Nuvoton launches NuMicro Family —32-bit Microcontroller based on ARM Cortex-M0
Nuvoton Technology Corporation announced the launch of a brand new product line — NuMicro Family, the 32-bit Microcontroller based on ARM Cortex-M0. NuMicro family adopts the newest processor of ARM Cortex-M0, featured with smallest size, lowest power consumption, optimized instruction set. As a powerful microcontroller, NuMicro® Family is equipped with various built-in analog, mixed-signal components, and all kinds of high-speed communication interfaces, which enables users to upgrade their existing products from 8051 to NuMicro® Family easily. With the integration of features of wide range voltage input and EMI from 8-bit microcontroller, NuMicro® Family is particularly suitable for the industry controlling system.
Atmel Reduces System Cost in Industrial Applications with High-Quality Video Decoding ARM926-based Microprocessor
Atmel today announced the SAM9M10, a high-performance ARM926EJ-based embedded microprocessor (MPU) that integrates a video decoder and 2D acceleration (scaling, rotating, color space conversion, picture in picture) to provide high-quality video performance in industrial embedded applications. The SAM9M10 is targeted at media rich display and control panels in application segments such as home and commercial buildings, POS (Point of Sale) terminals, entertainment systems, Internet appliances and medical.
STMicroelectronics Pushes the Multi-Touch Screen Market and Unveils Resistive Multi-Touch Single-Chip Controller with Unrivaled Performance
As the latest high-tech devices such as smartphones, mobile internet devices and netbooks adopt multi-touch touchscreens to support increasingly sophisticated 'apps' and games, STMicroelectronics has introduced a very advanced multi-touch 'resistive' touchscreen controller chip to optimize the Bill of Materials of the electronics supporting this advanced capability. The STM32TS60 is the first member of ST's new STMTouch family, which offers a broad portfolio of solutions including multi-touch devices and proximity and touch-key sensors.
NEC Electronics Introduces Eight New 8-bit Body Control MCUs with Industry’s Leading Low Standby Power Consumption for Low-End Automotive Applications
NEC Electronics today announced the availability of eight new All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for safing microcontroller applications as well as low-end automotive systems, such as motor control and lighting control applications. The new offering includes three 16-pin MCUs (78K0/FY2-L), three 20-pin MCUs (78K0/FA2-L) and two 30-pin MCUs (78K0/FB2-L), featuring the industry's leading low standby power consumption of 0.65 µA, and capable of responding to all temperature environments.
Super energy-efficient processors for intelligent home networks from Ismosys
Cavium's super energy-efficient ARM-based SoC processors are now available from Ismosys, officially launched in March 09 as a new demand creation vehicle of the Spectrum Electronics Group. The single and dual core ARM SoC processors enable high performance, while slashing power and cost for next-generation gateways, storage and Consumer Electronics (CE) devices in the digital home.
New LCD Controller SoC from STMicroelectronics Delivers Best-in-Class Performance for Mainstream DisplayPort Monitors
STMicroelectronics today announced a new series of single-chip controller ICs that delivers the features and performance previously only found in premium or high-end monitors, including advanced 12-bit color-processing capabilities, enhanced color fidelity, DisplayPort connectivity and industry-leading ultra-low power consumption when the monitor is in standby mode.
18-pin PIC® Microcontrollers Feature Microchip’s Enhanced Mid-Range Core and Industry-Leading eXtreme Low Power Consumption
Microchip announces the PIC16(L)F1826 and PIC16(L)F1827 general-purpose 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) — the latest PIC MCUs to feature the Company's Enhanced Mid-range core. With this extension into the 18-pin range, the PIC16(L)F1826/7 MCUs provide an advanced peripheral set that includes an mTouch™ capacitive touch-sensing module and dual I2C™/SPI interfaces, along with "LF" versions featuring industry-leading low power consumption via Microchip's nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low-Power technology. The introduction of these MCUs' provides an excellent low cost, pin-compatible migration path for legacy 18-pin PIC MCUs, while delivering increased performance and industry-leading low power operation.
