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High-end MPU suits consumer media, gateways

Posted: 08 Jan 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:high-end microprocessor? media servers? Ethernet? DSP?


Renesas Technology Europe has released the SH7763 highly integrated microprocessor for sophisticated consumer applications such as high-end A/V equipment, media servers and STBs. It is also suits telecom-based designs such as residential gateways, routers and IP-feature phones. In addition, the microprocessor is designed for migrating designs from industrial PCs (IPC) to deeply embedded hardware. This would achieve significantly lower power consumption, longer product lifetime and smaller form factors than any IPC can offer.

The high-performance CPU consumes just 2.5W even with all three busses (local, PCI and DDR SDRAM) and the entire peripheral set in full operation.

The SH7763 integrates a high-performance 32-bit SH-4A CPU core with a 1.9Gflops floating point unit (FPU) running at 266MHz, MMU, 32Kbyte cache for instruction and data each, 16Kbyte RAM and a six-channel DMA. The package also offers a total of 10 channels of 32bit timers, a real-time clock (RTC), three SCI with FIFO, three channels of SIOF with FIFO, MMC interface, four channel serial sound interface (SSI), USB host and function (full-speed). Other peripheral interfaces include two channels of IIC, a four channel 10bit ADC, a two channel 8bit DAC, a PCMCIA card controller, and an ISO7816-3 SIM-card interface. A 1,024 x 1,024 resolution TFT display control and dual gigabit Ethernet ports complete the device's specification.

The powerful FPU calculates 3D graphics using internal DSP-like instructions (MAC, DIV, SQRT), supports single and double precision (64bit) and has a 10-stage pipeline for optimized performance.

The SH7763 is supported by a Linux board support package (BSP) which runs on the YSH7763RDP reference development platform. A Microsoft Windows CE BSP is currently under development.

The SH7763 is now available in a RoHS compliant 449-pin BGA package.

- Henri Arnold
EE Times Europe

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