Spansion Rolls Automotive MCUs

19 May 2014

Spansion Inc. Monday (May 19) announced a new family of ARM Cortex-R5 based microcontrollers targeted at automotive applications.

Spansion (Sunnyvale, Calif.) said its Traveo MCUs would deliver high performance, enhanced human-machine interfaces, high-security and advanced networking protocols tailored for a broad range of automotive applications. These applications include electrification, body electronics, battery management, automotive cluster displays, HVAC and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Takeshi Fuse, senior vice president and general manager of Spansion's automotive mcu business unit, said through a statement that the Traveo family of MCUs would "offer application-tailored system solutions to ease both hardware and software design and integration, delivering advanced security and performance."

The first product of the Spansion Traveo family, the MB9D560 series, features dual ARM Cortex-R5 cores with 2MB of embedded flash and operates at 200 MHz, Spansion said.

"The ARM architecture addresses the automotive market's specific low power and performance needs," said Richard York, vice president of product marketing for ARM's CPU group, in a statement. "Spansion's new portfolio of Traveo microcontrollers is a great example of fast, real-time and deterministic microcontrollers that will broaden the adoption of our architecture into new applications inside the vehicle, and transform the motoring experience."

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