cabot delivers a complete modular digital TV software solution for a wide range of CPU architectures. Combined with Cabot’s specialised digital TV services including integration, design consultancy and field support, Cabot enables OEMs to get compelling products to market quickly. Cabot’s technology is robust and deployed with over 20 major manufacturers. Cabot Communications will be exhibiting at this years IBC show in Amsterdam and can be found at stand number 1.130. For more information, visit http://www.cabot.co.uk.

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26Aug/130

Fujitsu Announces Micro Multi-Service Provisioning Platform Demo And Evaluation System Based On The ETHOS

Frankfurt (PRWEB) November 25, 2005

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) has announced the availability of the ETHOS MB87M2181 Evaluation Platform -- a highly integrated system that allows ODMs and OEMs to rapidly prototype a compact micro Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (micro MSPP) using the highly integrated Fujitsu ETHOS device.

The Evaluation Platform collapses a multi-shelf system to a single card in a "pizza box" form factor; supports both legacy PDH and 10/100/1000 Ethernet services at OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 capacity; supports an interactive online scripting environment to simplify configuration and prototyping for fast time-to-market, and offers an on-board CPU running Linux real-time OS for convenient software development.

Developed in co-operation with Fujitsus partner AimCom, a leading-edge design and development company specialising in Next Generation Carrier Class Optical Networking, the ETHOS evaluation platform is a complete, stand-alone system solution for customer premises equipment or complete network elements. The platform features two-per-port programmable OC-3/12 SONET or STM-1/4 SDH optical interfaces and two OC-3 SONET or STM-1 SDH optical interfaces that seamlessly connect to SFP modules. An additional 4 E1/DS1 and 4 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports are provided.

Mark Ellins, Director of the Communications Business Unit at FME commented, This new device underlines Fujitsus commitment to rolling-out a growing product portfolio of ASSPs for Telecom Access applications. With more announcements in the pipeline we believe the ETHOS MB87M2181 will confirm our position as pace-setter in this market.

The evaluation platform is based on the ETHOS MB87M2181 device -- a highly integrated single-chip MSPP optimised for OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 applications.

The device's advanced data features and high integration are ideal for compact networking equipment deployed in remote terminals or customer premises equipment where service density does not justify the use of larger, more expensive MSPPs.

The ETHOS integrates SDH/SONET framers and pointer processors, PDH mappers, expansion interfaces, a cross-connect and G.813 SEC / GR-1244 Stratum-3 network element timing function. The integrated, glue-less interfaces to hot pluggable SFP modules reduce the overall system cost and power consumption. Supporting VCAT and LCAS as well as GFP, LAPS and PPP mapping, the device is perfectly suited for the fast growing market of compact and cost-effective customer premises access equipment for next-generation carrier-class optical networking.

A strong endorsement of the ETHOS MB87M2181 came from David Drew, CEO of Haliplex, a leading manufacturer of edge access and multiplexing solutions, based in Melbourne, Australia: The Fujitsu ETHOS development system enabled us to run parallel engineering efforts in software and hardware. This allowed us to meet the aggressive time-to-market requirements demanded by our customers. The open nature of the software has been a delight.

About Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) is a major supplier of semiconductor and plasma display products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, mixed-signal, wireless, FRAM, multimedia ICs and ASIC products work closely with FME's marketing and sales teams throughout Europe to help satisfy customers' system development requirements.

This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP and building blocks as well as leading-edge Plasma Display Panels. For more information visit FME's website at http://emea.fujitsu.com/microelectronics

About AimCom

AimCom BV is a privately held fabless semiconductor company providing building blocks for Next-Generation Optical Networking solutions for delivery of cost-effective SDH and Ethernet services. The company's products, designed for metro and regional service providers, are full-featured, carrier-class solutions, incorporating advanced optical transport and Ethernet over SDH/SONET. For more information, please visit http://www.aimcom.nl

About Haliplex Pty Ltd

Formed in 1999, Haliplex Pty Ltd is a leading manufacturer of next-generation edge access and multiplexing solutions for service providers, private fibre, and fixed wireless networks.

