Microcontroller with 480MIPS, FPU, Ethernet controller and USB host/function
Renesas Technology Europe has introduced a total of eight products in four groups in the SH7670 group of the SuperH Family. These microprocessors each incorporate an Ethernet controller and USB 2.0 host on a single chip and are intended for applications such as digital audio visual, office automation, and factory automation systems requiring network connection functionality.The
The trend toward connecting household devices to home networks continues to advance, making it possible for a variety of products to share content. An increasing number of digital audiovisual applications, such as digital TVs, DVD recorders, and digital audio products, allow consumers to enjoy content supplied via Ethernet and USB connections. In addition, increasingly the communication standard used to link equipment in industrial settings is Ethernet. At the same time, USB is being used increasingly for connections with host PCs.
The SH7670 also includes a general-purpose DMA controller, enabling high-speed data transfers between separate banks of external memory. This contributes to higher overall network data throughput.
The package is a compact 256-pin BGA (17mm × 17mm) that helps minimise product size.
A JTAG on-chip debugging function is included that enables real-time debugging at the maximum operating frequency. A compact PC card size emulator, the E10A-USB, is available.