Fujitsu Launch 93 New Products in FM3 32-Bit MCU Family
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Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe
14 September 2012
Fujitsu today announced the launch of the fifth wave of products in its FM3 Family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core. In total, Fujitsu Semiconductor is releasing 93 new products, which incrementally will be made available in sample quantities starting September 28, 2012.
The 93 new products are divided into two groups: a Basic Group with a total of 72 products that include the MB9B520M Series, the MB9BF524MPMC, and other products; and a Low Power Group with a total of 21 products that include the MB9A150R Series, the MB9AF156RPMC, and other products. With the addition of these new products, Fujitsu semiconductor's top class ARM Cortex-M3 processor core-based microcontroller lineup will total 463 products.
Fujitsu Semiconductor plans to continue expanding the product line to reach more than 500 products by the end of fiscal 2012.
The FM3 Family combines a Cortex-M3 core with peripheral functions developed for the FR microcontrollers. The addition of 72 products in the Basic Group and 21 products in the Low Power Group to the existing product line brings the FM3 Family to a total of 463 products, providing a comprehensive lineup for the global marketplace.
The Basic Group has been designed to enable simple inverter control, making products from the group optimal choices for household appliances, office automation equipment, and industrial equipment. The Low Power Group is a product line that meets demand for low-power consumption in the marketplace. It contains an optimal range of products for the low-power demands of consumer devices, including battery-powered mobile products, digital home appliances, and healthcare products.
Basic Group: MB9B520M/320M/120M Series
While retaining the High Performance Group's rich array of peripheral functions, Fujitsu Semiconductor has added a lineup of products that operate at a clock speed of 72MHz, improving upon the 40MHz of existing Basic Group products. In addition to inverter control functionality, products in the series are equipped with CAN, USB 2.0, and a real-time clock, and flash memory is available from 96KB to 288KB variations, as well as packaging from 48-pin to 96-pin configurations. This series is an optimal choice for inverter control applications in household appliances, such as for air conditioners, refrigerators, and washing machines, as well as for man-machine interface control in general consumer electronics. The Basic Group is also ideal for a wide range of applications, including control for the various motors used in office automation equipment, such as printers and copiers, and CAN-enabled network communications between various kinds of industrial equipment.
Low Power Group: MB9A150R Series
The Low Power Group is a line of energy-efficient products that achieve low-voltage operations for reducing power consumption during operation and for battery-powered devices. The MB9A150R Series features enhanced flash memory and pin counts compared to the existing lineup of products within the Low Power Group, with flash memory available from 288KB to 544KB and packaging from 80-pin to 120-pin variations. The series is also equipped with a host of peripheral functions, such as a real-time clock and HDMI-CEC. Furthermore, in addition to battery-powered devices, the series supports AV applications required for controlling digital connectivity among AV devices and digital consumer electronics.
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