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Fujitsu 32-bit MCU with Integrated Graphics Controller Delivers Complete System-on-a-Chip Solution for Automotive Color Display, Video Input, Meter Control Systems

Highly Integrated, Single-chip MB91590 “Sapphire” Series Provides Optimal Functionality, Reduced Cost and Less Design Complexity for New Generation of Vehicles

Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

Sunnyvale, California and Detroit, Michigan, October 19, 2010

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) today introduced its new MB91590 “Sapphire” series, a complete System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution for color display, video input and meter control systems for automotive dashboard and human machine interface (HMI) applications.

The MB91590 “Sapphire” series MCU integrates a powerful FR81S CPU core offering the highest CPU performance level in the industry, along with a graphics display controller (GDC) with sprite functionality, rendering engine, and external video-capture capabilities. The MB91590 “Sapphire” series also features frame buffer memory for graphics (VRAM) and support for a broad range of communication functions (including CAN and LIN). The GDC is capable of supporting two LCD displays.

“The MB91590 ‘Sapphire’ series offers a single-chip solution for applications that require robust color display and video-input capabilities,” said Akio Nezu, senior manager of marketing, Fujitsu Semiconductor America. “The SoC is particularly well-suited for use in automotive instrument clusters and center consoles that use color displays to generate flexible and intuitive driver interfaces.”

The MB91590 series features a FR81S CPU core with a maximum internal operating frequency of 128MHz. The device includes a built-in single-precision floating point unit for high-speed operations. An integrated memory protection unit provides selective access to protected memory areas.

The integrated GDC supports dual displays at a maximum 800×480 resolution, and features a powerful sprite and rendering engine capable of producing sophisticated effects for dashboard applications. It supports 512 sprites with functions such as automatic blinking, movement, image switching and anti-aliased font display. The rendering engine can operate in combination with the video capture and NTSC-decoder functions to enable image manipulation, including zooming and 90-degree rotation. Overlaid graphics such as needles or parking guidelines can also be rendered in conjunction with captured video. Layered graphical images can be sent to either LCD flexibly.

The MB91590 series includes a comprehensive set of peripheral functions optimized for dashboard systems that reduce the need for extra components. Multiple built-in regulators and a flexible standby mode enable the MB91590 to operate with low power consumption.

The MB91590 “Sapphire” series is an excellent design choice for applications that require dynamic color display and video input capabilities, such as automotive instrument clusters, center consoles using color displays, vehicle camera systems, and industrial controllers with color displays. The SoC is also ideal for next-generation automotive systems that need maximum functionality from display and control units, including hybrid and electric cars that require robust functional integration between meters, controls and displays.

Pricing and Availability

The MB91590 “Sapphire” series is available in three different configurations. It comes in plastic LQFP 208-pin or QFP 208-pin packages that meet a wide variety of system design requirements. Samples are available now starting at $18.00 each, and production quantities will be ready by the end of October 2010.

Reference Material
MB91590 “Sapphire” series fact sheet

About Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc.

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) is a leading designer and developer of innovative semiconductor products and solutions for new generations of consumer, communications, automotive and industrial products. FSA provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services throughout North and South America.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fujitsu Semiconductor America (formerly Fujitsu Microelectronics America) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL), Japan. FSL offers semiconductor products and services to its customers worldwide through its global sales and development network that includes sites in Japan and throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

For product information, visit the company's website at, e-mailFSA or call 1-800-866-8608.

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Date: October 19, 2010
City: Sunnyvale, California and Detroit, Michigan
Company: Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc