32-Bit CISC MCU packs peripherals for automotive apps

Renesas has packed an enhanced two-channel local area network controller that’s compatible with the controller area network (CAN) standard into its newly launched 32-bit 40MHz H8SX/1544F microcontroller. The MCU is being aimed at such applications as sophisticated meters and control functions as well as high-performance automotive instrument clusters including the speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temperature meter.