Renesas develops 28 nm MCU with virtualization-assisted functions

first_img Continue Reading Previous AAEON: AI enabled PICO-ITX SBC offers power and flexibility that fitsNext TDK: fully integrated embedded motor controller with extended memory for automotive Renesas Electronics announced the development and successful operation verification of an automotive test chip as a technological stepping stone toward the realization of next-generation automotive-control flash MCUs employing a 28 nm low-power process.The microcontroller features four 600MHz CPUs with a lock-step mechanism and a large 16 MB flash memory capacity, as well as virtualization-assisted functions enabling MCU virtualization: This technology allows multiple software components to run on a single MCU without interfering with each other, thereby satisfying the requirements of ASIL D, the highest automotive safety integrity level specified under the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for road vehicles. Enhanced built-in self-test (BIST) functionality for MCU self-diagnostic fault-detection are necessary to implement ASIL D, thanks to a newly developed standby-resume BIST (SR-BIST) function that is executed during the standby-resume period. The MCU also features enhanced networking functionality, including Gigabit Ethernet interface for high-speed transfer of sensor information.Renesas will present the test results in the session, “A 28nm 600MHz Automotive Flash Microcontroller with Virtualization-Assisted Processor for Next-Generation Automotive Architecture Complying with ISO26262 ASIL D,” on February 18 at International Solid-State Circuits Conference 2019.Based on the technologies verified in the test chip, Renesas plans to aggressively develop new 28 nm flash MCUs and continue its commitment to enabling a new generation of eco-friendly and autonomous driving cars and helping to realize a safer and more secure driving experience.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more


Trudeau seeks support from allies at G20 amid ChinaCanada dispute

first_imgOSAKA, Japan — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Osaka, Japan for the G20 leaders’ summit, where he will look to raise the issue of two Canadians held in China at “every opportunity.”Trudeau does not expect a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping during the summit but U.S. President Donald Trump committed last week to raising the issue during his own meeting with Xi.On Friday, Trudeau is to meet with European partners to discuss a range of issues, likely including the diplomatic dispute with China.The arrests of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are widely viewed as retaliation for the December arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.Wanzhou awaits extradition to the U.S. to face allegations of fraud in violating Iran sanctions.On Wednesday, China renewed its demand for her release a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products. The Canadian Presslast_img read more


National MMIW Inquiry hearings in Whitehorse hear from families at first public

first_imgShirley McLean APTN National NewsAfter decades of lobbying for a National Inquiry into the disproportional number of Indigenous women who are murdered or go missing, the first public hearing was held Tuesday in Whitehorse.A number of families told about their loved ones, and how they died.They are stories that the commissioners are expected to hear many times again before they wrap up their [email protected]last_img