32-bit Power Architecture MCU for Automotive Chassis and Safety Applications

The Leopard series microcontrollers are system-on-chip devices that are built on Power Architecture technology and contain enhancements that improve the architecture’s fit in embedded applications, include additional instruction support for digital signal processing (DSP) and integrate technologies such as an enhanced time processor unit, enhanced queued analog-to-digital converter, Controller Area Network, and an enhanced modular input-output system.

The SPC56XL60/54 family of 32-bit microcontrollers is the latest achievement in integrated automotive application controllers. It belongs to an expanding range of automotive-focused products designed to address electrical hydraulic power steering (EHPS), electric power steering (EPS) and airbag applications. The advanced and cost-efficient host processor core of the SPC56XL60/54 automotive controller family complies with the Power Architecture embedded category. It operates at speeds as high as 120 MHz and offers high-performance processing optimized for low power consumption. It capitalizes on the available development infrastructure of current Power Architecture devices and is supported with software drivers, operating systems and configuration code to assist with users’ implementations.

Key Features

  • High-performance e200z4d dual core
  • 32-bit Power Architecture® technology CPU
  • Core frequency as high as 120 MHz
  • Dual issue five-stage pipeline core
  • Variable Length Encoding (VLE)
  • Memory Management Unit (MMU)
  • 4 KB instruction cache with error detection code
  • Signal processing engine (SPE)
  • Memory available
    • 1 MB flash memory with ECC
    • 128 KB on-chip SRAM with ECC
    • Built-in RWW capabilities for EEPROM emulation
  • SIL3/ASILD innovative safety concept: LockStep mode and Fail-safe protection
    • Sphere of replication (SoR) for key components (such as CPU core, eDMA, crossbar switch)
    • Fault collection and control unit (FCCU)
    • Redundancy control and checker unit (RCCU) on outputs of the SoR connected to FCCU
    • Boot-time Built-In Self-Test for Memory (MBIST) and Logic (LBIST) triggered by hardware
    • Boot-time Built-In Self-Test for ADC and flash memory triggered by software
    • Replicated safety enhanced watchdog
    • Replicated junction temperature sensor
    • Non-maskable interrupt (NMI)
    • 16-region memory protection unit (MPU)
    • Clock monitoring units (CMU)
    • Power management unit (PMU)
    • Cyclic redundancy check (CRC) unit
  • Decoupled Parallel mode for high-performance use of replicated cores
  • Nexus Class 3+ interface
  • Interrupts
    • Replicated 16-priority controller
    • Replicated 16-channel eDMA controller
  • GPIOs individually programmable as input, output or special function
  • Three 6-channel general-purpose eTimer units
  • 2 FlexPWM units
    • Four 16-bit channels per module
  • Communications interfaces
    • 2 LINFlexD channels
    • 3 DSPI channels with automatic chip select generation
    • 2 FlexCAN interfaces (2.0B Active) with 32 message objects
    • FlexRay module (V2.1 Rev. A) with 2 channels, 64 message buffers and data rates up to 10 Mbit/s
  • Two 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)
    • 16 input channels
    • Programmable cross triggering unit (CTU) to synchronize ADCs conversion with timer and PWM
  • Sine wave generator (D/A with low pass filter)
  • On-chip CAN/UART bootstrap loader
  • Single 3.0 V to 3.6 V voltage supply
  • Ambient temperature range –40 °C to 125 °C
  • Junction temperature range –40 °C to 150 °C

