Renesas Electronics has announced the sample shipment of the industry's first on-chip flash memory microcontroller (MCU) using 28 nanometer process technology. To contribute to the realisation of next-generation green cars and autonomous vehicles with higher efficiency and higher reliability, the revolutionary RH850/E2x Series MCU incorporates up to six 400 megahertz CPU cores, which makes it the first on-chip flash memory automotive MCU to achieve the industry's highest processing performance of 9600 MIPS.
The new MCU series also features a built-in flash memory of up to 16 megabytes (MB) as well as enhanced security functions and functional safety.
The 28nm generation automotive control MCU is a new breakthrough product featuring next-generation technology for achieving vehicle control, which, together with the R-Car Family of systems-on-chip (SoCs) designed for cloud connectivity and sensing, constitute the two main pillars of the Renesas autonomy Platform. Car OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers, such as Denso Corporation, have already started to adopt the new 28nm MCU, recognising the MCU’s superior processing performance capable of developing next-generation fuel-efficient engines, as well as its unparalleled scalability as a platform that addresses the expected electronic control unit (ECU) integration to come from changes in automotive electrics/electronics (E/E) architecture.