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NEC 32-bit RISC Single-chip Microcomputer Features High Performance,Ultra-Low Power Consumption, Low Noise and Peripheral Functions
NEC Corporation (NEC) has completed development of the V850/SB1 (PD70F3033/5/7), a 32-bit RISC single-chip microcomputer (MCU). The new product is a member of the V850 family and the first of a new sub-family characterized by ultra-low power consumption. The main target applications for the new device include use in automotive electrical control and audio-visual products such as televisions and videocassette recorders (VCR). The new microcomputer provides peripheral functions suitable for embedded systems, including on-chip memory, and employs the power and noise reduction techniques of NEC's 78K series.
Microcomputers, which are usually built into devices, have been developing rapidly as they expand their range of applications, with higher CPU speeds, built-in memory, and peripheral functions. The higher performance demands of digital media and the diversification of the human interfaces, have also seen use of microcomputers shift from 8- and 16-bit MCUs, to 32-bit MCUs. Additionally, there is also a move from CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computers) to RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computers) that offers many advantages.
Demand for 32-bit MCUs is expected to increase even more with the approach of the 21st century, as will requirements for lower power consumption and lower noise. It is against this background, that NEC has expanded its 32-bit RISC architecture V800 series, and has developed the V850 family of products as single-chip microcomputers for use as built-in components.
Notable features of the new product family, include:
Samples of the V850SB1 are to begin shipping worldwide from December 1998. Volume production of eight versions is scheduled to begin from June 1999, with a fast ramp-up to 500,000 chips per month later in the year.
In the future, NEC will strive to develop ASSP (Application Specific Standard Products) products with built-in peripheral functions optimized for a range of applications, as a line of the V850 family. It will also develop products incorporating a more sophisticated V850E CPU core and offering high performance with ultra-low power consumption/low noise, thus expanding their range of applications. NEC also intends to further promote its SOC (System On a Chip), in offering positive solutions to customers.
For Main specifications of the V850/SBx, please see the attached sheet.