Atmel Highly-Integrated Cortex-M3-based Flash MCUs Improve Impedance Matching and Lower Power Up to 50 Percent
Atmel Corporation today announced the SAM3S series. This series includes 18 general-purpose Cortex-M3 based Flash microcontrollers that simplify PCB design and save 50 percent power at 1MHz operation with a consumption of only 2.3mW. At maximum operating frequency of 64MHz the device consumes 1.45mW/MHz. Inspired by the market's best-selling ARM7TDMI-based SAM7S series, these MCUs enable SAM7S customers to migrate to a 50 percent more powerful and feature-rich MCU, while preserving hardware and software investments. Atmel's SAM3S also expands market opportunities in applications including consumer, industrial control, metering, toys, medical, test and measurement, 802.15.4 wireless networking, PC, cell phone and gaming peripherals.
Swimovate redefines swim training with sports watch based on TI’s ultra-low power MSP430 MCU
Innovating advanced swim training aids for the fitness industry, Swimovate Ltd leveraged Texas Instruments ultra-low power MSP430™ microcontroller (MCU) to drive its cutting-edge Pool-Mate sports watch, the first fully automatic lap and stroke counter on the market. Based on a single MSP430 MCU, Swimovate's intelligent Pool-Mate allows swimmers to automatically count strokes and laps as well as calculate speed, distance, calories and efficiency.
Silicon Labs Microcontrollers claim Industry’s Lowest Active And Sleep Current
Addressing the need for energy efficiency in power-sensitive applications, Silicon Laboratories has introduced the industry's lowest power microcontroller (MCU) family. Silicon Labs' ultra-low-power C8051F91x/0x MCUs dramatically increase battery life in portable designs and other power-sensitive embedded systems. The new F91x/0x MCUs are ideal for a wide range of applications where low power consumption is critical such as smart meters, RFID tags, personal medical devices, sensor interfaces, energy harvesting, home security systems, and smoke and fire detectors.
NEC Electronics - 8-bit LCD Microcontrollers with Integrated Metrology Engine for Smart Electricity Meters
NEC Electronics has announced the availability of four new 8-bit All Flash LCD microcontrollers (MCUs) with an integrated metrology engine providing energy measurement and management functions for smart electricity meters.
NEC Electronics Introduces 6 New 8-bit All Flash Microcontrollers for Interdependent Control of Digital AV Applications
NEC Electronics today announced the availability of six new 8-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with built-in CEC (consumer electronic control) controller and embedded flash memory. The new products enable interdependent control of digital audio/video (AV) applications such as digital TVs and Blu-ray™ disc players, and include three 48-pin variants, named 78K0/KC2-C and three 64-pin variants, named 78K0/KE2-C. The new chips target the rapidly growing digital AV market. They are designed for use in devices such as flat-panel TVs and Blu-ray disc players.
Northern Power Systems’ Wind Turbines Generate Clean Energy with Help from Analog Devices’ SHARC Processors
Analog Devices, Inc. today announced that Northern Power Systems has selected ADI SHARC digital signal processors for use within the company's flagship Northwind® 100 community-scale wind turbines. Northern Power Systems' Northwind 100 uses an advanced "digital drivetrain" to deliver 100 kilowatts of rated power for community wind applications such as schools/universities, businesses, farms, and municipalities.
Atmel Introduces Low-Power, Single-Chip Wireless Microcontroller Family for Growing IEEE 802.15.4 Market
Atmel Corporation today announced a new family of AVR wireless microcontroller devices targeting wireless applications such as ZigBee and IPv6/6LoWPAN. The ATmega128RFA1 is IEEE 802.15.4 compliant and combines Atmel's picoPower AVR MCU and a 2.4 GHz RF transceiver. Atmel's picoPower technology offers ultra-low power consumption to ultimately enable longer battery life for wireless ZigBee applications, including smart energy, building automation, telecom and health care. ATmega128RFA1 is supported by Atmel's QTouch Library, making it easy to combine capacitive touch functionality with RF in a single chip.
