HOLTEK HT66FM5230 BLDC Motor Flash MCU
With a firm focus on the Single-phase/Three-phase Brushless DC Motor controller application area, Holtek is delighted to announce its new Flash type DC-Fan controller MCU, the HT66FM5230. Being specifically directed at single phase and three phase Brushless DC Motor control, this new device fully supports square wave and sinusoidal wave generation solutions.
Energy Micro Cortex-M4 MCU Benefits From TSMC eLL Process
Energy Micro has revealed that it has been working closely with TSMC to verify the benefits of using the TSMC Extreme Low Leakage process to fabricate its next generation of energy efficient Cortex-M microcontrollers. By aligning closely with TSMC, Energy Micro has benefitted from early access to the process technology to further enhance its MCU portfolio.
HOLTEK BS84xxxA-3 New Touch Key Flash MCU
The BS84xxxA-3 series of devices are Holtek's newly released 12-bit A/D type Touch Key Flash MCUs. This series includes two devices, the BS84B08A-3 and the BS84C12A-3, which contain 8 and 12 touch keys respectively.
HOLTEK BS83xxxA New Touch Key Flash MCUs
The BS83xxxA series of devices are Holtek's newly released Touch Key Flash MCUs. In addition to including all the advantages of the predecessor touch key Flash MCUs, they have the additional advantages of even lower power consumption, enhanced touch key sampling speeds and better noise immunity.
Microchip Expands General-Purpose 8-bit PIC Microcontroller Portfolio With Increased Intelligent Analog
Microchip Technology today announced an expansion to the PIC16F75X family of 8-bit microcontrollers featuring intelligent analog and core-independent peripherals, making them ideal for general-purpose applications, as well as power supplies, battery charging, LED lighting, power management and power control/smart energy applications.
Solving Real-Time Problems With Multicore Microcontrollers
This article from ES Design magazine explores solutions for the real-time problems that can occur with multicore microcontrollers. By Ali Dixon, Director, Product Marketing and co-Founder, XMOS.
We've Got It Covered
The breadth of applications now covered by 32bit devices means IDMs are extending their reach in both directions, to make sure all use-cases are covered, as Philip Ling, Editor of ES Design magazine discovers.
Energy Micro Announces Energy Efficient EFM32 Wonder Gecko MCU
Energy Micro is shipping its latest and most advanced microcontroller yet, the EFM32 Wonder Gecko, with devices and development kits available immediately. The Wonder Gecko MCU includes the ARM Cortex-M4 processor that provides a full DSP instruction set and a dedicated floating point unit. The EFM32 Wonder Gecko also utilises the extreme low leakage process for ultimate low-power operation in active and sleep modes.
Microchip Unveil 8-bit PIC MCUs With Intelligent Analogue Integration
Microchip announces an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller family with increased Flash memory densities; intelligent analogue and digital peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit Analogue-to-Digital Converters, 16-bit PWMs, 8-bit and 5-bit Digital-to-Analogue Converters, operational amplifiers, and high-speed comparators with 50 ns response time; in addition to EUSART (including LIN), I2C and SPI interface peripherals.
Fujitsu expands FM3 32-bit MCUs with new MB9B120J series
Fujitsu has introduced a new series of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM CORTEX -M3 processor, expanding the frujitsu FM3 MCU to roughly 500 products in total. This new MCU series includes the MB9BF121JWQN model, which features low-pin-count QFN packaging and it is optimized for system control in household appliances, office automation systems and industrial equipment. The MCUs announced today are part of the FM3 basic group, which balances performance and cost.
STMicroelectronics Announce Entry-Level STM32F4 Series Microcontroller
STMicroelectronics have today announced the new STM32F401 class-leading microcontroller featuring the ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit/DSP core. While running at lower frequency than other STM32F4 devices, it balances performance, power consumption and integration and claims the lead in its class by offering 105DMIPS at 84MHz, 187µA/MHz active current, 11µA typical STOP current, and a rich set of integrated features.
Fujitsu Significantly Updates FM3 Family of 32-bit Microcontrollers for a Total of 570 Products
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited today announced the launch of an upgraded lineup of its FM3 Family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core. In total, Fujitsu Semiconductor is releasing 38 new products, including the MB9BF529TPMC, which is equipped with high-capacity memory, and the MB9BF121JPMC, which features low pin count packaging.
DP8051 – (even more) fast & configurable 8051
The DP8051 is the 5th consecutive uncover of the 8051 IP Cores in Digital Core Design's portfolio. Like its kinsfolk, it's described by simplicity, high efficiency and performance. But unlike the competitive designs, it runs Dhrystone 2.1 benchmark program 11.46 to 15.55 times faster, which means, that this Pipelined RISC architecture executes up to 300 million instructions per second.
LAPIS Semiconductor’s New Mini LP Micros Optimized for Embedded System Control
LAPIS Semiconductor is pleased to introduce the ML610Q1xx series of low-cost, feature-rich, low-power microcontrollers. The new Mini Low Power Microcontrollers are especially well suited for embedded applications requiring a very small microcontroller that provides high computational performance and dedicated control functions, yet consumes a minimal amount of power.
