A new MCU with high-performance graphics and network functionalities is now available from MSC. The SH7734 32-bit SuperH microcontroller (MCU), developed by Renesas Electronics, features an Open VG compliant graphics accelerator and a Gigabit Ethernet controller.

The MCU is based on a high-performance SH-4A CPU core operating at 533 MHz and is approximately 1.6 times faster than the existing SH7764 MCU.

The MCU incorporates a direct memory access (DMA) controller that supports DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAMs with a maximum clock frequency of 300 MHz. The DMA controller supports memory bandwidths up to 1.2 GBps.

By including special graphics display functions that conform to the Open VG 1.1 specification, the MCU can be used with high operating speed and low memory requirement, visual effects such as animated displays, enlargement, rotation, deformation and colour gradations in characters.

Digital RGB output pins enable full-colour WVGA size (800 x 480 pixels) or high-colour XGA size (1024 _ 768 pixels) displays.