Tokyo, November 6, 2002 — Fujitsu Limited today announced the introduction of its new FR60Lite series of microcontrollers. Designed to consume less power, the new series is the latest addition to the FR family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers. The first two FR60Lite products (the MB91F233 and MB91232L), both with embedded LCD controllers, are targeted for mobile devices and digital consumer electronics. The products are being marketed starting today.
The new series shares the same architecture with the rest of Fujitsu’s FR family of high-performance 32-bit microcontrollers. Making the most of Fujitsu’s extensive library of intellectual-property assets (*2), these new products support the same high-speed 33 MHz operation as their predecessors, but in a smaller package. Furthermore, by optimizing the clock-driving circuitry, power consumption of the CPU core has been slashed to 1 mA per MHz, a 40% reduction compared to the company’s existing lineup of microcontrollers based on the 32-bit RISC CPU core.
The new series also benefits from Fujitsu’s advanced system-on-chip development environment, which significantly reduces turnaround times. This enables the company to cut the amount of time between the receipt of a customer’s specifications and the shipment of samples by half compared to conventional design methods.