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Microcontrollers suit automotive dashboard applications.

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Supplied in 144-pin quad flat package, V850E/Dx3(TM) MCUs consist of 2 subseries with 24 or 48 MHz V850(TM) 32-bit RISC CPU core. Products provide 128 KB to 2 MB of flash memory and up to 32 KB RAM. In addition to stepper motor drivers, LCD controllers/drivers, parallel LCD bus interfaces, and sound generators, integrated on-chip application-specific peripherals include up to 16 A/D channels, 2 CAN interfaces, one I2C bus, and seventeen 16-bit timers.

Original Press Release:

NEC Electronics America Announces New V850E/Dx3 32-bit Microcontrollers for Automotive Dashboard Applications

New Microcontrollers Feature Application-Specific Peripheral Set

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12 /-- NEC Electronics America, Inc., today announced the V850E/Dx3(TM) 32-bit microcontrollers, the latest addition to its line of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for the automotive market. Based on NEC Electronics' popular V850(TM) 32-bit RISC CPU core, the new devices feature a range of application-specific peripherals and the latest flash memory technology, making them ideal for use in automotive dashboard and driver information applications.

"As the sophistication of driver information systems increases, instrument clusters must integrate more and more functionality, including support for high-resolution graphics and numerous instrumentation gauges," said Jim Trent, general manager, automotive strategic business unit, NEC Electronics America. "To power these heightened capabilities, OEMs and tier-one systems suppliers are looking for application-specific semiconductor solutions that integrate support for as many dashboard applications as possible to help reduce system cost and development time. The new V850E/Dx3 microcontrollers were designed to specifically meet the needs of our automotive OEM and tier-one customers."

Application-specific peripherals integrated on-chip include stepper motor drivers, LCD controllers/drivers, parallel LCD bus interfaces and sound generators. Additional integrated peripherals include up to 16 A/D channels, two controller area network (CAN) interfaces, an I2C bus and seventeen 16-bit timers.

The V850E/Dx3 32-bit microcontrollers consist of two subseries: one featuring a 24-megahertz (MHz) core and the second featuring a 48-MHz core. The MCUs provide a range of memory options from 128 kilobytes (KB) to 2 megabytes (MB) of flash memory and up to 32 KB of RAM. These devices are packaged in a 144-pin quad flat package (QFP).

More information about specific V850E/Dx3 32-bit microcontrollers can be found at .


Samples of various V850E/Dx3 32-bit microcontrollers are scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2006. Mass production is scheduled for the second quarter of 2007. Availability is subject to change.

About NEC Electronics America, Inc.

NEC Electronics America, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Electronics Corporation , a leading provider of semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the broadband and communications markets; system solutions for the mobile, PC, automotive and digital consumer markets; and multi-market solutions for a wide range of customer applications. NEC Electronics America offers a local manufacturing facility in Roseville, California, and the global manufacturing capabilities of its parent company. NEC Electronics America is also the marketing and sales channel in the Americas for industrial-type active-matrix LCDs from NEC Technologies, Ltd., a global leader in innovative display technologies. More information about NEC Electronics America's products can be found at .

NOTE: NEC Electronics, NEC Electronics America, V850, V850E and V850E/Dx3 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of NEC Electronics Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Denise Garibaldi of NEC Electronics America, Inc., +1-408-588-6620, or; or Jessica Kerr of +Porter Novelli, +1-408-369-4637, or, for NEC Electronics America, Inc.

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