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
Description Version Size
DB0791 DB0791: 32-bit Power Architecture® microcontroller for automotive SIL3/ASILD chassis and safety applications 6.0 287 KB
DS6127 DS6127: 32-bit Power Architecture® microcontroller for automotive SIL3/ASILD chassis and safety applications 12.0 2 MB
Application Notes
Description Version Size
AN4245 AN4245: Analyzing flash accesses with Lauterbach Trace32 5.0 556 KB
AN4568 AN4568: Differences between SPC56EL70x and SPC56EL60x devices family 2.0 197 KB
AN4035 AN4035: Flash programming through Nexus/JTAG 3.0 576 KB
AN4218 AN4218: Hardware design guideline power supply and voltage measurement 3.0 1 MB
AN3324 AN3324: Implementing power-on self tests for SPC56EL60 in locked step 2.0 237 KB
AN4498 AN4498: Lauterbach multicore debugging guide 1.0 935 KB
AN4429 AN4429: RPC56xx and SPC56xx C90FL Flash recovery in case of brownout during Flash erase operation 2.0 165 KB
AN4417 AN4417: SPC564Axx/RPC564Axx/SPC56ELxx/RPC56ELxx devices Exception handling and single/double bit error 3.0 265 KB
AN4367 AN4367: SPC56EL60xx/SPC56xL70xx device exception handling 1.1 373 KB
AN4371 AN4371: SPC56ELxx ADC Built-in self-tests ADC working in CPU mode 1.1 363 KB
AN4664 AN4664: SPC56ELxx Automotive MCU multicore architectures and getting started 1.0 505 KB
AN3077 AN3077: Safety application guide for SPC56EL54xx/SPC56EL60xx family 10.1 970 KB
AN3423 AN3423: Shrinking the AUTOSAR OS: code size and performance optimizations 2.0 87 KB
AN4124 AN4124: Using SPC56EL60x/RPC56EL60x fault collection and control unit (FCCU) 3.0 563 KB
Technical Notes & Articles
Description Version Size
TN0436 TN0436: SPC56EL60xx- differences between cut 1.0 and cut 2.0 2.0 67 KB
TN0973 TN0973: Safety application guide for SPC56EL54xx, SPC56EL60xx and RPC56EL60xx family reference manual addendum 3.0 130 KB
User Manuals
Description Version Size
UM1635 UM1635: Standard software driver for C90FL2 Flash 2.2 1 MB
UM0438 UM0438: Variable-Length Encoding (VLE) extension -programming interface manual 1.3 421 KB
UM1886 UM1886: uTester 1.0 2 MB
Reference Manuals
Description Version Size
RM0004 RM0004: Programmer's reference manual for Book E processors 2.0 24 MB
RM0032 RM0032: SPC56EL60 32-bit MCU family built on the embedded Power Architecture® 13.1 25 MB
RM0020 RM0020: SPC56xx and RPC56xx DSP function library 2 3.0 655 KB
Programming Manuals
Description Version Size
PM0045 PM0045: Signal processing engine (SPE) APU programming interface manual 3.1 1 MB
Errata Sheets
Description Version Size
ES0212 ES0212: SPC56ELx, SPC564Lx devices errata JTAG_ID = 0x2AEA_3041 5.0 212 KB
ES0266 ES0266: SPC56ELx, SPC564Lx devices errata JTAG_ID = 0x3AEA_3041 4.0 210 KB

Presentations & Training Material

Description Version Size
SPC5 32-bit microcontroller Series featuring Power Architecture 2 MB

Publications and Collaterals

Description Version Size
All you need to drive SPC56 32-bit power architecture MCUs 1.0 1 MB
Driving innovation 2.1 348 KB

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Part Number Marketing Status Packing Type CPU Clock Frequency (MHz) (max) FLASH Size (kB) (Data) Features set Operating Temperature (°C) (min) Operating Temperature (°C) (max) Unit Price (US$) * Quantity ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
SPC56EL60L5CBFQR Active Tape And Reel 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO
SPC56EL60L5BBFQY Active Tray 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO
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SPC56EL60L5CCOSR Active Tape And Reel 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO
SPC56EL60L5BBFQR Active Tape And Reel 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO
SPC56EL60L5CBFQY Active Tray 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO
SPC56EL60L5CCOSY Active Tray 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO
SPC56EL60L5CBOSY Active Tray 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO
SPC56EL60L5CBOSR Active Tape And Reel 120 - - -40 125 - - NEC 3A991A2 MALTA MORE INFO

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Part Number Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
SPC56EL60L5CBFQR ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2 0 0
SPC56EL60L5BBFQY ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2
SPC56EL60L5CBFSY ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2 0 0
SPC56EL60L5CCOSR ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2 0 0
SPC56EL60L5BBFQR ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2
SPC56EL60L5CBFQY ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2 0 0
SPC56EL60L5CCOSY ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2
SPC56EL60L5CBOSY ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2 0 0
SPC56EL60L5CBOSR ActiveLQFP 144 20x20x1.4AutomotiveEcopack2 0 0

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