Renesas Enhances H8SX 32-Bit CISC Microcontroller Series, Adding Three Product Groups that Offer More Performance, New Features
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Renesas Enhances H8SX 32-Bit CISC Microcontroller Series, Adding Three Product Groups that Offer More Performance, New Features

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 12, 2007— Renesas Technology America, Inc. today announced the enhancement of its popular 32-bit CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) microcontrollers with the addition of three new product groups. The eight devices in the H8SX/1638, H8SX/1648, and H8SX/1622 groups operate at up to 50MHz, achieve performance levels up to 50 MIPS, and have extensive arrays of on-chip peripheral functions.

The microcontrollers enable office automation products, digital consumer devices and industrial equipment that are more capable, smaller and less expensive. They offer up to 1 Megabyte of fast (zero-wait-state) on-chip flash memory that allows single-cycle access at 50MHz operation. A deep software standby mode(a)(1) -- a first for H8SX devices -- achieves extra power savings, providing operation similar to that of software standby mode with only partial retention of RAM data. Additionally, the devices have faster and more precise analog input interfaces such as analog-to-digital (A/D) and delta-sigma(a)(2) (Delta-Sigma) type A/D converters.

Improved capabilities for handling signals from analog sensors

Members of the H8SX/1638 series have two successive-approximation type 10-bit A/D converter units, each with 4 channels, while members of the H8SX/1648 series have three such units. Each of these A/D units operates independently for greater design flexibility. Conversion time has been reduced to 2usec, enabling faster system response in motion control, image processing and other types of embedded applications that obtain parameter data from analog sensors.

By contrast, the microcontrollers in the H8SX/1622 group have only one 10-bit successive-approximation A/D converter with 8 channels. However, they also incorporate a 6-channel 16-bit delta-sigma type A/D converter with a conversion speed of 90.5usec at 25MHz operation. The higher-resolution delta-sigma A/D generates more precise data from optical, positional, acceleration, and sound sensors, among others. The fast analog conversion capabilities and the power optimization characteristics make the H8SX/1622 devices ideal for applications such as medical monitors, handheld consumer electronics products, power tools, robotics, and automobiles.

Other peripheral functions built into the new H8SX-series chips include 8-bit timers, 16- or 32-bit programmable pulse generators, watchdog timers, serial communication interfaces, 2 or 4 channels of I2C bus interface, and clock pulse generators with multiplication phase locked loops (PLLs). All of the new microcontrollers have space-saving, lead-free packages: a 120-pin LQFP (14mm x 14mm) for H8SX/1638 chips, a 144-pin LQFP (20mm x 20mm) for H8SX/1648 group devices, and a 144-pin LQFP or a smaller 145-pin LGA (9mm x 9mm) for H8SX/1622 microcontrollers.

Support tools are available to facilitate the system design process. Renesas offers an integrated development environment with software tools, evaluation boards, and the low-cost Renesas E10A on-chip debug emulator.

Price and availability
                                      Maximum
                                     Operating          Sample Price /
Group Name       Product Name         Frequency Package  Availability
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H8SX/1638  H8SX/1632F (R5F61632FPV)    50MHz    120-pin  $9 / 2Q 2007
Group                                             LQFP
           -------------------------                    --------------
           H8SX/1634F (R5F61634FPV)                     $13 / 2Q 2007
           -------------------------                    --------------
           H8SX/1638F (R5F61638FPV)                     $15 / 2Q 2007
------------------------------------            ----------------------
H8SX/1648  H8SX/1642F (R5F61642FPV)             144-pin $10 / 2Q 2007
Group                                             LQFP
           -------------------------                    --------------
           H8SX/1644F (R5F61644FPV)                     $14 / 2Q 2007
           -------------------------                    --------------
           H8SX/1648F (R5F61648FPV)                     $15 / 2Q 2007
------------------------------------            ----------------------
H8SX/1622  H8SX/1622F (R5F61622FPV)             144-pin $13 / 2Q 2007
Group                                             LQFP
           -------------------------            ----------------------
           H8SX/1622F (R5F61622LGV)             145-pin $14 / 2Q 2007
                                                   LGA
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About Renesas Technology Corp.

