Renesas Technology America and Micrium Offer Free Real-time Kernel and Specially Priced Middleware for the SH7216

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 21, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Renesas Technology America, Inc., and Micrium have announced a joint marketing program that allows customers buying the Renesas SH7216 SuperH(TM) microcontroller to obtain a free, single-product license for the high-quality Micrium real-time kernel, complete with email and phone technical support. Customers can also purchase middleware components at a 50% discount. The limited-time program enables system engineers to quickly apply the power and functionality of the 100/200MHz, 32-bit RISC MCU in building/home automation and industrial motor control applications -- and do so at less cost and with less engineering risk. The synergistic hardware/software combination enables customers to focus on the value-added features that differentiate successful electronic products.

Offering an advanced chip supported by commercial-quality third-party software Commenting on the program, Ritesh Tyagi, director of marketing for the System LSI business unit at Renesas Technology America, Inc., said, "Our customers have frequently told us that they need commercial-quality, fully-supported third-party software for building reliable, scalable systems. Micrium, a platinum-level technology partner, has long supported SuperH microcontrollers.

Now, qualified customers can get a popular real-time kernel (C/OS-II or C/OS-III) at no cost when they purchase our SH7216 chip. Moreover, they can buy Micrium's high-quality, feature-rich middleware at half price. These are compelling reasons to evaluate the SH7216 and design it into new generations of embedded systems." Delivering important monetary and engineering benefits Jean Labrosse, president of Micrium Inc., said, "The SH7216 has tremendous application potential. System engineers can best tap the design opportunities it opens up by using our real-time kernel and middleware. In doing so, they gain significant monetary and engineering benefits because Renesas will cover, for a limited time, the cost of a uC/OS-II or uC/OS-III kernel when they purchase the microcontroller. Customers get 50% off our middleware products, too. The Renesas/Micrium hardware/software solution provides substantial ease-of-use and time-to-market advantages, while enabling system designs that achieve new levels of performance." Putting the SH7216's great speed and extensive functionality to work The SH7216 has up to 1MB of on-chip flash memory with 128KB SRAM, operates at 100 and 200MHz, incorporates an FPU, and achieves up to 400 DMIPS performance when executing out of the embedded flash memory. The 32-bit superscalar microcontroller provides a broad range of Ethernet, USB and CAN communication capabilities. Additionally, the chip integrates many optimized peripherals, including the functions needed for advanced motor control applications in AC servos, factory automation equipment and general-purpose inverters. A built-in 32KB data flash memory with background operation eliminates the need for external EEPROMs.

Micrium's real-time kernels are compact, portable designs used in thousands of products, including safety-critical systems. Scalable and ROM-able, they support most MISRA-C rules, are third-party certified and ensure that run-time is guaranteed for OS tasks. The uC/TCP-IP, uC/USB Device, uC/File System, and uC/CAN middleware products that Micrium offers conform to applicable standards, are highly reliable, and put the processing power of the SH7216 chip to work with high efficiency.

About Renesas Technology Corp.

Renesas Technology Corp. is the world's No.1 supplier of microcontrollers and one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets. It is also a leading provider of Power MOSFETs, Smart Card microcontrollers, RF-ICs, High Power Amplifiers, Mixed Signal ICs, System-on-Chip Devices (SoCs), System-in-Package Devices (SiPs) and more. Established in 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd.

(TOKYO:6501)(NYSE:HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503), Renesas Technology achieved consolidated revenue of 702.7 billion JPY in FY2008 (end of March 2009). Renesas Technology is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global network of manufacturing, design and sales operations in 16 countries with 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit About Micrium Corporation Micrium Inc. provides the highest-quality embedded software components, offering the cleanest source code available, unsurpassed documentation and excellent customer support. The flagship product, uC/OS-II, and all other products in the complete line of software help shorten time-to-market throughout all product development cycles and are built to address today's increased system design complexity. Additional information is available at Notes 1. This special pricing agreement between Renesas Technology and Micrium expires on or before August 31, 2010.

2. Some restrictions apply.

SuperH is a trademark of Renesas Technology Corp. Other product names, company names, or brands mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

SH7216 Specifications Item SH7216 Specifications CPU core SH2A-FPU: 32-bit Superscalar RISC (FPU optional) Power supply voltage 3.3V (single-voltage digital system power supply), 5.0V (A/D converters) Maximum operating frequency 100MHz or 200MHz, depending on specific part number Maximum processing 400 DMIPS (at 200MHz, when the program is executed from the embedded performance flash memory) 400 MIPS (at 200MHz, when the program is executed from the embedded flash memory) Operating temperature -40degC to +85degC Flash memory 512KB, 768KB, or 1MB: with ROM-caching function On-chip RAM 64KB, 96KB, or 128KB (of which 64KB is single-cycle-access RAM) Memory controller SRAM and SDRAM can be connected directly Address spaces: 512MB (64MB in 8 memory regions) Idle cycles can be inserted to prevent bus collisions Data bus width: 8, 16, or 32 bits (external bus) On-chip peripheral functions Multi-function Timer Unit 2 (MTU2): 16-bit PWM timer Multi-function Timer Unit 2S (MTU2S): 16-bit PWM timer 8-channel 12-bit A/D Converter (4 channels x 2 units) Control Area Network (RCAN-ET) Universal Serial Bus (USB) version 2.0, Full Speed Device 10/100Mbps Ethernet Controller x 1 channel (optional) General-purpose DMA controller x 4 channels I(2)C bus interface: supports master and slave modes Serial Communications Interface (SCI) x 4 channels Built-in FIFO serial communications interface (SCIF) x 1 channel Port Output Enable 2 (POE2) Data Transfer Controller (DTC): Provides interrupt-driven data transfers 16-bit Compare/Match Timer (CMT) x 2 channels Interrupt Controller (INTC) Watchdog Timer (WDT) 32KB data-storage Flash memory (FLD): with background operation (BGO) function Clock oscillator circuit (CPG): with built-in PLL frequency multiplier I/O ports: I/O: 102 pins; input-only: 8 pins Low-power modes Sleep mode Software Standby mode Module Standby mode Packages 176-pin LQFP (24mm x 24mm: 0.5mm pitch) 176-pin LQFP (20mm x 20mm: 0.4mm pitch) 176-pin BGA (13mm x 13mm: 0.8mm ball pitch) Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:⟨=en SOURCE: Renesas Technology America, Inc.

CONTACT: Renesas Technology America, Inc. Stefani Parrish, 408-382-7410

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