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Next-Generation Graphics Controller from Fujitsu Microelectronics Provides 3D Rendering, Enhanced Video Capture, Compliance with OpenGL ES 2.0

The Fujitsu MB86298 Graphics Processor, Designed for High-level Graphics for Automotive, Avionics, Marine, Industrial Systems, to be Featured at Telematics Detroit, June 2-3

Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, June 02, 2009 ruby

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) today announced an expansion of its industry-leading family of graphics display controllers (GDCs) for automotive, avionics, marine and industrial applications, introducing the Fujitsu MB86298 “Ruby” GDC, which is compliant with the OpenGL® ES 2.0 standard.

Designed in 90-nanometer technology, the highly integrated MB86298 “Ruby” controller provides the high-performance 3D-rendering functions typically seen on high-end computer graphics for embedded applications. The rendering engine incorporates programmable unified shader architecture to align with the OpenGL ES 2.0 standard, with support for user-specific operations on vertices and fragments. The pipeline structure in the device’s integrated shader unit is configurable to use high-level geometry, color and lighting algorithms for full-scene anti-aliased (FSAA) image generation. Power consumption is typically less than 2.5W.

The MB86298 controller provides OpenGL ES 2.0/OpenVGTM 1.0 functionality, which is highly suitable for demanding next-generation dashboard systems, head-up displays (HUD), telematics systems, navigation systems, and rear-seat entertainment applications. The GDC will be demonstrated in the Fujitsu Microelectronics booth (#53) at the Telematics Detroit 2009 conference, June 2-3, at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

“The new Ruby graphics display controller continues Fujitsu’s leadership in this innovative technology,” said Dan Landeck, senior manager of strategic marketing, Automotive Business Group at Fujitsu Microelectronics. “We have increased performance, reduced the component count, and provided full compliance with the important OpenGL ES 2.0 standard. This graphics processor is ideal for a wide range of high-level graphic applications including telematics, in-vehicle entertainment, driver assistance and navigation, marine systems, avionics, and industrial equipment such as medical systems and control terminals.”

The GDC’s integrated video-capture module interfaces to four parallel external devices providing ITU-R BT 601/656, DRGB 888 (up to 1280 pixel horizontal resolution) and SMTPE 296M format data. The capture module also supplies frame-rate conversion, color conversion, upscaling, downscaling and adaptive de-interlacing functions.

With its state-of-the-art host and memory interfaces, the MB86298 also provides all required bandwidth for data throughput in next-generation high-end graphics applications. The host link is a full-duplex PCIe interface that can be connected to a big-endian or little-endian CPU.

The dual-display output unit can be freely programmed to support display panels with resolutions up to 1400 x 1050 pixels (or widescreens up to 1600 x 600 pixels). The display unit provides enhanced functions such as gamma correction and dithering for color adjustment, depending on specific display requirements. The output unit also supports dual-view displays, enabling applications such as in-vehicle head units, with different information visible for the driver and passenger on the same screen.

An integrated memory controller provides fast access to graphics memory. Up to 512MB of external DDR2 800 memory can be addressed using a 64- or 32-bit interface bus. The integrated spread spectrum clock generator (SSCG) unit ensures reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI) using minimal clock modulation.

The built-in JTAG interface, which is a boundary scan test interface, is compliant with the IEEE 1149.1. The MB86298 will be qualified according to automotive-quality-level AECQ100 for an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

The MB86298 controller comes in a TEBGA543 package, which is thermally enhanced and improves heat-dissipation to the environment compared with a plastic BGA package.

Pricing and Availability

Sample quantities of the MB86298 “Ruby” graphics controller are available now, and pricing is available upon request. A dedicated evaluation board, software drivers for QNX, Linux and Windows and sample programs are also available.

Reference material:

The Fujitsu MB86298 “Ruby” graphics controller high-res photo:
http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/imagelib/gdc/highres/MB86298_Ruby_IMG.zip (2.12 MB /MB86298 Ruby IMG.zip)
The Fujitsu MB86298 “Ruby” graphics controller block diagram:
http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/imagelib/gdc/illus/MB86298_Ruby_Block.zip (910 KB/MB86298 Ruby Block.zip)

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 automotive, wireless, industrial, consumer, and other markets throughout North and South America. As a founding member and current board member of the WiMAX Forum™, Fujitsu supports the standards development and compliance programs that are essential to successful Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides performance-driven WiMAX solutions by leveraging the company's experience and expertise in the networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers flexible WiMAX SoC and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to equipment vendors. For more product information, please visit the company's web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/WiMAX or address e-mail to inquiry.bwa@fma.fujitsu.com.

Press Contact - FMA

Emi Igarashi

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Company:Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.


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Date: June 02, 2009
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.