Haliplex designs flexible and modular Multi-Service Provisioning Platform products that are the most feature-rich in their class. Haliplex platforms can be deployed as part of an existing or entirely new SONET/SDH network and allow network designers to deploy traditional or next-generation services - including flexible bandwidth Ethernet-to-PDH.

The Haliplex headquarters in Melbourne, Australia features an extensive research and development facility. Sales offices have been established in Melbourne, Australia, and Arizona, USA. A worldwide network of distributors, system integrators and resellers ensure that customers have world-class, in-country Haliplex product customer support.

For further information, visit http://www.haliplex.com or email sales@haliplex.com.

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4Aug/130

Ignios Demonstrates Efficient, Flexible Multicore Solution Using T-Engine Board Featuring Fujitsu SoC

(PRWEB) December 16, 2005

TRONSHOW2006 - Tokyo, Japan Ignios Ltd., a provider of semiconductor IP for the multicore System-on-Chip (SoC) market, today unveiled a T-Engine based demonstration of the seamless integration of Ignios SystemWeaver multicore-enabling technology with the multicore MB87Q1100 Fujitsu SoC. The demonstration shows how the use of the SystemWeaver API allows application software to be written, via a T-Kernel adaptation layer, and compiled in a manner that is independent of the number of underlying processing resources. The SystemWeaver IP core then manages the dynamic run-time distribution of software across all available processing resources in the multicore MB87Q1100 device, delivering the full potential of the hardware to the application.

"SystemWeaver technology clearly shows the path to establishing a viable way of using multicore SoCs. We believe that the success of this demonstration has now opened the door for the deployment of this technology. We have made a step forward in enabling concurrent, system-level software development independent of hardware, achieving seamless interaction of multiple heterogeneous CPU cores in the system," commented Tetsu Tanizawa, Deputy General Manager, Strategic Business Development Division, Fujitsu Electronic Devices Business Unit.

The demonstration is based on a combination of connected T-Engine boards one containing the Fujitsu MB87Q1100 device, the other containing an FPGA onto which the SystemWeaver IP core is synthesized. The MB87Q1100 integrates ARM926EJ-S and ARM946E-S embedded cores in Fujitsu's SoC platform. SystemWeaver manages the ARM processors via an AHB-Lite interface that connects the FPGA to the AHB bus within the MB87Q1100. In production systems, SystemWeaver would be integrated on-chip within the multicore SoC.

In addition to improving multicore software development and delivering run-time management efficiency, the demonstration also shows how the SystemWeaver IP core provides non-intrusive access to system-level trace information to enhance multicore debug.

We are delighted to be working with a leading semiconductor company such as Fujitsu to demonstrate the capabilities of SystemWeaver, declared Rick Clucas, Ignios CEO. The results of this project again show that SystemWeaver provides unparalleled ease-of-use and efficiency for multicore architectures.

Ignios is demonstrating the SystemWeaver-enabled MB87Q1100 T-Engine based multicore system at the TRONSHOW2006 event (December 14 -16 2005 in Tokyo) on the Fujitsu booth (booth number 5-3).

About SystemWeaver

SystemWeaver addresses the software and hardware challenges presented by the proliferation of all multicore architectures simple and complex in the embedded chip market. The SystemWeaver API provides a unified abstraction layer for complex multicore devices. This abstraction allows embedded systems companies to develop and debug multicore applications more effectively, improving time to market. The key underlying system management and communications functions are implemented natively in a SystemWeaver IP core that is integrated on-chip. SystemWeaver unlocks the full performance of the multicore hardware, with significant cost, power and performance benefits that maximise product competitiveness.

