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Mid-Level-Inst-Clust-2-lg.jpgFreescale aims to make automotive development easier with the introduction of a 32-bit ARM®-based family of MCUs. Leveraging the Kinetis & i.MX portfolios, our automotive MCUs integrate ARM Cortex-A and ARM Cortex-M cores that deliver the right balance of real-time processing and application performance. This family of MCUs includes a broad set of documentation, hardware and software tools and application notes to help speed development and reduce design costs.


Cortex-A5, 32-bit CPU (Application processor)

  • FPU supporting double-precision floating-point operations
  • NEON Media Processing Engine

Cortex-M4, 32-bit CPU (Vehicle processor)

  • 64 KB tightly-coupled memory (TCM)
  • Single precision FPU

Cortex-M0+, 32-bit CPU (I/O processor)

  • Intelligent stepper motor drive
  • Single precision FPU

Memory sub-system

  • 4 MB on-chip flash including small sectors for EEPROM emulation
  • 1 MB on-chip SRAM with ECC
  • 1.3 MB on-chip graphics SRAM with FlexECC

Expandable Memory Interfaces

  • 2 x Dual QuadSPI serial flash controllers (including HyperFlash™ support)
  • Supports SDR and DDR serial flash
  • DRAM controller supporting SDR and DDR2

Graphics Features

  • Vivante GC355 GPU supporting OpenVG™ 1.1
  • 2 x 2D-ACE display controllers supporting up to 2 x WVGA displays
  • In-line hardware HUD warping engine
  • Digital video input (VIU)

Safety and Security

  • Latest CSE2 security—Secure Boot, Secure Mileage & Component Protection
  • ISO 26262 ASIL-B Compliant MCU


  • 6 Stepper Motor Drivers with Freescale patented Stall Detection technology
  • Sound Generator Module (SGM) with PWM and I2S outputs
  • Autonomous RTC (self calibrating)



i.MX53 Applications ProcessorsThe i.MX53 family of processors represents Freescale's next generation of advanced multimedia and power-efficient implementation of the ARM® Cortex™-A8 core with core processing speeds up to 1.2 GHz.
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