e2v Adds High Reliability Qorivva(TM) Microcontrollers to Its Portfolio of
Semiconductor Solutions for Aerospace and Defence
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/13 -- e2v, a leading global provider
of hi-rel semiconductor solutions, today announced plans to support
Qorivva(TM) microcontrollers with the release of hi-rel versions. The
first product to be added to the catalogue will be the PC5674F, a
product which will deliver the next generation of avionic processing
elements, high computing performance with minimal power consumption.
Distributed electronics for airborne platforms are starting to
attract significant interest from the aerospace and defence
industries. Electronic controls embedded directly inside the jet
engines, or installed on the aircraft wings, can save a significant
amount of cable weight, as well as increasing the performance of the
overall system (including enhanced fuel efficiency). These electronic
controllers are required to survive both high temperatures and
extreme cold environments, whilst at the same time being able to
process data and perform complex calculations. The new e2v PC5674F
will meet these requirements, embedding memory and analog functions
which enables significant board footprint savings. The availability
of an extended reliability version of the PC5674F will also allow
customers to innovate by embedding computing elements closer to the
actuators which are exposed to harsh environments, enhancing the
performance of the system while reducing cable weight. The PC5674F
also represents a real path for improvement to all customers that are
currently using legacy MPC555, MPC566, and MPC5554 on airborne
The PC5674F is based on a Power Architecture(TM) e200z7 core that
runs up to 264MHz and embeds advanced features such as a Single
Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) capable Floating Point Unit (FPU)
for digital signal processing, a 32 entry Memory Management Unit
(MMU) and a 32KB L1 cache. The PC5674F features the eTPU2 time
processor unit, an advanced programmable I/O controller that allows
the processor to perform complex timing and I/O management
independently from the core. In addition, PC5674F offers several
communication interfaces, including FlexCAN, eSCI, DSPI, as well as
an External Bus Interface (EBI).
This high-end microcontroller also features 4MB of on-chip flash
memory with Error Correction Code (ECC), reducing PCB footprint and
complexity. An integrated 64 channels Quad 12bit ADC allows the
PC5674F to receive signals directly from sensors, eliminating the
need for some analog components on the board.
Eric Marcelot, marketing manager at e2v said "The PC5674F is a great
addition to our portfolio of processors for aerospace and defence.
Very low power processing elements within the full military
temperature range are key for embedded applications such as
distributed avionics. We expect that this high-reliability
microcontroller will allow our customers to build innovative systems
for next generation aircraft."
e2v will offer PC5674F in a 516-ball PBGA package with RoHS-compliant
or leaded finish options. In addition to military temperature range
availability (-55 degrees C to +125 degrees C), e2v also plans to
develop a 150 degrees C high-temperature screened version of the
processor for customers that will require temporary exposure to
NOTES FOR EDITORS
e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high
performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems
and components for applications within medical & science, aerospace &
defence, and commercial & industrial markets.
e2v employs approximately 1600 people, has design and operational
facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global
network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales
of GBP200m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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