Freescale introduces QorIQ communications processors with QUICC Engine technologyprocessors
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the first processors based on its QorIQ communications platform that also incorporate QUICC Engine multiprotocol technology. The QorIQ P1012/P1021 product family offers a high-performance, low-power migration path to all-IP environments for customers using legacy multiprotocol interfaces.
Microchip’s PIC Microcontrollers With nanoWatt XLP Gain Global Industry Recognition as the World’s Leading Low-Power Technology
Microchip Technology has announced that its PIC microcontrollers with nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low Power Technology have won three global honors. In Europe, XLP received the 2009 Elektra Award in the Semiconductor Product of the Year category. In the U.S., Microchip's XLP Technology was selected by Wireless Design & Development Magazine as the May 2009 Editor's Choice Technology Award. In Asia, XLP received a "Leading Product Award" in the Microprocessor and DSP category, from the 2009 EDN China Innovation Awards.
Super Low Power MCU from Renesas offers large flash in a small package
Renesas Technology Europe today announced the availability of its H8/38606F Super Low Power microcontroller, which has been designed for the next generation of low power smart sensor applications. The H8/38606F is unique in providing 48 kbytes of on-chip flash memory in a small 32-pin QFN package together with Super Low Power technology.
NXP announces availability of ARM Cortex-M3 USB microcontrollers
NXP Semiconductors today announced availability of the LPC1340 series microcontrollers with full-speed USB 2.0 device connectivity enabled by on-chip USB drivers certified by USB-IF, making them the easiest to use USB MCUs in the industry. The LPC1340 is supported by VDE IEC 60335 Class B test libraries to support customers in the Class B certification process. In addition, NXP will offer an easy-to-use, comprehensive development tool platform for under US $30.
Atmel Expands 6-pin AVR Microcontroller Family
Atmel has announced three new 6-pin picoPower AVR microcontrollers. The ATtiny4, ATtiny5, and ATtiny9 are pin- and code- compatible, include a rich feature set, and execute code 6-times faster than the closest competitor.
STMicroelectronics - New Applications for its 32-bit MCU STM32 Connectivity Line
STMicroelectronics will showcase "Internet radio" and "Standby MCU" demonstrations with evaluation boards that use its STM32 Connectivity Line of ARM Cortex-M3 core-based 32-bit MCUs at its booth at Embedded Technology 2009. The exhibition will be held at PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Japan, from Wednesday, November 18, to Friday, November 20, 2009. Both demonstrations run on an operating system (OS) from eForce Co., Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of embedded software, using applications from ZIPS Corporation, a vendor of middleware (TCP/IP) and firmware.
32-bit MCU Families With Ethernet, CAN, USB and 128kB RAM Extend Portfolio via High-Performance Connectivity
Microchip is building on the success of its 80MHz 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU) portfolio with three new families. The new PIC32MX5/6/7 families are designed specifically for data-intensive applications running several software stacks simultaneously and are complemented by Microchip's free software stacks, making it easier for embedded designers to add connectivity to their applications.
Renesas Technology to Release High-Performance 16-Bit Secure MCUs with Dual Interface and MIFARE Plus S Support for Multifunction Smart Cards
Renesas Technology Europe today announced the development of the RS-4 Dual Interface Series of high-performance 16-bit secure MCUs. Built around the proven RS-4 high-performance 16-bit CPU core while providing dual interface capability for contact and contactless communication and MIFARE Plus support, the new MCUs are intended for smart card applications requiring multifunctionality and high security, such as financial services cards issued by banks or credit card companies and ID cards. The first products in the series will be the RS44X, RS45X, and RS46X. Sample shipments of the version without MIFARE Plus of the RS44X and RS45X will begin in November 2009 and of the RS46X in February 2010. The MIFARE Plus S versions of the RS44X and RS45X will start sample shipment in March 2010 and the RS46X in June 2010.
