Korean chipmaker choses French 32bit core for touchscreen controllers

February 07, 2013 // By Nick Flaherty
Korean user interface system on chip specialist LeadingUI is to develop touchscreen controllers based on the APS1 32bit processor cores developed by Cortus of France.

“Modern touchscreen applications require silicon efficiency and very low power”, saidSang Hyun Han, Chief Technology Officer of LeadingUI, “The Cortus APS1 with its tiny silicon footprint is ideal for our user interface applications”. He explains, “Despite its small size, the core has adequate computational performance for our gesture recognition algorithms and we benefit from ultra-low power consumption”.
“We are delighted that LeadingUI has chosen APS1 to power their touchscreen products”, says Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus, “By using our 32-bit core they can have a proven and rapid software development cycle by using a high level language”.
The Cortus family of APS processors starts with the world’s smallest 32-bit core, the APS1, and goes up to the floating point FPS6. All cores interface to Cortus’ peripherals including Ethernet 10/100 MAC, USB 2.0 Device and USB 2.0 OTG via the efficient APS bus. They also share the simple vectored interrupt structure which ensures rapid, real time interrupt response, with low software overhead.
The APS toolchain and IDE (for C and C++) is available to licensees free of charge, and which can be customised and branded for final customer use. Ports of various RTOSs are available such as FreeRTOS and Micrium.