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Fujitsu Develops the FR80, Highest-Performance CPU Core for 32-bit RISC MCUs

Combines Unparalleled Power With Low Power Consumption in FR Family of Microcontrollers for Digital Home Appliances

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, October 28, 2003

Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of the FR80, the most powerful processor core to date for its FR family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers that are primarily used in digital home appliances.

In the digital home appliance market, which has been one of the main target markets for Fujitsu's FR family of microcontrollers, the introduction of digital broadcasting in Japan is expected to spark widespread demand for digital televisions, DVD recorders and HDD recorders. Accordingly, there is a growing need for a high-performance CPU that can accommodate the performance requirements of these products. Fujitsu has responded to this need by developing the FR80 core, which offers the highest processing power yet for the FR family of microcontrollers.

In the digital home appliance market, which has been one of the main target markets for Fujitsu's FR family of microcontrollers, the introduction of digital broadcasting in Japan is expected to spark widespread demand for digital televisions, DVD recorders and HDD recorders. Accordingly, there is a growing need for a high-performance CPU that can accommodate the performance requirements of these products. Fujitsu has responded to this need by developing the FR80 core, which offers the highest processing power yet for the FR family of microcontrollers.

Along with the FR80 core architecture, Fujitsu is able to provide evaluation devices, evaluation kits, and programming-support tools Softune Workbench(1) and the NEXTiCE series. These tools will enable customers to simplify the tasks of product development and performance evaluation.

Fujitsu plans to launch new products using the FR80 for the digital home appliance market by the end of 2004. The company will also continue to expand the FR family with products combining Fujitsu's proprietary SoC technology with embedded flash memory to meet customer needs for high-performance system controllers that can power digital home appliances, networking equipment, and automotive systems.

Details of the FR80 will be presented at the Embedded Technology 2003 Conference, being held November 12-15 at PacificoYokohama in Japan.

Main Specifications of the FR80

Process Technology 0.18 m
Internal Operation 200 MHz
Throughput 259 MIPS
Power Supply/Throughput 0.54 mA/MIPS
Pipeline Stage 5 stages
Cache Memory Instruction 8 Kbytes
Data 8Kbytes

  • [1] Softune Workbench

    Fujitsu's integrated development environment that includes a compiler, an assembler, and other features.

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Date: 28 October, 2003
City: Tokyo
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