SystemWeaver release v1.1 is available now and consists of the parameterisable, synthesisable SystemWeaver IP core and the SystemWeaver API. A SystemC model of the core and reference models of SystemWeaver-enabled SoCs are also provided.

About Ignios Ltd.

Ignios was established in 2003 to develop and market products that enable the real-time on-chip system management of multicore SoC devices. Ignios raised a total of $ 3.8 million in a first round of private financing early in 2004. The funding round was jointly led by Alice Lab and BTG. Further information on Ignios can be found at http://www.ignios.com.

About T-Engine

T-Engine is an open, standardized, real-time operating system development environment for constructing a ubiquitous computing environment. The T-Engine Project standardizes the hardware, a real-time operating system, and the object format. For more information see http://www.t-engine.org/.

Trademarks

SystemWeaver is a trademark of Ignios Ltd. T-Engine and T-Kernel are computer specification names, but are not particular product names or product family names. All other company names or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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10Jul/110

Fujitsu Introduces Stacked MCPs with NAND Flash Memory and FCRAM

Fujitsu Introduces Stacked MCPs with NAND Flash Memory and FCRAM










(PRWEB) July 8, 2001

London, July 6 2001 - Fujitsu Microelectronics has introduced stacked multi-chip packages (MCPs) that incorporate high-density NAND Flash memory and Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM®), developed to provide the speed, density and cost-efficiency required for data storage in the next generation of mobile information terminals.

The functions and services available to users of these mobile information terminals, particularly cellular phones, including e-mail and image transmission, viewing and downloading of home pages and, more recently, playing high-quality video games, continue to expand dramatically.

Fujitsu's new MB84VN23381EJ and MB84VN23391EJ MCP devices provide 64Mbit NAND-type Flash memory and 16Mbit FCRAM with a static RAM interface. The NAND Flash enables page programming in 200 microseconds, random read access in 10 milliseconds, serial read access in 70 nanoseconds max within a page and small block erasure in just 2 milliseconds. The random read access time for the FCRAM SRAM interface is 90 nanoseconds per word. The new MCP accommodates large files, and can rewrite and erase the particularly high volume of serial data required for video applications.

The NAND-type Flash memory uses a x16 configuration, enabling a two-fold speed increase to be achieved compared with the x8-configuration of NAND products now available for cellular phone design. The MB84VN23381EJ includes a common data I/O port for Flash and FCRAM, while the ports on the MB84VN23391EJ are separate.

Samples of the new devices are now available in plastic BGA packages, measuring just 11mm x 12mm x 1.4mm, with a pitch of 0.8mm.

FCRAM is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited. Other product names and proper nouns are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

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9Jul/110

Fujitsu Launches New Generation of 16LX CAN Microcontrollers

Fujitsu Launches New Generation of 16LX CAN Microcontrollers










(PRWEB) March 8, 2003

Building on broad market acceptance for its superior CAN microcontrollers, Fujitsu has now released a new extension to its 16LX CAN Microcontroller family. The MB90340 series is backed by ten years of experience in the automotive market and features single and dual CAN devices with LIN interfaces and extensive enhanced features.

Fujitsu’s CAN microcontollers are already designed into a wealth of different applications, due to the company’s huge MCU product portfolio being constantly expanded with new technologies. These are in addition to the standard operating temperature range of - 40 to +105°C, Flash memory with 10,000 write/erase cycles, and a security element preventing unauthorised reading of the flash memory contents. Applications include Body Control, Display applications, CAN gateways, Data recorders, Air Conditioning and Central Control Systems.

Customers benefit from a higher internal clock frequency of 24MHz which allows increased processing performance, and the clock modulation which enables improved performance operation without an increase in EMI. An extended supply voltage range is offered which allows the microcontrollers to operate at voltages down to 3.5V, covering voltage drops (which occur, for example, when starting the engine), and securing critical operation conditions.

