This 90nm device is fabricated in Fujitsu’s own foundry at Mie, Japan and was developed to ensure that FME can provide an industry-leading solution for demanding automotive functions such as high-end graphics and multimedia applications.
Carmine offers excellent 3D performance – up to 10Mpolygons/s; the highest rendering performance available in the embedded market, and the OpenGL ES
1.1 Standard for Embedded Accelerated Graphics is fully supported. The device can display resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024, and has a fully independent dual display output. Carmine features excellent expansion options that include a DDR-SDRAM interface for the addition of up to 128MB
graphic memory and a PCI66 host interface.
The MB86276 Lime GDC is also a new device manufactured specifically for
price optimisation, providing a low-end extension to FME’s GDC roadmap. The 0.18μm Lime device is an ideal solution for lower-end automotive applications that do not require 3D functions. Although Lime is aimed at the lower end of the market, the device offers advanced features, such as accelerated 2D functions. Dual RGB digital output is supported and the device displays resolutions of up to 1280 x 768. A range of connection options are available, including a 32/16-bit embedded host interface, GPIOs, I2C interface and an external SDRAM interface for the addition of up to 64MB of memory. In line with FME’s full range of Graphic Display Controllers, both Carmine and Lime are fully binary compatible – unlike the spot products offered by others in the market. The devices offer universal connectivity to all MCUs and other CPUs, with a wide variety of operating system drivers available, as well as several unique features, including video inputs. FME’s extensive roadmap and the excellent scalability of all devices in the
series mean that products are interchangeable, allowing customers to move to higher- or lower-end devices without having to make major software changes. Although Carmine and Lime have been developed with the Automotive market in mind, they are also suitable for a range of other markets that include Avionics, Marine, Medical, Industrial, POS, Surveillance and Console-Gaming. Both Carmine and Lime are housed in BGA packages. They are available for
sampling now and will be in full, 100k a month production, by the middle of 2006. The devices will be offered at competitive prices, with full engineering support for Europe available from FME’s GDC application team based in Frankfurt. FME continues to invest heavily in research and development to further expand its range of GDCs to offer its customers the widest variety of solutions. The company is already working on derivations of these two products to offer more functionality; a Lime-based GDC featuring a CPU is already in planning as well as a Carmine-based GDC with additional media functions.