XMOS launches xCORE-Analog industrial multicore microcontrollers
XMOS today launches xCORE-Analog, a range of 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16-core multicore microcontrollers optimized specifically for designers of industrial products. Equipped with an integrated analog-to-digital converter, power management circuitry and a range of timers, the new xCORE-Analog (or 'A-Series') devices will be used in a range of industrial products, including smart interfaces, high-level sensors and actuators, PLCs, communications devices and motor controllers.
Industry-Leading Ultra-Low Power Microcontrollers
LAPIS Semiconductor has recently announced the development of ultra-low power microcontrollers designed for devices such as security tokens that require long-term operation using just coin or dry-cell batteries.
Microchip Brings Integrated Op Amps to Low-Cost 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers
Microchip today announced two new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers—the PIC16F527 and PIC16F570, which combine the ease-of-use of a PIC MCU with low-cost analog peripherals to create a well-integrated, cost-effective family suitable for a wide range of applications.
Zilog Announces Rugged General-Purpose MCU For High Temperature Applications
Zilog today introduces High Temperature Masked ROM Z86C08 MCUs which are suitable for applications that require a general-purpose MCU to operate at sustained elevated temperatures. Unlike some Flash-based MCUs that are guaranteed to operate at 150°C for only 40 to 310 days, the High Temperature Z86C08 MCU can operate at a temperature of 150°C for many years without experiencing program memory data retention issues.
Renesas Electronics Adds Miniaturization, Power-Savings Enhancements to the RL78 Family of Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers
Renesas Electronics has developed the RL78/G10 Group as low pin count versions of the RL78/G1x Series of microcontrollers that feature excellent low-power operation as well as superb processing performance with on-chip flash memory capacities from 1 to 4 KB in 10-pin SSOP and 16-pin SSOP packages. These MCUs are optimal for consumer products such as small appliances.
Vector Engine Embedded Low-Pin Count Wide Pin-Pitch MCUs
Toshiba Corporation have revealed today that it will launch a vector engine embedded microcontroller with a low-pin count and wide pin pitch, which makes lower mounting costs possible, as the latest addition to the ARM Cortex-M3 core-based TX03 series line-up. Mass production of the new product TMPM372 will start in May 2013.
Renesas Unveil Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers With USB Connectivity
Renesas Electronics announce the first release in its RX100 Series of powerful 32-bit microcontrollers – the new RX111 Group. The RX111 is produced on an ultra low power zero wait state flash process supporting market leading 32-bit power consumption / performance levels as well as supporting fast wake-up, with a wide range of standard peripherals and multiple safety functions as well as an integrated USB 2.0 peripheral supporting host, device and on-the-go functionality.
TI Unveil Tiva C Series ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs For Connected Applications
Texas Instruments is pleased to announces its new Tiva ARM MCU platform. The first devices in the new platform – Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs – are the first Cortex-M-based MCUs to be built on 65 nanometer flash process technology, setting the roadmap to higher speeds, larger memory and lower power.
MKS Introduces I-Series Mass Flow Controllers
MKS Instruments announces the introduction of the I-Series of mass flow controllers designed for use in harsh environments where resistance to liquid or dust ingress is essential. Typical applications include Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage production where hose down may be required, as well as industrial glass production where moisture and/or dust is present in the environment.
Toshiba To Strengthen Vector Engine Embedded Microcontroller Range
Toshiba have today announced that it will start to develop a new product line of embedded microcontrollers including an advanced motor control co-processor, the Vector Engine. In recent years, demand has grown for energy and energy efficient products. Toshiba is working on solutions to promote smart community in various areas, and semiconductors form an important part of this effort.
New HOLTEK HT66FxxA Enhanced Flash MCU Device Series
Following on from the successful release of the HT66Fxx Enhanced Flash A/D type MCU, Holtek is now further releasing its new additions to the device range in the form of the HT66F60A/70A, HT66FB60A/70A and HT66FU60A/70A.
New HOLTEK HT69FxxA TinyPower LCD Flash MCU Series
Holtek is delighted to announce the release of its new TinyPower LCD Flash series MCUs which include the HT69F30A, HT69F40A and HT69F50A devices. The complete series meets with the industrial specification requirements of -40℃ ~ 85℃ operating temperature and high noise immunity.
HOLTEK HT66FB5x0 and HT68FB5x0 Full Speed USB Flash MCU Device Series
Holtek is pleased to announce the release of its new Full Speed USB Flash series MCUs, in the form of its I/O type HT68FB540, HT68FB550 and HT68FB560 devices and its A/D type HT66FB540, HT66FB550 and HT66FB560 devices. These devices are new additions to Holtek's new generation 8-bit Flash USB MCUs.
Mentor Graphics Empowers 32-bit Microcontroller Development with Connectivity and a Small Footprint Binary RTOS with Nucleus SmartFit
Mentor Graphics today announced the Nucleus SmartFit product, a cost-effective, binary version of the Nucleus RTOS optimized to fit the limited internal memory of 32-bit MCUs. The Nucleus SmartFit product also includes Sourcery CodeBench development tools and provides developers with broad connectivity and power consumption options for developing products based on 32-bit microcontrollers.