Fujitsu’s latest MB90340 series is designed in 0.35 micron technology, and follows a platform concept with pin & software compatibility and fully scaleable devices, whereby users can easily interchange from one to another. A wide range of embedded peripherals with various sizes of RAM/ROM is available.

The new design allows a higher level of integration as enhanced features are implemented. These include programmable I/O port levels for automotive, CMOS and TTL levels, an optimised 4 channel LIN USART interface to offer flexible baud rate generation, multi-master modes and SPI interface.

In addition, a wake-up CAN interrupt, embedded Debug Support Unit, Clock Modulator to reduce EMI, up to 24 analogue channels, an increased number of PWMs and Timers, and faster power-on start-up time are also included.

Currently under development are several derivatives of the MB90340 series with one or two CAN Interfaces, I2C bus, and 16 or 24 analogue input channels. The MB90F347 in a 100-pin QFP package with 1 CAN, 128KB Flash and 6KB RAM, and the MB90F342 in 100-pin QFP package with 2 CAN, 256KB Flash and 15.75KB RAM. Devices with 3 CAN interfaces and Flash sizes up to 512KB are planned. I2C variants will also be available. For applications not requiring a subclock, devices with more I/Os can be supplied.

Fujitsu can supply users with evaluation tools and documentation to ensure that they can immediately start development of their applications.

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11Jun/110

Fujitsu introduces new Bluetooth® wireless technology module for embedded applications

Fujitsu introduces new Bluetooth® wireless technology module for embedded applications










(PRWEB) February 28, 2004

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe announces a new Bluetooth® surface-mount type wireless technology module (version 1.1 compliant), ideally suited to embedded applications.

The MBH7BTZ03 features a small footprint of 10 x 9.5 x 1.9mm. It has a UART hardware interface, a high rank protocol stack (L2CAP, SDP, RFCOMM) and GAP, SPP & DUN profiles to reduce the burden on the host CPU. Users are able to choose between the Host Controller Interface (HCI) and the Serial Port Profile (SPP) interface. As the latter includes the upper level protocol stack for serial communication, this design allows significant savings in software development, reducing time to market and cost. The software interface is a simple text-based command control.

The Power Class 2 module operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) band and provides an output of +4dBm max, and a receiver sensitivity of -70dBm. The module operates from a 2.2 to 3.6Vdc supply and offers a power consumption of just 30µA in Deep Sleep Mode.

FME has also developed an applications board, which incorporates a Fujitsu microcontroller and integrated memory in addition to the Bluetooth module. Prototype boards are currently being tested and will soon be available with software examples and source code. This allows customers to build and test very fast stand-alone systems such as hand held products or other mobile devices with low current consumption for wireless communications.

Simply add an external antenna and the MBH7BTZ03 can create Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled products. The module has been in mass production since December 2003.

Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., USA and licensed to Fujitsu Limited. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

About Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) is a major supplier of semiconductor and display products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, mixed-signal, wireless, FRAM, multi-media ICs and ASIC products work closely with FME’s marketing and sales teams throughout Europe to help satisfy customers’ system development requirements.

This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP and building blocks as well as leading-edge LCDs and Plasma Display Panels. For more information visit Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe's website at http://www.fme.fujitsu.com

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26May/110

Howard Computers Forms Strategic Partnerships with Fujitsu, Sphere, and Enterasys

Howard Computers Forms Strategic Partnerships with Fujitsu, Sphere, and Enterasys










(PRWEB) February 20, 2005

Howard Computers® announced today that it has expanded its strategic partnerships to include Fujitsu, Sphere Communications, and Enterasys to meet the needs of its rapidly growing customer base.

“We are excited about these new business alliances and look forward to long, mutually-beneficial relationships,” said Everett E. “Robbie” Robinson, IV, Howard Computers’ Marketing Communications Manager. “Our goal is to provide our customers with superior products and services. We feel these new business relationships will allow us to continue doing what we do best while enriching our comprehensive portfolio of product offerings in areas where these new partners excel.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused information technology and communications solutions for the global marketplace. For more information about Fujitsu, visit our website at http://www.HowardComputers.com/partners.

