Overview:
Contrary to popular belief, not all
microcontrollers are the same. Underlying technology and design methodologies
lead to very different performance characteristics. Industrial and consumer
designers can gain a competitive advantage by leveraging microcontroller
architectures that have been optimized for efficiency.

Modern embedded
applications require high performance for advanced real-time operation, making
the CPU core, embedded flash, and interrupt handler critical aspects of the
microcontroller design. Increasing use of signal processing makes DSP hardware
and floating point math implementation important performance factors as well.

Making the designers task even more challenging are the tight cost and
power budgets which also must be met. Architectures which adopt advanced low
power fabrication processes and low power design methodologies, while providing
high levels of system integration and high quality levels, enable designers to
solve today’s complex application challenges.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A

Who should attend:
Developers of embedded hardware or
software for consumer and industrial applications

What attendees will learn:
Attendees will walk away with
the ability to understand how underlying technology and design methodologies
affect a microcontroller’s level of efficiency. Specifically, the following
topics will be covered.

  • Improved code efficiency
  • Low power fabrication process
  • Advanced interrupt handling
  • Multi-bus configuration
  • High-speed flash memory

Presenter:
Stevan
Dobrasevic, RX Product Marketing, Renesas

At Renesas, Stevan is a
member of the RX product marketing team, which is responsible for the RX600 and
RX200 product series. Stevan has fifteen years of experience working in a
variety of design, management, and marketing roles at various semiconductor
companies. Stevan holds degrees in engineering, physics, and business.