Renesas Technology Expands R8C/Tiny Series of 16-Bit Microcontrollers Including Low-Voltage and Wide-Temperature-Range Models
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Renesas Technology Expands R8C/Tiny Series of 16-Bit Microcontrollers Including Low-Voltage and Wide-Temperature-Range Models

The New 20- and 32-Pin Devices With a LIN Interface and Timers Boost the Number of R8C/Tiny Series Devices to 184 to Cover a Wide Range of Application Areas

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dec. 7, 2005— Renesas Technology America, Inc. today expanded its R8C/Tiny series of small, low-pin-count, high-performance 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) with on-chip flash memory by adding 36 new models, including some that offer low-voltage (2.2 to 5.5V) and wide-temperature-range (-40 to +125 degrees C) operation. Devices in the R8C/26 and R8C/27 groups have compact (7 x 7mm) 32-pin LQFP packages, while those in the R8C/28 and R8C/29 groups have even smaller (6.5 x 4.4mm) 20-pin LSSOP packages. Now system engineers can choose from a comprehensive lineup of 184 R8C/Tiny series MCUs offering diverse combinations of performance, functionality and cost to more easily obtain optimum solutions for a wide span of applications and a diverse variety of design requirements.

For the R8C/26 and R8C/27 product groups, the on-chip flash memory for program storage is either 32, 24, 16 or 8Kbytes, while for the R8C/28 and R8C/29 groups, it is 16 or 8Kbytes. Moreover, the MCUs in the R8C/27 and R8C/29 groups include an extra 2Kbytes of data flash memory with higher endurance (organized as two 1Kbyte blocks) that can be used for both program and data storage.

As with current R8C/Tiny models, the new devices offer a comprehensive range of on-chip peripheral functions, including a high-precision on-chip clock oscillator and a low voltage detection circuit. They also have a high-resolution 16-bit timer that can be clocked at high speeds up to 40MHz by a separate on-chip oscillator, and a LIN interface that is ideal for automotive applications. To simplify the development of LIN-compatible products and reduce the CPU's software processing load, most of the protocol processing is performed by hardware using an 8-bit timer channel and a synchronous/UART serial interface channel.

Ritesh Tyagi, senior marketing manager, system LSI business unit, Renesas Technology America, said, "All models in our R8C/Tiny series are high-performance, easy-to-use MCUs with on-chip flash memory. The addition of these 36 new models to the product line makes available superb solutions for an even wider variety of applications. Whether our customers are developing a battery-operated application which requires low-voltage operation or a high-end automotive application that requires higher temperature specifications, they can now find a small, high-performance and cost-effective R8C/Tiny device that fits their requirements for main processors or sub-processors."

System development tools

Renesas development tools for the new R8C/26, R8C/27, R8C/28, R8C/29 series devices include the E8 emulator/on-chip debugger with single-pin connection capability. It allows all I/O pins to be used during debugging, for more efficient program development, and can also be used as a flash memory writer. The High-performance Embedded Workshop (HEW), an integrated development environment with a full software toolset is available, too, as are tools and services from the many independent vendors that support the R8C series.

Free Factory Flash Programming

With the introduction of the newly added R8C/Tiny devices, Renesas is starting a factory flash programming service with one-time nominal charges. After paying the $1,000 non recurring engineering (NRE) fee, customers do not need to pay additional per device fees. The minimum order quantity for the free factory programming service is 50,000 pieces per year and the minimum lot for each order is 2,000 pieces.
Pricing and Availability

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                                                         Sample Price/
                                                            Sample
Product Name                Flash Memory/RAM     Package  Availability
--------------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------
R8C/26 Group R5F21262SNFP   8 KB / 512 B         32-pin  From $1.5 to
                                                  LQFP       $3.5
             -------------- --------------------
                                                         From December
             R5F21264SNFP   16 KB / 1 KB                     2005
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21265SNFP   24 KB / 1.5 KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21266SNFP   32 KB / 1.5 KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21262SDFP   8 KB / 512 B
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21264SDFP   16 KB / 1 KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21265SDFP   24 KB / 1.5 KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21266SDFP   32 KB / 1.5 KB
             -------------- --------------------         -------------
             R5F21264JFP(1) 16 KB / 1 KB                      (1)
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21266JFP(1) 32 KB / 1.5 KB                    (1)
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21264KFP(1) 16 KB / 1 KB                      (1)
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21266KFP(1) 32 KB / 1.5 KB                    (1)
--------------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------
R8C/27 Group R5F21272SNFP   8 KB + 2 KB / 512 B  32-pin  From $1.5 to
                                                  LQFP        $3.5
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21274SNFP   16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB          From December
                                                              2005
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21275SNFP   24 KB + 2 KB / 1.5
                             KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21276SNFP   32 KB + 2 KB / 1.5
                             KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21272SDFP   8 KB + 2 KB / 512 B
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21274SDFP   16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21275SDFP   24 KB + 2 KB / 1.5
                             KB
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21276SDFP   32 KB + 2 KB / 1.5
                             KB
             -------------- --------------------         -------------
             R5F21274JFP(1) 16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB               (1)
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21276JFP(1) 32 KB + 2 KB / 1.5
                             KB                               (1)
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21274KFP(1) 16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB               (1)
             -------------- --------------------
             R5F21276KFP(1) 32 KB + 2 KB / 1.5
                             KB                               (1)
--------------------------- -------------------- ------- -------------



