Hercules ARM® Cortex®-R microcontrollers

Simplify functional safety certification using Hercules™ IEC 61508 SIL 3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D certified microcontrollers (MCUs).

Simplify certification

Hercules IEC 61508 SIL 3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D certified MCUs help simplify system level certification.

On-chip diagnostics

Hercules MCUs provides the high level of diagnostic coverage required by safety standards.

High
performance

ARM Cortex-R-based MCUs from 80MHz up to 330MHz provide plenty of head room.

Expansive portfolio

Large selection of software and pin compatible products to scale across applications.

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Hercules RM ARM Cortex-R based MCUs for industrial safety applications

  • IEC 61508 SIL 3 certified
  • Industrial grade
  • Up to 330MHz
  • Industrial process, automation and control applications
  • 105C ambient temperature
  • Ethernet, USB, CAN, Timers, ADCs and more

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Hercules TMS570 Cortex-R based MCUs for automotive safety applications

  • ISO26262 ASIL D certified
  • Automotive AEC-Q100 qualification
  • Up to 300MHz
  • Transportation applications
  • 125C ambient temperature
  • Ethernet, FlexRay, CAN, Timers, ADC and more

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Simplify certification

Hercules MCU IEC 61508 SIL 3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D functional safety certifications, along with associated documentation, tools and software, help ease system-level certification efforts.

On-chip diagnostics

Hercules MCUs provide a high level of diagnostic coverage in hardware so that customers can optimize performance and code size by reducing complex safety software.

  • LockStep CPUs -- 1oo1D safety concept
  • CPU Built-In Self-Test (BIST) controller
  • ECC on FLASH and RAM
  • ECC calculation in CPU checks the interconnect
  • Memory BIST on CPU and peripheral RAMs
  • Clock and voltage monitoring
  • Error signaling module with error pin

High performance

High performance ARM Cortex-R-based MCUs from 80Mhz up to 330MHz with intelligent peripherals to offload the CPU.

  • Up to 330Mhz ARM Cortex R CPU
  • IEEE754 compliant vector floating point unit with single and double precision
  • 16 channel DMA with 32 control packets
  • Up to two High-End Timer (HET) Coprocessors with dedicated DMA.
  • Dedicated FlexRay DMA for high bandwidth communication
  • Multi-buffered ADC
  • Multi-buffered SPI

Expansive portfolio

Expansive portfolio of software and pin compatible products provide scalability to address a wide range of applications.

  • Price points from entry to top performance
  • CPU frequency from 80Mhz up to 330Mhz
  • Integrated flash memory from 128 KB to 4 MB
  • 100QFP, 144QFP, and 337BGA pin compatible package options
  • Industrial and automotive temperature ranges
  • AEC-Q100 qualified (TMS570 only)

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