Microchip expands family of low-cost, small-package 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers
Microchip Technology Inc today announced from the Embedded World Conference in Germany the launch of a new series of low pin count 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) that provide 61 DMIPS of performance in packages as small as 5mm x 5mm, for space-constrained and cost-sensitive designs.
TI’s new “Wolverine” microcontroller platform slashes power by 50 percent versus any other microcontroller in the industry
Imagine a device worn on your finger that allows intuitive, touch-free interaction with the digital world. Imagine a solar panel the size of a microcontroller that enables environmental intelligence in any building. Imagine integrating carbon monoxide sensing, thermostat control and biometric security capabilities to a smoke detector without increasing its size. This smarter, greener, battery-free world is fast becoming a reality with the world's lowest-power microcontroller platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Microchip expands PIC24 Lite microcontroller portfolio with lowest-cost 16-bit PIC MCU family
Microchip announces a new 16-bit PIC24 Lite microcontroller (MCU) family that combines eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, low price and low pin-count packages for the most cost-sensitive consumer, medical, and safety/security applications. The PIC24F "KL" family features typical sleep currents of 30 nA at 25°C, and typical run currents of 150 µA/MHz at 1.8V.
Microchip expands family of low-cost, small-package 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers
Microchip announces a new series of low pin-count 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) that provide 61 DMIPS of performance in packages as small as 5 mm x 5 mm, for space-constrained and cost-sensitive designs. The PIC32 "MX1" and "MX2" MCUs are the smallest and lowest-cost PIC32 microcontrollers, and are the first PIC32 MCUs to feature dedicated audio and capacitive-sensing peripherals.
Silicon Labs launches industry's most flexible and developer-friendly 32-bit mixed-signal MCUs
Bringing unprecedented design flexibility to the 32-bit market, Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced the Precision32 microcontroller (MCU) family. Based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, the new Precision32 family includes 32 SiM3U1xx and SiM3C1xx MCU products with footprint-compatible USB and non-USB options
Fujitsu Adds High-performance Capacitive Touch Functionality to Its FM3 Family of ARM Cortex-M3 Based Microcontrollers
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe today unveils high-performance capacitive touch functionality for its FM3 Family of ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers. The FM3touch library delivers the easy integration of capacitive touch functionality in state-of-the-art Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMI) for a wide range of industrial, home appliance and medical applications.
Zilog Announces New Z8051 Microcontroller Product Family Featuring a Wide Array of Industry-Standard 8051-Based Microcontroller Solutions
Zilog today introduced its new Z8051 MCU Product Family. Zilog established itself more than thirty-five years ago as a trusted supplier of its classic cores, the Z80, Z8 and Z16 MCUs, for a variety of applications. Historically, Zilog and the 8051 core sprang to life from a common origin in Silicon Valley; for Zilog to introduce the Z8051 is simply a natural extension of this phenomenon. The Z8051 addition offers Zilog customers a wider MCU base, with freedom to design products with their cores of preference.
Microchip introduces general-purpose 8-bit PIC microcontrollers with next-generation digital and analogue peripherals
Microchip announces a new family of 8-bit microcontrollers featuring next-generation analogue and digital peripherals, making them ideal for general-purpose applications, as well as battery charging, LED lighting, ballast-control, power-conversion and system-control applications. The PIC12F(HV)752 MCUs feature an integrated Complementary Output Generator peripheral that provides non-overlapping, complementary waveforms for inputs such as comparators and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) peripherals, while enabling dead-band control, auto shutdown, auto reset, phase control and blanking control.
Cortus Announces FPS6 32 bit Floating Point Microcontroller IP Core for High Performance Control and Signal Processing Applications
Cortus announces the latest member of their processor family: the high performance, high throughput FPS6 with integrated floating point. The FPS6 combines excellent integer performance, shared with the other members of the Cortus processor family, with a tightly integrated single precision floating point unit. This processor IP is designed for integration into SoCs requiring high floating point performance: for example industrial control systems, motor control, power and energy applications.