About Sphere Communications

Providing customers with powerful and innovative Voice over IP solutions is what has made Sphere Communications a leader in enterprise communications system technology. To learn more about Sphere, visit our website at http://www.HowardComputers.com/partners.

About Enterasys

With more than 15 years of experience and over 650 patents, Enterasys has provided secure Networks that Know™ to some of the world’s most successful companies, including many of the Fortune 500. For more information about Enterasys, visit our website at http://www.HowardComputers.com/partners.

About Howard Computers

Howard Computers, founded in 1998, is a division of Howard Industries, a 500-million dollar, privately held company headquartered in Laurel, MS. Like its sister divisions, Howard Transformers, Howard Ballast Products, Howard Lighting Products, and Howard Medical Technologies, Howard Computers is committed to creating, providing, and supporting superior products and services that meet or exceed the needs of its customers.

In addition to over 190,000 different product offerings ranging from laptops, desktops, servers, networks, and networking services that satisfy the demands of every home or business to rugged notebooks and mobile medical carts that enable healthcare personnel focus on patient care with confidence and fewer medical errors – Howard Computers provides tomorrow’s technology today.

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8May/110

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe offers the smallest microcontroller in the world with a full CAN interface

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe offers the smallest microcontroller in the world with a full CAN interface










(PRWEB) October 27, 2001

London, October 25 2001 – Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe has developed the MB90F387, a powerful Flash CAN microcontroller, housed in a minute 48-pin enclosure with plastic encapsulation measuring only 7 mm square. The device is believed to be the smallest microcontroller in the world with a full CAN interface.

Adopting the peripheral blocks and the CPU of the 64-pin 16-bit 64KB MB90F497G microcontroller, which is already in worldwide use, Fujitsu implemented a die shrink, which enabled the same number of gates to be integrated within the smaller housing at reduced cost.

Contrary to the normally cost-driven practice of applying new manufacturing technology to the largest and most complex chips first, Fujitsu opted to develop devices at the low end of the company’s 16LX series 16-bit microcontroller range at the same time as high-end devices. These important low-end microcontrollers offer powerful yet inexpensive options.

From this new device, right up to the upper end of the family, currently represented by a chip integrating 384KB of Flash memory and 10KB of RAM in a 120-pin package, the Fujitsu 16LX series covers a unique spectrum, with as many as 12 devices featuring full CAN interface and embedded Flash in addition to a large number of mask ROM variants.

All family members of 16LX microprocessors feature 16-bit architecture, combining 2MB of address space with high code efficiency, thereby saving memory costs. The CPU incorporates on-chip PLL, a 4 byte instruction queue and multiplication and division instructions. Around the CPU are a 10-bit analogue-to-digital converter, a Flash macro with integrated charge pump for rewriting the memory without auxiliary voltage and a CAN module. The CAN 2.0A and 2.0B compliant module is available with 8 or 16 buffers, which can be programmed individually for receiving or sending data.

Identifiers with a length of 11 or 29 bits can be selected in a variety of ways: comparison of all identifier bits, complete mask comparison or comparison with one or two mask registers.

In addition, the MB90F387 is equipped with a UART, various timers, an input capture unit and a programmable pulse width modulation generator. An interrupt line is linked internally with the CAN module to allow easy awakening of the microcontroller via CAN. Four additional interrupts are available externally and a 32 kHz sub-clock can be used to generate a time base and expand the power management options.

First samples of the new Flash CAN chip are anticipated to be available in December 2001. A mask ROM variant is planned for the second half of 2002.

This microcontroller will be the lowest-priced in the 16LX range and is probably the lowest-priced of all 16-bit microcontrollers with CAN currently available.

