Fujitsu MB86R01 Graphics Controller Integrates 32-bit CPU and Graphics Engine on Single Chip

The new Fujitsu MB86R01 is a complete system-on-chip designed for high-end, high-volume embedded automotive graphics applications such as on-board and mobile navigation systems, graphical dashboard systems, head-up display (HUD) units, rear-seat entertainment, point-of-sale terminals, and industrial control panels. The SoC integrates the powerful 32-bit ARM926EJ-S™ CPU core with the Fujitsu high-performance graphics display controller, the MB86296. Built using Fujitsu’s 90nm CMOS process technology, the MB86R01 is optimized for applications requiring maximum CPU performance combined with sophisticated 2D and 3D graphics.

Fujitsu’s MB86296 graphics processor IC provides requirements for embedded graphics applications like in-car infotainment systems, with a rendering engine for 2D/3D graphic acceleration functions; a geometry processor supporting floating-point transformations for smooth graphics animation; and a dual-display capability (2 x RGB digital output), which allows different content to be shown on two connected screens. Packaged in a 484-pin BGA, the device is designed to operate over a temperature range of -40 to +85°C. The new MB86R01 is available at $39.00 each in sample quantities.