Renesas Electronics Announces New 32-Bit RX63T MCUs for Single Motor and Inverter Control Applications
Renesas Electronic today announced the release of the RX63T the latest member of the broad RX series of microcontrollers (MCUs). The RX63T features special inverter control timers and analog functions required for today's inverter control applications. The new MCUs help to reduce system costs and power consumption in applications like air conditioners, washing machines, solar inverter solutions and lighting control.
Renesas Electronics Announces New Ultimate-Low-Power RL78 Microcontrollers with Built-in LCD Controller
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the RL78/L12 Group of ultimate-low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) with on-chip liquid crystal display (LCD) controller that reduce current consumption by approximately 30 percent compared to earlier Renesas products.
Energy Micro introduces first energy friendly ARM Cortex-M4 products
Energy Micro today announced that it will extend its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of products based on the ARM Cortex-M4F core. The addition of 60 new EFM32 Wonder Gecko devices brings the total number of variants within the Gecko range to over 240 – the industry's most comprehensive range of pin- and code-compatible devices for low-energy embedded applications.
Cortus announces Processor IP Roadmap for Embedded System on Chip (SoC) Applications
Cortus S.A. announces its plan to launch three new microcontroller IP cores as part of its processor roadmap. The new cores share common technology with the highly efficient APS3 core but address complementary market segments. The three new cores will be released over the coming six months.
Fujitsu Enhances the FM3 Family of 32-bit ARM-Based Microcontrollers with the Release of 210 New Products
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe today launched the fourth wave of products in its FM3 family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core. Fujitsu is releasing 210 new products. Incremental sampling started January 31. The new products expand all four product groups that comprise the FM3 family – the High-Performance, Basic, Low Power, and Ultra-Low-Leak groups.
Transonics Offer Customers Free Device Programming
Transonics plc. the London based leading supplier of electronic components and logistics solutions, are now offering their customers free programming of all devices purchased from their distribution channel. Programming will take place at Transonics subsidiary company Lewmax, an internationally renowned provider of device programming and other value added services including laser ablation and device marking. All devices are programmed with silicon manufacturer approved algorithms using both industry standard hardware and Lewmax's own 'bespoke' programming machines which together can cater for the vast majority of device types and packages.
TI’s MSP430 MCUs provide flexible solution for next generation single-phase metering and energy monitoring applications
Offering developers more flexibility in electricity metering and energy monitoring applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced the MSP430F673x/F672x family of ultra-low-power 16-bit microcontrollers. TI's new devices guarantee no interruption of operation through a backup capable microcontroller supporting real-time clock (RTC) operation and power management from the main power supply and up to two separate auxiliary supplies.
TI ultra-low power MCU with integrated LCD cuts system cost of consumer medical devices
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced its lowest cost microcontroller (MCU) with an integrated LCD controller. Based on TI's MSP430 ultra-low power MCU core, the AFE4110 delivers an industry-leading combination of 16-bit processing power, built-in LCD driver, low power and low cost, while operating on a single 1.5-V battery.
Atmel’s Next-Generation maXTouch S Series Touchscreen Controllers Enable a New Class of Mobile Products
Atmel® Corporation today announced the availability of its new maXTouch S Series family of touchscreen controllers, the next generation of the company's breakthrough unlimited touch technology. The new device family is ideal for the design of innovative and intuitive touchscreen interfaces of up to 17" diagonal for products including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, e-readers and other applications.
Microchip expands XLP PIC MCU portfolio with industry’s lowest active current for 16-bit MCUs & new low-power sleep modes
Microchip announces the expansion of its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC24F 'GA3' family, which features the industry's lowest active current for 16-bit Flash MCUs, as well as several flexible new low-power sleep modes. The PIC24F 'GA3' devices feature 150 microamperes/MHz active current, as well as six DMA channels, which allow a routine to be executed with less power consumption and increased throughput.