Atmel Launches AT90SDC100/104 Dual-Core Secure Microcontrollers For Growing PayTV Market
Atmel Corporation, a leader in microcontroller-based solutions, today announced the industry's first dual-core secure microcontrollers targeting demanding smart card applications such as the growing PayTV conditional access market.
Atmel AVR Microcontroller Targets High-volume USB Smart Card Reader Applications
Atmel has announced a new Atmel AVR microcontroller designed for the smart card reader market. Targeting the low-cost, high volume market, Atmel's new AT90SCR050 is a complete system solution that enables designers to bring their products faster-to-market. The AT90SCR050 includes an industry-proven Atmel AVR microcontroller, 16 KB of ROM, USB FS2.0 and smart card interface with an integrated DC/DC to support cards compliant with the EMV L1 requirement and ISO7816. These features offer designers a complete system solution to help bring their high-volume products to market at cost-effective price points.
Freescale - 8-bit MCU optimized for industrial and automotive motor control
Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its embedded motor control portfolio with the introduction of the S08MP16. This entry-level 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family provides a safe, accurate and cost-optimized solution for brushless DC (BLDC) motor control applications ranging from industrial drives to automotive fuel pumps.
Low-Cost Cortex-M0 MCU from NXP targets 8/16-bit applications
NXP today announced the availability of its ARM® Cortex™-M0 based LPC1100 microcontroller family from distributors in December. NXP's LPC1100 is the lowest-priced 32-bit MCU solution in the market, bringing higher value and ease of use than existing 8/16-bit microcontroller through unprecedented performance, simplicity, low power, and more importantly, dramatic reductions in code size for all 8/16-bit applications. With 15 members initially, the LPC1100 family offers a seamless entry point for any 8/16-bit customers looking to start with the scalable ARM architecture throughout their entire range of product development.
Energy Micro claims world's most energy efficient microcontroller
Energy Micro has announced the availability of its first products, the 32-bit EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family. Based on the ultra-efficient ARM® Cortex(TM)-M3 microcontroller architecture, the EFM32G has been proven to extend battery life by a factor of four, consuming a quarter of the energy required by existing 8, 16 or 32-bit microcontrollers.
16-bit All Flash Microcontrollers with Embedded IEEE 802.15.4 Radio Transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE
NEC Electronics today introduced its three new 16-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with embedded IEEE802.15.4-compliant 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency (RF) transceiver for ZigBee® RF4CE, an industry standard for remote control in consumer electronics. The new MCUs are ideal for RF remote control and provide the lowest level of power consumption in the industry. The three new MCUs come with 56 pins and 8x8mm quad flat no-leads (QFN) packages, and part numbers differ according to their flash memory capacity: the µPD78F8056 offers 64 kilobytes (KB) of flash memory, the µPD78F8057 has 96 KB, and the µPD78F8058 has 128 KB.
Freescale extends product family that pioneered the smartbook category to address additional embedded markets
The Freescale i.MX51 product family that helped establish the fast-growing smartbook category has been expanded to include new processors designed to help customers differentiate and win in automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The new devices are the i.MX514 and i.MX516 processors for automotive applications and the i.MX512 and i.MX513 processors for industrial and consumer applications. In addition to these new offerings, the previously announced i.MX515 processor is shipping in volume quantities to smartbook manufacturers and is expanding availability to include industrial and additional consumer applications.
TI's new six-core, high-performance processors claim industry's best power efficiency
Texas Instruments today announced the availability of the industry's most power efficient, six-core DSP (digital signal processor), the TMS320C6472, targeted at process-intensive applications requiring low power consumption. To help evaluate the performance of the C6472 devices more easily and affordably, TI is also offering a multicore processors evaluation module (EVM), the TMDXEVM6472, for USD $349.
Sundance Features TI's TMS320C6472 Multicore DSP in its EVP6472 Development Platform
Sundance today extended its multiprocessor solutions through the introduction of its EVP6472 embedded development platform. The EVP6472 is the industry's first off-the-shelf multiprocessor, multicore solution that features dual Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6472 Digital Signal Processors (DSPs). Another industry first for the EVP6472 is design support from 3L's Diamond multiprocessor tool-suite. Diamond enables easy access to the on-board 12 C64x+ cores and allows the designer to rapidly build, model, test and iterate different design architectures by moving tasks between the processor cores.
