Sunnyvale, Calif. — Spansion Inc. has expanded its Traveo microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at human machine interfaces (HMI) in automotive dashboards. Spansion is integrating its HyperBus interface with its ARM Cortex-R5-based embedded Traveo MCU for the first time, enabling seamless connections with HyperBus memories, including Spansion HyperFlash memory, to simplify design and provide faster performance in automotive systems.
The Traveo family offers state-of-the-art 2D and 3D graphics, which Spansion said it has optimized to bring sophisticated and automotive specific graphics functions into the car without increased power and BOM requirements. As the first 3D-capable ARM Cortex-R5 cluster MCU, Spansion’s graphics engine provides greater memory savings, increased safety features and rich image capabilities, without the need for external video RAM. Spansion expects the new devices to help manufacturers take advantage of lower overall system costs to proliferate the advanced driver experience previously only available for luxury automotive brands.
Two variations of the Traveo graphics solutions will be available. The S6J324C series enables 2D graphics while the S6J326C variant supports both 2D and 3D graphics. Both series support the Spansion HyperBus interface. The scalable solution offers easy upgrade paths from 2D to 3D.
The solution also includes enhanced and next-generation connectivity, supporting a wide range of communications protocols, including CAN-FD and Ethernet AVB, as well as advanced graphics interfaces such as LVDS PHY and RSDS. It also contains extensive multimedia support with a sound system combining 16-bit audio DAC and multi-channel mixer. All device variants have the universal footprint with consistent packaging and pin-outs, enabling users to migrate from one device to another without having to alter board layouts for a quicker time to market.
Availability: The S6J324C series with 2D graphics and the S6J326C series with 2D and 3D graphics will be sampling in the fourth quarter.