Fujitsu GDC

Fujitsu’s family of Graphics Display Controllers provides optimized solutions for embedded graphic environments including car navigation, head-up displays, console displays, virtual dashboards and mobile information terminals. In addition to offering leading-edge embedded rendering capability, Fujitsu graphics controllers have a flexible layer concept, a wide range of 2D and 3D rendering functions and provide support for various screen resolutions as well as dual display outputs and video input.

Modern trends of information display systems in automotive or marine applications expose a transition from pointers and gauges to hybrid dashboards (pointer+TFT). That’s why it’s important to have an integrated IC solution combining an automotive-grade MCU with graphics display and processing functions.

Jade GDCs: a combination of ARM9 core with powerful Coral-PA GPU

Emerald GDCs: a combination of Cortex-A9 core with high-end Ruby GPU

Fujitsu MB86R01 ‘Jade’

A core member of Jade GDC family, Jade SoC is targeted for embedded automotive graphics applications and incorporates an ARM926EJ-S CPU core, together with an enhanced version of the successful Coral PA graphic processor and a number of external interfaces. Jade Soc is manufactured with 90nm technology and optimized for applications which require outstanding CPU performance in combination with sophisticated 2D/3D graphics features. Target applications include on-board and mobile navigation systems, graphical dashboard systems, HUD (head-up display) units, rear seat entertainment systems, Point of Sales terminals and industrial control panels. Key features of MB86R01 ‘Jade’ include:

  • CMOS 90 nm technology
  • ARM926EJ-S CPU core (320 MHz) with 16kb instruction and 16kb data cache
  • ETM9 and JTAG ICE interface
  • Internal memory controller frequency: 320 MHz
  • Display resolutions: standard industry display resolutions
  • 6 layers of overlay display (windows)
  • Alpha plane and constant alpha value for each layer
  • Dual display output (2 separate display controllers are integrated supporting RGB8 and RGB16. Controller DISP0 also supports and RGB24
  • Dual digital video input (2 separate video capture units supporting various formats including YUV, RGB and ITU656)
  • Video: Scaler (up/down scaling), Brightness, Contrast, Saturation control
  • Rendering engine for 2D/3D graphic acceleration functions
  • Geometry processor supporting floating point transformations
  • Texture mapping unit (up to 4096 x 4096)
  • Bit BLT Unit for transfers up to 4096 x 4096 surfaces
  • Alpha Bit BLT and ROP2 functions
  • External DDR2-SDRAM interface (166 MHz) for graphic memory (up to 128 Mbytes)
  • Parallel flash/SRAM host interface
  • PATA, SD card, CAN, Media LB interface
  • USB 2.0 (host and function) interface
  • BGA-484 Package
  • Temperature range -40 to +85 °C

Fujitsu MB86R02 ‘Jade-D’

MB86R02 ‘Jade-D’ also incorporates ARM9 core and Coral-PA GPU as well as Inova Semiconductor’s APIX™ GBit/s interface (Automotive Pixel Link). Jade-D SoC is optimized for instrument cluster, HuD (head-up display) and rear seat entertainment applications. Key features of MB86R02 ‘Jade-D’ include:

  • 90nm technology
  • ARM926EJ CPU core, 330Mhz
  • On-chip SRAM 32kB
  • DDR2-SDRAM controller 16/32bit, 333MHz, 128MB
  • Fujitsu Coral PA Graphics Controller, 1280 x 1024
  • 2D/3D Rendering Engine, 160MHz
  • Dual display output (2 separate display controllers are integrated supporting RGB8, RGB16 and RGB24), Gamma Correction, Dithering, Signature Unit, TCON
  • Integrated APIX 1.0 Interface
  • Dual digital video input (2 separate video capture units supporting various formats including YUV, RGB and ITU656)
  • I/O: 24 x GPIO, I2S, I2C, 3x UART, 8x PWM, 2x SPI, ADC, 2x CAN, 1x MediaLB
  • TEBGA-484 Package
  • Temperature range -40C to +105C
  • Automotive Quality grade : AECQ100

Fujitsu MB86R03 ‘Jade-L’

MB86R03 ‘Jade-L’ is a feature-reduced version of ‘Jade’ SoC. ‘Jade-L’ eliminates some peripheral interfaces such as MediaLB, PATA and USB which are present on ‘Jade’.

Fujitsu MB86R11 ‘Emerald-L’

MB86R11 combines the high-performance Cortex™-A9 CPU with four video inputs and up to three display outputs, enabling the high-speed image processing of video data I/O from these interfaces. For example, MB86R11 has made it possible using a single chip to develop a 360 degree wrap-around view system that synthesizes and converts a composite image of the surroundings of a vehicle in real time from the images of four cameras mounted on the front, rear, left and right of the vehicle. A function that automatically corrects the image contrast ensures high visibility at night or when employing the screen’s backlight. In addition, this function makes it possible to correct the image of TV or DVD video, making it crisp and bright. When displaying 3D maps in a car navigation system, graphics of not only intersections – which can already be displayed in high quality using existing systems – but also streets and scenery, can be displayed using higher-resolution textures.

  • 3D graphics engine ‘Ruby’ – OpenGL ES 2.0combined with 2D engine ‘Iris’
  • ARM Cortex-A9 400/533MHz processor core with ARM Neon DSP instructions
  • DDR2-800 + DDR3-1066 memory support
  • 4 Video Capture Units
  • 3 Display Controllers, up to 100Hz refresh rate
  • 12 bit A/D converter (500KS/s) × 2 channels
  • I2C (I/O voltage: 3.3V) × 5 channels
  • I2S (4 ports) × 2 channels/port
  • USART/UART × 6 channels
  • GPIO × 125 bits
  • SFI × 2 channels
  • Quad SFI × 1 channel
  • I2S × 4 ports (2 channels/port)
  • PWM × 12 channels
  • IrDA (Ver.1.0) × 1 channel
  • TS interface × 2 serial, 1 parallel channel(s)
  • 32/16 bit timer × 2 channels
  • IDE66 (ATA/ATAPI-5)
  • CAN/MOST/Ethernet functionality
  • USB 2.0 support
  • Encryption Engine
  • Checksum Signature Unit (for ASIL – Automotive Safety Integrity Level)
  • Supports up to 24bpp TFT Panel, up to 1600×1200 with DualView support
  • PBGA-544 package
  • Temperature range -40 to +85°C