Silicon Labs Introduces High-Performance Touch Sense Microcontrollers
The new C8051F800 microcontroller (MCU) family is said to offer the industry's fastest capacitive touch sense capability. Leveraging Silicon Labs' patent-pending sensing technology, the F800 family enables developers to add sophisticated touch sense interfaces to a wide range of consumer and industrial electronics products such as set-top boxes, residential light controls, thermostat controls, home security panels, commercial point-of-sale (POS) interfaces, portable electronic devices and small appliances.
Twenty-nine Stellaris MCUs from TI claim unparalleled memory, connectivity and package options
Providing developers with greater flexibility to meet embedded design requirements, Texas Instruments has announced the expansion and reduced pricing of its Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller (MCU) family. Twenty-nine new Stellaris MCUs include unique IP for motion control applications, intelligent analog functionality and expanded advanced connectivity options to provide a broad range of price/performance solutions for industrial applications. The portfolio also offers extended memory range pin-compatibility, along with new compact packages for space and cost savings.
TI expands embedded processor portfolio with new ARM family cores
Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced the major expansion of its embedded processor portfolio, adding 31 new ARM processors that provide customers with scalable solutions ranging from a $1 to greater than 1 GHz in future devices. The new processors include 29 Stellaris Cortex-M3 microcontrollers and the first two devices in the new Sitara family of ARM9 family and Cortex-A8 technology-based microprocessors. This portfolio expansion builds on TI's recent Luminary Micro acquisition and adds to the industry's broadest range of ARM technology-based processors offered by a single supplier.
ST Unveils ARM Cortex-M Series Microcontrollers Featuring Advanced 90nm Embedded Flash Technology
STMicroelectronics has achieved a breakthrough for microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M series of processor cores by announcing the industry's first devices featuring embedded Flash at 90nm process technology.
Renesas Technology - High-speed SuperH microcontroller for automotive engine control with 3,75MB on-chip flash memory
Renesas Technology Europe today announced the SH72546R SuperH Family microcontroller designed for use in automotive engine and transmission control systems. The device combines high-speed operation of up to 200 MHz with flash memory capacity of 3.75 MB. Sample shipments will begin this month.
Automotive safety-critical systems move forward with next-generation microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics and Freescale
Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics, leading semiconductor suppliers to the automotive industry, have introduced a new dual-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at functional safety applications for car electronics. The 32-bit devices help engineers address the challenge of applying sophisticated safety concepts to comply with current and future safety standards. The dual-core MCU family also includes features that help engineers focus on application design and simplify the challenges of safety concept development and certification.
Solid State Supplies adds low power microcontroller line Energy Micro to its linecard
Solid State Supplies has signed a distribution agreement with Energy Micro, supplier of the world's lowest power microcontrollers. Solid State Supplies will distribute Energy Micro's EFM32 microcontrollers in the UK from September 1st. The EFM32 is the first 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 product that addresses the low power mixed-signal microcontroller market and is ideal for ultra-low power and battery operated applications.
ATA874x - Atmel's AVR Microcontrollers Now Integrate RF Transmitter Functionality to Address Industrial Applications
Atmel Corporation today announced the first ATA874x single-chip UHF ASK/FSK RF transmitter family targeting a broad range of proprietary wireless industrial and consumer applications such as metering, alarm systems and home control applications. This new AVR product family offers industry-leading RF performance operating in the license-free ISM frequency bands (868 to 928 MHz, 433 MHz, and 315 MHz).
RS Components to highlight MCUs and development kits from Microchip and TI at ESC UK 2009
RS Components is showcasing new microcontrollers and development kits including those from Microchip and TI on Stand 323 at this week's Embedded Systems Conference and Exhibition at the Farnborough International Show Centre (FIVE).