32-bit application-specific MCU IP for touch screen applications

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Cortus S.A. designs and licenses highly efficient 32-bit processor cores and IP that enhance accurate and reliable touch gesture recognition while also extending battery life. This 32-bit microprocessor technology is ported to Magnachip’s 0.18um EEPROM technology using Taegee’s semiconductor and system design expertise. The jointly developed ASMCU will be manufactured by MagnaChip’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Services.

The Cortus APS3 is a high performance 32-bit processor designed specifically for embedded systems. It features a tiny silicon footprint (the same size as an 8051), very low power consumption, high code density and high performance (up to 1.67 DMIPS/MHz). A full development environment is available, which can be customised and branded for customer use.

The ecosystem around the APS3 includes a full development environment (for C and C++), peripherals typical of embedded systems, bus bridges to ensure easy interfacing to other IP and system support and functions such as cache and memory management units. For the most demanding designs, the APS3 can be used in a multi-core configuration. The APS3 processor core is currently in production in a range of products from security applications to ultra-low power RF designs.

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