Rutronik will now be distributing the entire Renesas product range throughout Europe. Renesas has also selected Rutronik as its strategic automotive distributor for Europe, meaning Rutronik can now also supply automotive customers not previously directly served by Renesas. Other focus markets include Industrial and Renewable Energies.
Rutronik has been a Renesas distribution partner since Renesas Electronics was established; for more than ten years the distributor worked with NEC, which merged with Renesas Technology in 2010 to form Renesas Electronics.
Renesas developed the fourth generation of its V850 microcontroller especially for automotive applications: the P series for chassis and safety applications, the D series for dashboard applications, the F series for bodywork applications and the S series for vehicle audio systems. All products are based on the 90nm MONOS Flash technology (metal oxide nitride oxide silicon) and use the 32-bit V850E2 CPU core with an outstanding processing power of 2.5 DMIPS/MHz (Dhrystone MIPS per megahertz). This covers a power range of 48 MHz (120 MIPS) to 160 MHz (400 MIPS). Each product series is scaleable with respect to storage capacity, peripherals, pin count and power, enabling complete software and hardware compatibility to be ensured within each series. Fully verified AUTOSAR V3.0/3.1 MCAL software drivers are available for all modules in the fourth MCU generation.