Multicore Comes to Automotive Powertrain

Multicore microcontrollers (MCUs), already popular in safety-related applications, may be about to move into a new realm. In that regard, Freescale Semiconductor announced that it is rolling out a 32-bit multicore product aimed at automotive powertrain applications, which have previously been dominated by single-core technology. Other MCU makers say they’re working hard on developing multicore products for next-generation vehicle powertrains, …