Renesas Technology Corp. is one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets and the world's No.1 supplier of microcontrollers. It is also a leading provider of LCD Driver ICs, Smart Card microcontrollers, RF-ICs, High Power Amplifiers, Mixed Signal ICs, System-on-Chip (SoC), System-in-Package (SiP) and more. Established in 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. (TOKYO:6501) (NYSE: HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503), Renesas Technology achieved consolidated revenue of 906 billion JPY in FY2005 (end of March 2006). Renesas Technology is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global network of manufacturing, design and sales operations in around 20 countries with about 26,200 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit http://www.renesas.com

Note to Editors: Specification summaries of the three new groups of H8SX microcontrollers are included in this release, and a photo of the devices is available.

Notes:

1. Deep software standby mode: A mode that provides operation similar to that in software standby mode (with only partial retention of RAM data) while achieving lower power consumption.

2. Delta-sigma A/D converter: In this type of analog interface circuit, analog data is converted to a bit stream by oversampling then undergoes delta modulation, integration processing, and noise cancellation by means of filtering, and is converted to digital data.

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Specifications: Renesas Technology H8SX/1638 Group 32-bit
 Microcontrollers

Item                              H8SX/1638 Group Specifications
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Product name                 H8SX/1632F   H8SX/1634F     H8SX/1638F
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Type name                    R5F61632FPV  R5F61634FPV    R5F61638FPV
----------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU core                     32-bit H8SX core
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Maximum operating frequency  50MHz (50 MIPS maximum performance)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Power supply voltage         3.0V to 3.6V
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip flash memory         256 Kbytes   512 Kbytes     1048 Kbytes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip RAM                  24 Kbytes    40 Kbytes      56 Kbytes
                              (32KB)(a)    (48KB)(a)      (64KB)(a)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Address bus space            16 Mbytes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Computational functions      On-chip multiplier and divider
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bus state controller         ROM, SRAM, burst ROM, and byte-control
                              SRAM directly connectable
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Per-area address/data multiplex I/O
                              interface setting possible
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Endian conversion function for connection
                              of little-endian devices
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip peripheral functions Data transfer control (DTC)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             DMA controller (DMAC)
                             x 4 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Timer pulse unit (TPU) x 12 channels (2
                              units x 6 channels)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             8-bit timer (TMR) x 8 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             32-bit programmable pulse generator (PPG)
                              (2 units x 16 bits)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Watchdog timer (WDT) x 1 channel
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Serial communication interface (SCI) x 7
                              channels
                             (asynchronous and synchronous serial
                              communication capability)
                             Smart Card I/F supported by 7 channels
                             High Speed SCI supported by 2 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             I(2)C bus interface x 2 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             A/D converter (10-bit resolution) x 8
                              channels (2 units x 4 channels)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             D/A converter (8-bit resolution) x 2
                              channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Clock pulse generator (CPG) with built-in
                              multiplication PLL
                             -----------------------------------------
                             On-chip H-UDI (E10A-USB compatible)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             On-chip UBC (User Break Controller)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Boundary Scan
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Power-down modes             6 modes: Sleep, Software standby,
                              Hardware standby, Module stop, Deep
                              software standby, All modules clock stop
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Package                      120-pin LQFP (lead-free specification)
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(a) JTAG Debug 8KB SRAM is also available as system memory, depending
 on user conditions.