Atmel Broadens Portfolio of Lowest Power, Highest Performance 32-bit AVR UC3 Microcontroller Solutions
Atmel Corporation has announced the release of 13 new devices in 3 different product series in its 32-bit AVR UC3 product portfolio. The award-winning AVR UC3 microcontroller (MCUs) feature high performance, digital signal processing (DSP) instructions, USB connectivity, secure encryption and capacitive touch support. In addition to new devices in the existing UC3 L and UC3 A Series, a new UC3 D Series of MCUs is now available. Atmel's AVR UC3 product portfolio now includes:
TI’s new MSP430 microcontrollers enable more performance and higher precision in home automation, industrial and portable medical applications
Texas Instruments Incorporated has announced the MSP430F563x and MSP430F663x families adding more performance and features to its ultra-low-power 16-bit microcontroller portfolio. Developers can immediately take advantage of the microcontrollers' larger memory, display capacity and analog peripherals, which enable high precision measurement and connectivity. The F563x and F663x devices meet the needs of portable measurement applications, including blood glucose meters, pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, electrocardiograms (ECG), activity monitors and sensor hubs. Home automation and industrial applications requiring a user interface such as utility meters, remote sensing and thermostats also benefit from the ultra-low-power, high-performance capabilities of these MSP430 families. As part of the MSP430 portfolio, the F563x and F663x families are scalable to the entire series of MSP430F5xx and MSP430F6xx devices.
Microchip unveils lowest-cost development tool for 16- and 32-bit PIC MCUs, 16-bit dsPIC DSCs
Microchip announces the lowest-cost development tool supporting 3.3V 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs), as well as 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) in 28-pin SPDIP packages. The flexible Microstick II tool features everything designers need to start development with these MCUs and DSCs, including an integrated debugger and programmer, user LED, reset button, and DUT socket for easy device swapping.
The new RL78/G1A Group of MCUs from Renesas Electronics
MSC now offers the new RL78/G1A 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) from Renesas Electronics. The new devices are ideally suited for use in demanding sensor applications and are available in 3 mm x 3 mm land grid array (LGA) and 4 mm x 4 mm ball grid array (BGA) packages. In addition to an accurate 12-bit A/D converter and up to 28 analog inputs, the RL78/G1A MCUs have an independent power supply for internal analog parts that significantly reduces or completely eliminates noise influence from digital peripheral lines.
LAPIS Semiconductor - a ROHM Group Company - announces New Low-Power Microcontrollers Featuring RC Analog-to-Digital Converters
The newest members to the ML610Q4xx series of low-power microcontrollers from LAPIS Semiconductor (formerly OKI Semiconductor) will give designers even more choices when creating products that provide comprehensive control over the operation of battery-powered devices used for the measurement and display of temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide (CO) in industrial and commercial environments. These new devices feature an RC-type analog-to-digital converter (RC-ADC) that provides accurate (±1.0°C) temperature measurement using only passive components.
Renesas Electronics Europe Announces the Availability of Four New 32-bit All Flash™ Microcontrollers in the V850E2M/MN4 Family
Renesas Electronics Europe has announced the availability of four new 32-bit All Flash microcontrollers. the uPD70F3515, uPD70F3514, uPD70F3512 and the uPD70F3510. They provide processing performance of up to 1024 Dhrystone MIPS (million instructions per second, Note 1) at a clock speed of 200 megahertz (MHz). This makes the V850E2M/MN4 the world's highest-performance industrial embedded Flash microcontroller.
Renesas Electronics Announces New RL78 Microcontrollers (MCUs) with Enhanced Analog Functionality
Renesas Electronics has announced the expansion of the RL78 Family with the introduction of the new RL78/G1A Group of microcontrollers (MCUs). The RL78/G1A 16-bit MCUs integrate enhanced analog technology with industry-leading power-efficient technology of the RL78 Family to deliver excellent processing performance. The RL78/G1A Group of MCUs are ideal for a number of applications including industrial automation sensors, white goods, home automation and medical applications.
