DSP, Micros & Memory


32-bit microcontrollers offer industry's fastest Flash

8 March 2006 DSP, Micros & Memory

Renesas Technology Europe claims its flagship SH708xF series of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers feature the industry's fastest embedded Flash technology with a 12,5 ns access time. The devices operate at 80 MHz with no wait states, yielding over 100 Dhrystone MIPS, the highest CPU performance offered by a Renesas microcontroller. Realtime behaviour is superior, making them well-suited for high performance industrial systems with tight realtime requirements, such as electrical motor drives. The SH708xF series offers both 3,3 V and 5 V versions and include 256 KB or 512 KB zero wait, 12,5 ns access MONOS (metal oxide nitride silicon) Flash and 16 KB or 32 KB RAM. A special feature of the Flash memory is the central nitride, which enables smaller cell construction for faster speed. The 32-bit CPU core has 16 general purpose registers, a five-stage pipeline, a 32 x 32 multiplier and vectored interrupts, as well as a comprehensive range of peripherals.

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