TI Enhances its MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers
Further advancing its low-cost portfolio, Texas Instruments today announces the expansion of the MSP430 Value Line microcontroller series with new G2xx4 and G2xx5 devices. These new devices offer a code-compatible upgrade path for TI's MSP430 Value Line series, expanding memory from 16kB up to 56kB Flash and up to 4kB SRAM, enabling customers to migrate existing solutions and support connectivity protocols such as wireless MBUS and near field communications.
Microchip PIC24 Lite MCUs With Advanced Analogue Integration And 5V Operation
Microchip has today expanded its 16-bit PIC microcontroller portfolio with the low-cost PIC24F "KM" family. The PIC24F "KM" family offers up to 16 KB Flash, 2 KB RAM and 512B EEPROM, along with advanced analogue integration, in low pin-count options for cost-sensitive automotive, consumer, medical and industrial applications.
Holtek New HT45FH3T Tinypower 3D Glasses MCU
Following on from the successful release of the HT45F3T 3D Glasses MCU, Holtek is now further releasing its new HT45FH3T MCU. This new device comes fully integrated with the necessary high voltage circuits which are a requirement for 3D Glasses applications.
Microchip Adds Smallest and Lowest-Cost PIC Microcontroller With I2C to its Portfolio
Microchip today announced a new addition to its PIC12/16F15XX 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family. The low-cost, low pin count PIC12LF1552 is Microchip's smallest (2x3 mm UDFN package) and lowest-cost PIC MCU with hardware I2C support, and includes a four channel 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) with hardware Capacitive Voltage Divider (CVD) support for capacitive touch sensing.
Nuvoton Announces its New eSIO Series IC – NCT6683D
Nuvoton Technology Corporation proudly announces NCT6683D, the new eSIO series IC, which integrates traditional SIO with built-in uC or uP to provide the best green control on MB / AIO systems. The "e" of eSIO stands for the embedded" controller based SIO.
Freescale Introduces World’s Smallest ARM Powered Microcontroller
As the Internet of Things expands to include greater numbers of small, intelligent, battery-operated devices, the MCUs that enable these devices must deliver performance, energy efficiency and connectivity in progressively smaller footprints. Freescale Semiconductor is addressing the miniaturization trend with its new Kinetis KL02 MCU–the world's smallest ARM Powered MCU.
TRACE32 supports Infineon's XMC1000 and XMC4000 microcontroller families
Lauterbach launches support for the Cortex-M based controllers XMC1000 and XMC4000. The new controller XMC1000, based on 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0, as well as the XMC4000 based on the 32 bit ARM Cortex-M4 are designed specifically for industrial applications.
The World's Lowest Cost Multicore Microcontroller From XMOS
XMOS introduce the world's lowest cost multicore microcontroller. The xCORE XS1-L4-64 integrates four 32-bit logical processor cores at a price that is comparable with competing single-core devices. Priced at just $2.95 in 100 unit quantities, the L4 provides an entry-level platform for designers considering multicore technology for the first time. It is pin-compatible with other members of the xCORE family, opening up the opportunity to cost-down existing designs.
Switch From 8-bit To 32-bit Easily With Infineon XMC1000 Industrial Microcontrollers
At the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference 2013, Infineon Technologies presents samples of its new XMC1000 industrial 32-bit microcontroller family which provides system designers with strong incentive to switch from 8 to 32 bit MCU architecture. With XMC1000, Infineon offers a fully-featured 32-bit alternative for hitherto 8-bit users by combining the ARM Cortex-M0 processor core with powerful peripherals, high productivity design tools and costs typical of 8-bit devices based on production using state-of-the-art, 65nm embedded Flash technology on 300mm wafers.
Renesas Announce Next-Generation Low-Power RX100 Series Microcontrollers
Renesas Electronics has today disclosed details of its roadmap for its next-generation microcontrollers. Renesas is expanding the RX family to include the lowest power, lowest cost RX 32-bit MCU for the embedded market, integrating as little as 8KB of flash memory. The first samples of the new RX100 product series, the industry's lowest cost, ultra-low power 32-bit RX devices offering flash memory integration from 8KB to 128KB, are now available and mass production is scheduled for 4Q of 2013.
Nuvoton NuMicro Family 32-bit Cortex-M0 MCU Debuts A New Series
Nuvoton has today announced the introduction of the brand new NUC200 series 32-bit Cortex-M0 microcontroller. The NUC200 series provides the high 50 MHz operating speed and includes ISO-7816-3, USB 2.0 FS, VBAT supply for RTC and 12-bit ADC, which makes it ideal for consumer electronics and industrial control applications.
Microcontroller Advances from STMicroelectronics Extend Performance Leadership for Smarter Technology Everywhere
STMicroelectronics has delivered first samples of a new microcontroller family that combines today's highest performing ARM Cortex-M4 core running at 180MHz and graphics-related enhancements, enabling richer user experiences. Simultaneously, ST is delivering increased software support for embedded graphics development in conjunction with leading vendor SEGGER.