Cypress brings advanced 2D/3D graphics to compact vehicles

March 26, 2015 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
After the merger with Spansion, Cypress as the new brand owner bets on continuity, regarding Spansion's established Traveo family of automotive MCUs with 2D and 3D graphics capability. The new models S6J32BA and S6J32DA provide automotive electronics designers with cost-effective solutions for dashboards, head-up displays and HVAC systems in the compact vehicle class.

Building upon Spansion’s announcement of the Traveo 2-D graphics MCU S6J324C series and the 3-D graphics MCU S6J326C series for midsize cars in October 2014, the products are optimized to bring sophisticated and automotive specific graphics functions into the car without increased power and bill of materials requirements. As the first 3-D-capable ARM Cortex-R5 cluster MCU, Cypress’s graphics engine provides greater memory savings, increased safety features and rich image capabilities, without the need for external video RAM. These help manufacturers take advantage of lower overall system costs to proliferate the advanced driver experience previously reserved for luxury automotive brands.  

The new Cypress members of the product family include the ARM Cortex-R5 processor, 1MB of internal flash, 1MB of internal video RAM, enhanced secure hardware extension (eSHE) and an interface to Spansion's HyperBus which has found particular acceptance in dashboard applications. The interface enables seamless connections with HyperBus memories such as HyperFlash memory and HyperRAM memory. The S6J32BA and S6J32DA series are pin compatible with their predecessors S6J324C and S6J326C, providing customers the flexibility to upgrade without requiring changes to the board layout. The graphics functionality is complemented by an advanced sound system with a 16-bit Audio-DAC and a multi-channel mixer.

With the introduction of the new Traveo devices, Cypress continues Spansion's strategy to bring the luxury car experience to the mass market by offering a cost-effective yet high-performance and scalable platform.

The Traveo S6J32DA series is sampling now. The S6J32BA will be sampling in April 2015.

More information: www.cypress .com

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