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Spansion Expands Traveo(TM) Automotive Microcontroller Product Family with New CAN FD Interface Offerings

Companies mentioned in this article: Spansion Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, started shipping samples of its Spansion® Traveo(TM) automotive microcontroller S6J3100 series incorporating the high-performance CAN FD interface for enhanced in-vehicle networking. The new offering in the product family is focused on various automotive applications including body control module (BCM), heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).

Bosch invented the CAN standard many years ago and since then worked to improve in-vehicle communication through innovative solutions. Bosch introduced CAN FD as a seamless upgrade of the classic CAN technology the first time at the International CAN Conference in 2012. Like classic CAN, CAN FD enables highly reliable vehicle control, taking advantage of higher data rates with only a small impact on current software and applications. Spansion has started to supply leadership MCU products equipped with CAN FD.

"This announcement underscores our commitment to technology leadership in our Spansion Traveo family of automotive microcontrollers," said Nobuhiko Akasaka, vice president of Spansion's Automotive MCU Business Unit. "The delivery of the CAN FD interface in our MCUs provides industry-leading performance. This latest edition of the Traveo family builds upon our momentum in automotive microcontrollers and addresses customer requirements for faster, secure and energy-efficient solutions."

In addition to the CAN FD interface operating at 5Mbps, the S6J3110 series comes with a maximum 4MB of flash memory to enable high-level program control, and uses 55nm technology. It also features Secure Hardware Extension (SHE) for network security and improved performance for connected cars, as well as advanced partial wakeup for lowering power consumption.

The Spansion Traveo family of microcontrollers is based on the ARM® Cortex®-R5 core and tailored for a broad range of automotive applications. In May 2014, Spansion introduced the first product of the family, the MB9D560 series for vehicle electrification utilized in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electrical vehicles (EV).

Features of the Spansion Traveo S6J3110 series

    --  High-end 32-bit MCU for body control: Spansion leads the industry by
        integrating the microcontroller with the ARM® Cortex-R5 core and with
        Bosch's advanced vehicle-mounted network technology CAN FD (maximum
        5Mbps: S6J3110 series).  It delivers high-speed vehicle communication
        while retaining compatibility with conventional CAN (maximum 1Mbps).
    --  Equipped with optimal macro for body control: The microcontroller is
        embedded with Spansion's top-class high-capacity flash memory (4MB) as
        internal memory. This flash memory enables readout after one wait for
        access from the CPU. Furthermore, the 144MHz high-speed operation is
        possible using a single power supply. Efficient utilization of CPU
        performance realizes high-speed memory access and low-power consumption.
    --  Security function: In addition to conventional Flash security, which
        protects data stored in the microcontroller, the S6J3110 series is
        equipped with SHE (specification ver 1.1). The key management housed
        within the microcontroller is separated using hardware and an
        authentication function. This prevents data modification, theft and
        invalid access to the vehicle network.
    --  Partial wakeup: Normally, when A/D conversion is performed from the low
        power-consumption mode, the CPU is interrupted and the system returns to
        normal operation. Afterwards, it is necessary to start the A/D converter
        from the CPU. However, when using partial wakeup, power is cut to items
        other than the Real Time Clock (RTC). Then, once the RTC performs a
        specified count, the A/D converter is started and conversion begins
        without passing through the CPU. If conversion results are not within
        the scope of set values, it is possible to start the CPU through
        interruption. Partial wakeup makes it possible to lower power
        consumption even further when periodically checking for sensor
        malfunctions.

Spansion Resources:

    --  Spansion Traveo S6J3100 Datasheet:
        http://www.spansion.com/downloads/S6J311E-DS708-00002-E.pdf

    --  Spansion Traveo S6J3100
        Factsheet:http://www.spansion.com/downloads/S6J3110_NP708-00001-E.pdf

    --  Spansion Traveo family presentation:
        http://www.slideshare.net/Spansion/spansion-traveo-automotive-microcontr
        oller-family
    --  Spansion newsroom: http://news.spansion.com
    --  Spansion blog: http://core.spansion.com
    --  Spansion on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Spansion
    --  Spansion on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Spansion

About Spansion
Spansion (NYSE: CODE) is a global leader in Flash memory-based embedded systems solutions. Spansion's Flash memory, microcontrollers, analog and mixed-signal products drive the development of faster, intelligent, secure and energy efficient electronics. Spansion is at the heart of electronics systems, connecting, controlling, storing and powering everything from automotive electronics and industrial systems to the highly interactive and immersive consumer devices that are enriching people's daily lives. For more information, visit http://www.spansion.com

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