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Cypress MCUs bring 2D, 3D graphics to compact vehicles

Posted: 27 Mar 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Traveo  3D  2D  graphics 

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. expanded its Traveo microcontroller (MCU) family with a new series that offers automotive manufacturers with a cost-effective platform to deliver 2D and 3D graphics and advanced functionality for dashboards, head-up displays and HVAC systems in compact vehicles.

The S6J32BA and S6J32DA series build upon Spansion's announcement of the Traveo 2D graphics MCU S6J324C series and the 3D graphics MCU S6J326C series for midsize cars in October 2014.

The Traveo family delivers state-of-the-art 2D and 3D graphics, which have been optimised to bring sophisticated and automotive specific graphics functions into the car without increased power and bill of materials requirements.

As the first 3D-capable ARM Cortex-R5 cluster MCU, Cypress's graphics engine provides greater memory savings, increased safety features and rich image capabilities, without the need for external video RAM. These, in turn, help manufacturers take advantage of lower overall system costs to proliferate the advanced driver experience previously reserved for luxury automotive brands.

Traveo MCU

The new Cypress Traveo S6J32BA and S6J32DA product family includes the ARM Cortex-R5 processor, 1MB of internal flash, 1MB of internal video RAM, enhanced secure hardware extension (eSHE) and the industry-leading HyperBus interface. The interface enables seamless connections with HyperBus memories such as HyperFlash memory and HyperRAM memory.

The S6J32BA and S6J32DA series are pin compatible with their predecessors S6J324C and S6J326C, providing customers the flexibility and ease to upgrade without requiring changes to the board layout. The graphics functionality is complemented by an advanced sound system with a 16bit Audio-DAC and a multi-channel mixer.

"This new series of the Traveo family is the first automotive product launched as part of Cypress and is another step forward in bringing the luxury car experience to the mass market. By offering a cost-effective yet high-performance and scalable platform, our customers can affordably deliver 2D and 3D graphics and other advanced functionality in compact vehicles," said Takeshi Fuse, senior vice president of the Automotive Business Unit at Cypress.

The product family is backed by Spansion automotive excellence and service, in which the team consistently delivers the support and requirements demanded by customers ranging from high-quality, automotive-grade scalable solutions and FAE and AE expertise around the world to business continuity and longevity of supply.

The Traveo S6J32DA series is sampling now, and the S6J32BA will be sampling in April 2015.

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