Now available from Fujitsu Semiconductor America is an Interface Bridge SoC that incorporates 10 different serial and parallel interfaces, more than any other similar single device.
Designed for advanced Wi-Fi television tuner applications, the new MB86E631 combines into a single SoC a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and multiple interfaces, including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Serial ATA, PCI Express, Ethernet MAC, transport stream (TS), and two memory interfaces.
The MB86E631 is designed for equipment such as video-recording devices and TVs with built-in recording capabilities that transmit programming to other devices.
With greater than 500MHz operation, the ARM Cortex-A9 CPU provides the performance needed to control all 10 interfaces, which also include UART, I2C, and two memory interfaces (DDR3 and Quad Serial Flash Controller).
The device manages the Wi-Fi TV tuner, which wirelessly sends transcoded H.264 / MPEG-2 streams to storage devices and mobile products such as smartphones and tablets. The SoC is also ideal as a CPU for other video and graphics display products that need to control a wide range of interfaces.
Fujitsu Semiconductor will be offering reference boards featuring the MB86E631 together with the company's MB86M01/M02/M03 series transcoder DLNA-compatible reference boards for Linux are also available for Wi-Fi TV tuner products, simplifying product development.
The new MB86E631 is available now in sample quantities.