Fujitsu Microelectronics to Feature Latest Graphics Display Controllers, MCUs, and Automotive ICs

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

DETROIT, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Email Contact.

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