Renesas Technology Introduces SuperH Microcontroller for Next-generation Automotive Powertrains that Achieve Better Performance and Efficiency

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Renesas Technology Corp. is one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets and the world's No.1 supplier of microcontrollers. It is also a leading provider of LCD Driver ICs, Smart Card microcontrollers, RF-ICs, High Power Amplifiers, Mixed Signal ICs, System-on-Chip (SoC) devices, System-in-Package (SiP) products 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 951 billion JPY in FY2007 (end of March 2008). Renesas Technology is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global network of manufacturing, design and sales operations in around 20 countries with about 26,800 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit

Note to Editors: A specification summary of the SH72544R MCU is included in this release and a photo of the devices is available.


SuperH is a registered trademark of Renesas Technology Corp in the US.

CAN (Controller Area Network): An automotive network specification proposed by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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Specifications: Renesas Technology SH72544R SuperH Microcontroller for Automotive Powertrain Applications

Device Name   SH72544R
Product No.   R5F72544RKBG
Power supply voltage   3.3V/5V (dual-power supply)
Maximum operating frequency   200MHz
Maximum processing performance   400 MIPS (at 200MHz operation)
CPU core   SH-2A type (32-bit RISC with hardware double-precision FPU support)

Operating ambient temperature range


-40°C to +125°C

On-chip flash memory   2.5Mbytes + 128Kbytes (with EEPROM-like functionality)
On-chip RAM   128Kbytes
On-chip peripheral functions   Advanced Timer Unit III (ATU-III)
A/D converter (12-bit resolution) x 37 channels
Serial communications interface (SCI) x 5 channels
High-speed serial communications interface (High-Speed SCI) x 3 channels
Controller area network (RCAN) x 3 channels
Compare-match timer (CMT) x 2 channels
User break controller (UBC)
On-chip debugging functions
-- Advanced user debugger II (AUD-II)
-- JTAG interface
Direct memory access controller (DMAC) x 8 channels
Automotive direct memory access controller (A-DMAC) x 66 channels
Interrupt controller (INTC)
Watchdog timer (WDT)
Bus state controller (BSC)
Multi-input signature generator (MISG)
  Clock oscillator (CPG) with built-in multiplication PLL
Power-down modes   Three: Sleep, Hardware standby, Module standby
Package   272-pin P-BGA (21mm × 21mm)

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