Renesas Technology releases microprocessor for telematics systems

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Renesas Technology  has announced the SH7761, a 32-bit microprocessor for car information equipment, such as telematics devices providing travel services via wireless communication links and hands-free systems, that delivers high-speed operation at 400 MHz and advanced features essential for next-generation systems, including high-speed communication, sophisticated voice recognition, and improved connectivity with onboard LANs and memory cards.

Background: The automotive industry continues to add telematics and hands-free equipment to its products, especially in Europe and North America.  In addition to supporting core features such as a hands-free phone, these systems are evolving into connectivity devices, including connectivity to portable consumer devices.

Today, telematics and hands-free devices support increasingly sophisticated voice recognition interfaces, as well as high-speed connections with mobile phones, and have the ability to connect entertainment devices such as portable music players. This has generated demand for microprocessors with higher processing performance capable of handling these functions.

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