Renesas unveils ARM Cortex-A9 processor roadmap
Renesas Electronics has given first details of a new family of ARM-based embedded microprocessors running at speeds up to 800MHz.
Based on the Cortex-A9 processor core, the RZ microprocessor family will include up to 10Mbyte of internal RAM. It will be able to be used with general-purpose operating systems such as Linux as well as other commercial RTOS offerings.
The RZ/A series will focus on HMI applications supporting up to XGA graphics processing.
The first product in this series will integrate a 400MHz ARM Cortex-A9 core and up to 10Mbyte of on-chip RAM. It will also include hardware acceleration for the Open VG 1.1 standard.
The RZ/N series will focus on connectivity to the cloud and other equipment. The first product in this series will integrate an 800MHz ARM Cortex-A9 core, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0.
First samples of 40nm device RZ/A series are expected in 2Q of 2013.