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5May/110

Fujitsu introduces two new enhanced Mobile FCRAM Burst Mode devices

Fujitsu introduces two new enhanced Mobile FCRAM Burst Mode devices










(PRWEB) May 15, 2003

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe GmbH (FME) have announced two new Mobile FCRAM devices based on the company’s Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM) architecture. The new Mobile FCRAMs, “MB82DBS02163C” and “MB82DBS04163B”, are the first to adopt Burst Mode for both the Read and Write operations, with compliance to “Common Specification for Mobile RAM (COSMORAM)”, as recently announced by Fujitsu Limited, NEC Electronics Corporation and Toshiba Corporation.

The new devices, designed for use in 3rd generation mobile phones, offer such facilities as built-in digital camera, video data streaming and other multimedia services to satisfy the growing memory requirements of advanced infrastructure and high data rates demanded by mobile cellular technologies.

They adopt Burst Mode operation, compatible to Burst Read operation of Flash memory of which consecutive Read operations are synchronised to system clock. In addition to Burst Read operation, FCRAMs realise Burst Write operation. The Burst Mode of FCRAMs provides enhanced performance compared with Page Mode devices. The devices are initially operational in Page Mode after power on and are user configurable to Burst Mode. Therefore, these devices retain functionality inherent in today’s design infrastructure. Over and above the improvement on Read and Write access, power consumption is also improved. User configurable Partial Power Down Mode is available, which allows users to optimise design for longer battery life.

These new devices will be available in monolithic and multi-chip packages together with Fujitsu Flash memory, or in wafer form for embedded

applications. Future versions will expand Burst frequency up to 100MHz as well as densities up to 128Mbit. This announcement underlines Fujitsu’s commitment to the continued development and production of high value-added Application-Specific Memory products, in response to customer requirements.

Part Number             MB82DBS02163C        MB82DBS04163B

Density             32M bit            64M bit

I/O Configuration         x16                x16

Supply Voltage         1.65V to 1.95V        1.65V to 1.95V

Burst Frequency         66MHz (@RL=5)        66MHz (@RL=5)

Initial Access Time         70ns                70ns

Clock Access Time         12ns                12ns

Page Access Time         20ns                20ns

VDD Active Current         30mA                30mA

VDD Standby Current     80µA                120µA

VDD Power Down Current     10µA                10µA

 FCRAM is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited in Japan.

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10Apr/110

Fujitsu Introduces New 128Mbit Mobile FCRAM Complying with COSMORAM Rev.3

Fujitsu Introduces New 128Mbit Mobile FCRAM Complying with COSMORAM Rev.3










Munich (PRWEB) November 10, 2004

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe today announced the sample availability of a new 128Mbit Mobile Fast Cycle RAMTM device that adopts burst mode operations complying with Common Specifications for Mobile RAM (COSMORAM) Revision 3, for use in mobile phone applications. The device's high-speed performance and large density make it ideal for 3G mobile phone vendors looking to provide advanced applications.

The new 128Mbit device “MB82DBS04314C” and “MB82DBS08164C” achieves maximum burst operation frequency of up to 108MHz with a single 1.8V supply voltage, which satisfies the memory requirement for next generation mobile phone applications. The device provides a high data transfer rate as burst mode enables fast successive read/write operation through synchronisation with the system clock.

The maximum standby current of 300μA can be dramatically cut by user configurable power-down modes such as sleep mode and partial power-down mode. In addition, “MB82DBS04314C” is the first 128M PSRAM in the world that adopts a 32 bit address/data multiplexed bus to realise more than double the data transfer rate compared with existing products, by extension of the data bus width, and reduces the pin-count for easier customer board design.

These sample devices will be available in a monolithic package, and chip or wafer form for embedded applications, including use in multi chip package memory solutions.

This announcement underlines Fujitsu's commitment to the continued development and production of high value-added Application-Specific Memory products, in response to customer requirements.    

Trademark notice

FCRAM is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. All other company/product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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