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                                                         Sample Price/
                                                            Sample
Product Name                 Flash Memory/RAM    Package  Availability
---------------------------- ------------------- ------- -------------
R8C/28 Group R5F21282SNSP    8 KB / 512 B        20-pin  From $1.5 to
                                                  LSSOP       $3.5
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21284SNSP    16 KB / 1 KB                From December
                                                              2005
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21282SDSP    8 KB / 512 B
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21284SDSP    16 KB / 1 KB
             --------------- -------------------         -------------
             R5F21284JSP(1)  16 KB / 1 KB                     (1)
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21284KSP(1)  16 KB / 1 KB                     (1)
---------------------------- ------------------- ------- -------------
R8C/29 Group R5F21292SNSP    8 KB + 2 KB / 512 B 20-pin  From $1.5 to
                                                  LSSOP       $3.5
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21294SNSP    16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB         From December
                                                              2005
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21292SDSP    8 KB + 2 KB / 512 B
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21294SDSP    16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB
             --------------- -------------------         -------------
             R5F21294JSP(1)  16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB              (1)
             --------------- -------------------
             R5F21294KSP(1)  16 KB + 2 KB / 1 KB              (1)
---------------------------- ------------------- ------- -------------


(1) These automotive grade parts are still in development and will be available in samples later in 2006. For more detailed schedule information and automotive sample price, please contact Renesas' local sales offices.

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About Renesas Technology Corp.

Renesas Technology Corp. designs and manufactures highly integrated semiconductor system solutions for automotive, mobile and PC/AV markets. Established on April 1, 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. (TOKYO:6501)(NYSE: HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Renesas Technology is one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world and the world-leading microcontroller supplier globally. Besides microcontrollers, Renesas Technology offers system-on-chip devices, Smart Card ICs, mixed-signal products, flash memories, SRAMs and more.

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Note to Editors: A specification summary is included in this release, and a photo and block diagram of the new R8C microcontrollers are available.

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Specifications:
Renesas Technology R8C/26, R8C/27, R8C/28 and R8C/29 Group
Microcontrollers

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Item         R8C/26, R8C/27, R8C/28 and R8C/29 Groups
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
CPU core     16-bit R8C, CISC type
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
Maximum      20MHz (3.0V to 5.5V) (most versions)
 operating   10MHz (2.7V to 5.5V) (all versions)
 frequency/  5MHz (2.2V to 5.5V)  (most versions)
 power
 supply
 voltage
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
Operating    -20 to +85 degrees C, -40 to +85 degrees C, or
 temperature -40 to +125 degrees C, depending on device
 range
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
Flash memory 8, 16, 24, or 32 Kbytes, depending on device
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
Data flash   2Kbytes (1 Kbyte x 2 blocks) (R8C/27 & R8C/29 groups) or
             None (R8C/26 & R8C/28 groups)
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
RAM          512 bytes, 1Kbyte, or 1.5Kbytes, depending on
             device
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
On-chip      Multifunction timers:
 peripheral    -- 16-bit timer: 1 channels (input
 functions        capture/output compare function)
               -- 8-bit timer: 3 channels
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             Watchdog timer: 1 channel  (hardware reset support)
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             Serial interfaces:
               -- Clock synchronous/UART: 2 channel
               -- I2C bus interface/synchronous serial interface with
                  chip select
                  (SSU: Synchronous Serial Communication Unit): 1
                   channel
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             LIN interface: 1 channel
               (using one 8-bit timer channel and one UART channel)
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             10-bit A/D converter: 12 channels  (R8C/26 and R8C/27
                                                 groups)
                                    4 channels  (R8C/28 and R8C/29
                                                 groups)
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             General-purpose ports:
               -- Programmable I/O ports: 25;  Input ports: 3
                  (R8C/26 and R8C/27 devices)
               -- Programmable I/O ports: 13;  Input ports: 3
                  (R8C/28 and R8C/29 devices)
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             LED drive ports: 8 (most versions)
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             Pull-up resistance: Settable in 4-bit units for all ports
              except input ports
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             Power-on reset circuit
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             Low-voltage detection circuit
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
Oscillation  Main clock oscillation circuit
 circuits      (with built-in main clock oscillation stoppage
                detection function)
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             On-chip oscillator (high-speed, low-speed)
             ---------------------------------------------------------
             Sub-clock oscillation circuit (32kHz) (most versions)
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------
Package      32-pin LQFP (7.0mm x 7.0mm)  (R8C/26 and R8C/27 devices)
             20-pin LSSOP (6.5mm x 4.4mm)  (R8C/28 and R8C/29 devices)
------------ ---------------------------------------------------------


-- I2C-bus (Inter IC Bus) is an interface specification proposed by Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands.



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