Specifications: Renesas Technology H8SX/1648 Group 32-bit
 Microcontrollers

Item                              H8SX/1648 Group Specifications
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Product name                 H8SX/1642F     H8SX/1644F   H8SX/1648F
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Type name                    R5F61642FPV    R5F61644FPV  R5F61648FPV
----------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU core                     32-bit H8SX core
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Maximum operating frequency  50MHz (50 MIPS maximum performance)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Power supply voltage         3.0V to 3.6V
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip flash memory         256 Kbytes     512 Kbytes   1048 Kbytes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip RAM                  24 Kbytes      40 Kbytes    56 Kbytes
                              (32KB)(a)      (48KB)(a)    (64KB)(a)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Address bus space            16 Mbytes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Computational functions      On-chip multiplier and divider
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bus state controller         ROM, SRAM, burst ROM, and byte-control
                              SRAM directly connectable
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Per-area address/data multiplex I/O
                              interface setting possible
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Endian conversion function for connection
                              of little-endian devices
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip peripheral functions Data transfer control (DTC)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             DMA controller (DMAC)
                             x 4 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Timer pulse unit (TPU) x 12 channels (2
                              units x 6 channels)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             8-bit timer (TMR) x 8 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             32-bit programmable pulse generator (PPG)
                              (2 units x 16 bits)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Watchdog timer (WDT) x 1 channel
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Serial communication interface (SCI) x 7
                              channels
                             (asynchronous and synchronous serial
                              communication capability)
                             Smart Card I/F supported by 7 channels
                             High Speed SCI (720 kbps) supported by 2
                              channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             I2C bus interface x 4 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             A/D converter (10-bit resolution) x 12
                              channels (3 units x 4 channels)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             D/A converter (8-bit resolution) x 2
                              channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Clock pulse generator (CPG) with built-in
                              multiplication PLL
                             -----------------------------------------
                             On-chip H-UDI (E10A-USB compatible)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             On-chip UBC (User Break Controller)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Boundary Scan
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Power-down modes             6 modes: Sleep, Software standby,
                              Hardware standby, Module stop, Deep
                              software standby, All modules clock stop
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Package                      144-pin LQFP (lead-free specification)
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(a) JTAG Debug 8KB SRAM is also available as system memory, depending
 on user conditions


Specifications: Renesas Technology H8SX/1622 Group 32-bit
 Microcontrollers

Item                              H8SX/1622 Group Specifications
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Product name                 H8SX/1622F
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Type name                    R5F61622LGV         R5F61622FPV
----------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU core                     32-bit H8SX core
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Maximum operating frequency  50MHz (50 MIPS maximum performance)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Power supply voltage         3.0V to 3.6V
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip flash memory         256 Kbytes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip RAM                  24 Kbytes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Address bus space            16 Mbytes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Computational functions      On-chip multiplier and divider
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bus state controller         ROM, SRAM, burst ROM, and byte control
                              SRAM directly connectable
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Per-area address/data multiplex I/O
                              interface setting possible
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Endian conversion function for connection
                              of little-endian devices
----------------------------------------------------------------------
On-chip peripheral functions Data transfer control (DTC)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             DMA controller (DMAC)
                             x 2 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Timer pulse unit (TPU) x 6 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             8-bit timer (TMR) x 4 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             16-bit programmable pulse generator (PPG)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Watchdog timer (WDT) x 1 channel
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Serial communication interface (SCI) x 5
                              channels
                             (asynchronous and synchronous serial
                              communication capability)
                             Smart Card I/F supported by 5 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             I2C bus interface x 2 channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             A/D converter (10-bit resolution) x 8
                              channels (1 unit x 8 channels)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Delta-sigma type A/D converter (16-bit
                              resolution) x 6 channels (including 2
                              differential input channels)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             D/A converter (8-bit resolution) x 2
                              channels
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Clock pulse generator (CPG) with built-in
                              multiplication PLL
                             -----------------------------------------
                             On-chip H-UDI (E10A-USB compatible)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             On-chip UBC (User Break Controller)
                             -----------------------------------------
                             Boundary Scan
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Power-down modes             6 modes: Sleep, Software standby,
                              Hardware standby, Module stop, Deep
                              software standby, All modules clock stop
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Package                      145-pin LGA         144-pin LQFP
                             (lead-free          (lead-free
                              specification)      specification)
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