The next generation of automotive MCUs will have to deal with complex tasks like autonomous driving. Therefore, chip designers from supplier Renesas currently are working on smaller geometries – 28 nm after today’s 40nm structures. Renesas plans to crank up performance and memory capacity four times higher compared to today’s 40nm devices.
base, with a metal control gate at the top. Renesas has two decades of experience in the use of MONOS flash memory technology by providing MCUs for IC cards. Based on the track record in MONOS technology, Renesas successfully extended the technology by developing a split-gate (SG) structure suitable for MCU internal flash memory. The new “SG-MONOS” –type flash memory realizes MCUs with high reliability, high speed and low power consumption.