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

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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

Design Resources


Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

Description Version Size
DS6127: 32-bit Power Architecture® microcontroller for automotive SIL3/ASILD chassis and safety applications
12.0 2,987 KB
DB0791: 32-bit Power Architecture® microcontroller for automotive SIL3/ASILD chassis and safety applications
6.0 287 KB

Application Notes

Description Version Size
AN3077: Safety application guide for SPC56EL54xx/SPC56EL60xx family
10.1 971 KB
AN3190: LQFP144 pinout compatibility analysis SPC560Px / SPC56EL60
2.0 568 KB
AN3324: Implementing power-on self tests for SPC56EL60 in locked step
2.0 238 KB
AN3326: SPC56ELxx and RPC56ELxx hardware design guideline
4.0 292 KB
AN3423: Shrinking the AUTOSAR OS: code size and performance optimizations
2.0 88 KB
AN4035: Flash programming through Nexus/JTAG
2.1 577 KB
AN4124: Using SPC56EL60x fault collection and control unit (FCCU)
2.1 564 KB
AN4218: Hardware design guideline power supply and voltage measurement
2.1 1,029 KB
AN4245: Analyzing flash accesses with Lauterbach Trace32
4.1 481 KB
AN4367: SPC56EL60xx/SPC56xL70xx device exception handling
1.1 373 KB
AN4371: SPC56ELxx ADC Built-in self-tests ADC working in CPU mode
1.1 363 KB
AN4417: SPC564Axx/SPC56ELxx devices Exception handling and single/double bit error
2.1 266 KB
AN4429: RPC56xx and SPC56xx C90FL Flash recovery in case of brownout during Flash erase operation
2.0 166 KB
AN4498: Lauterbach multicore debugging guide
1.0 936 KB

Technical Notes & Articles

Description Version Size
TN0436: SPC56EL60xx- differences between cut 1.0 and cut 2.0
2.0 68 KB
TN0973: Safety application guide for SPC56EL54xx/SPC56EL60xx family reference manual addendum
2.0 85 KB

User Manual

Description Version Size
UM0438: Variable-Length Encoding (VLE) extension -programming interface manual
1.2 421 KB
UM1627: Standard software driver for C90LC Flash
2.3 949 KB
UM1635: Standard software driver for C90FL2 Flash
2.2 1,183 KB

Reference Manual

Description Version Size
RM0004: Programmer's reference manual for Book E processors
1.2 8,180 KB
RM0020: SPC56xx DSP function library 2
2.2 754 KB
RM0032: SPC56EL60 32-bit MCU family built on the embedded Power Architecture®
13.1 25,853 KB

Programming Manual

Description Version Size
PM0045: Signal processing engine (SPE) APU programming interface manual
3.1 2,042 KB

Errata Sheet

Description Version Size
ES0005: SPC56EL60x device errata JTAG_ID = 0x1AEA3041
5.0 91 KB
ES0212: SPC56EL60x device errata JTAG_ID = 0x2AEA_3041
4.0 212 KB
ES0266: SPC56EL60x device errata JTAG_ID = 0x3AEA_3041
2.0 211 KB

Presentations & Training Material


Description Version Size
SPC56 Ecosysteme June 2014
1,722 KB
SPC56 Family Overview June 2014
1,581 KB
SPC56 Family Overview May 2015
2,964 KB
SPC56 embedded software solutions
497 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
SPC56XXMB Evaluation motherboard for SPC56 series microcontrollers
STSW-SPC56AS001 SPC56 L Line MCAL for Autosar 4.0 (Flash Memory size up to 1 Mbyte)
SPC56L-Discovery Discovery Plus Kit for SPC56 L line - with SPC56EL70L5 MCU
SPC56xL-FLASH Flash drivers for SPC56 L line
STSW-SPC56002FW LIN Drivers Libraries for SPC56 Microcontrollers
Powerdebug2 PowerDebug II
WIND-WORKBENCH Wind River Workbench
SPC5-CRYP-LIB Software Cryptography Library for SPC5 MCUs
TraceSPC56View Lauterbach Trace 32
PLSUDE Debug and emulator platform with Multi-core debugging for SPC5 Power Architecture MCU's by PLS development tools
PLSUAD2PRO Universal Access Device 2Pro
SPC5-UDESTK USB/JTAG debugger for SPC5 MCUs with software license included (by PLS)
HITECIDESPC56 Power Architecture Development Platform
PLSUAD3PLUS Universal Access Device 3+
ETAS-ETK ETK calibration interface
SPC5-STUDIO Code Generator, Quick resources configurator and Eclipse development environment for SPC5 MCUs
BYTE/eTPU eTPU_C Code Development System
ASH/ETPU ETPU/ETPU2 Development Kit
SPC5-CONNECT Programmable interface for PC communication to automotive target systems.
ETAS/INCA INCA software products
WIND/COMPILER Wind River Diab Compiler
SPC5-HTCOMP-NLTL HighTec GNU "C" compiler support
ASH/ETEC ETEC C Compiler Toolkit
DSPA/SWSUITE Control Desk NG products
IC3000ANALYZER ic3000 ActiveEmulator
P_EPKG PKG SPC5 Development Package
IC5000ANALYZER ic5000 On-chip Analyzer
Powertrace PowerTrace
SPC5-UDEDEBG PLS JTAG debugger software full license or license renewal

Publications and Collaterals


Description Version Size
SPC56 32-bit Power Architecture® MCUs
7,066 KB

Quality & Reliability

Product Certification

Description Version Size
SPC56EL60 ISO 26262 ASIL D Certificate
117 KB

Sample & Buy

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