Industrial applications improve with Sunrise

NEC distributor Sunrise Electronics has developed a cost effective microprocessor family to add to its range of high performance RISC processors.

The 64-bit VR4181 microprocessor is a member of NEC’s VR series devices created for embedded industrial and consumer applications. Designed around the popular MIPS RISC architecture, Sunrise claims the VR4181 offers excellent performance in a high-integration, low cost system on a chip. The chip features integrated peripherals for miniaturised, palm-sized terminals and systems and ultra-low power consumption, based on advanced 0.25 µm technology.

The speed and compact size of the VR4181 means it is ideal for embedded handheld applications such as PDAs, smart or web phones, mobile communicators and GPS receivers.