Fujitsu Expands its FM3 Family of ARM® Cortex™-M3 based Microcontrollers with new High Performance Derivatives
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has announced the launch of the third wave of products in its FM3 Family of new 32-bit RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core, which debuted in November of last year. In total, Fujitsu is releasing 54 new products. The new products are members of the High Performance Group including the MB9B610/D10/510/410/310//110 Series. These series are designed for processing-intensive system controllers and communications-oriented systems, with CAN and USB2.0 functionality, as well as the industry's first 2-channel Ethernet-MAC support in a Cortex-M3 Microcontroller.
Microchip’s new DSCs & MCUs bring 70 MIPS performance and capacitive touch-sensing to cost-sensitive designs
Microchip announces the expansion of its enhanced core 16-bit dsPIC33 and PIC24 'E' Digital Signal Controller and microcontroller (MCU) families. The new devices include on-chip op amps and Microchip's Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripheral to enable advanced features at a low cost, in user-interface, intelligent-sensing, general-purpose and motor-control applications. Pin-compatibility with existing 16-bit dsPIC33 DSCs and PIC24 MCUs provides easy migration with a choice of multiple package options including the new, ultra-small 5 mm x 5 mm 36-pin VTLA package.
Microchip announces wider temperature-range
Microchip announces that the 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCUs) now operate from -40°C to 105°C, extending their use into a wide range of robust applications in the communications, industrial, medical, automotive, appliance and renewable-energy markets. The newly-qualified V-Temp MCUs continue to provide the full range of PIC32 MCU features including peripherals for connectivity, graphics, audio, touch sensing and industrial CAN, to provide the most capable and cost-effective solutions for robust applications.
NXP Cortex-M0 Microcontrollers in High-Volume TSSOP and SO Packages Target 8/16-bit Applications
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the availability of new low-pin-count package options – SO20, TSSOP20, TSSOP28 and DIP28 – for its ARM Cortex- M0 LPC1100 family of microcontroller. The new LPC111x devices are the world's first 32-bit ARM microcontrollers in low-pin-count packages, and open the door for a broader range of applications previously closed to typical 32-bit MCUs due to package footprint or manufacturing constraints. Target applications include human interface devices (HID), consumer electronics, alarm systems, small appliances and simple motor control, among many others. Starting at $0.49, NXP's low-pin-count devices deliver 50 MIPS of performance compared to the 1 to 5 MIPS performance typical of 8/16-bit MCUs, at a highly competitive price point enabled by NXP's exceptional capacity in manufacturing high-volume commodity packages.
Microchip introduces smallest, lowest-cost PIC32 microcontrollers
Microchip Technology Inc announced a new series of low pin count 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) that provide 61 DMIPS of performance in packages as small as 5 mm x 5 mm for space-constrained and cost-sensitive designs. The PIC32 MX1 and MX2 MCUs are the smallest and lowest-cost PIC32 microcontrollers, and are the first PIC32s to feature dedicated audio and capacitive-sensing peripherals. These new MCUs include a host of additional useful features that make them suitable for applications in the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive markets.
LAPIS Semiconductor announces NEW Low-Power Microcontrollers Featuring RC Analog-to-Digital Converters
The newest members of the ML610Q4xx series low-power microcontrollers from LAPIS Semiconductor will give designers even more choices when creating products that provide comprehensive control over the operation of battery-powered devices used for the measurement and display of temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide (CO) in industrial and commercial environments. These new devices feature an RC-type analog-to-digital converter (RC-ADC) that provides accurate (±1.0°C) temperature measurement using only passive components.
Renesas Electronics Europe Releases Compatible Microcontroller Families Optimized for Smart Metering Applications
Renesas Electronics Europe has announced the availability of the RX210 and RX630 microcontrollers (MCUs), two compatible families designed to provide flexible and scalable solutions for the next generation of smart meters. Both RX210 and RX630 MCUs are based on Renesas' powerful 32-bit RX CPU core.
An Introduction to the Stellaris LM4F Family of Microcontrollers
Stellaris microcontrollers (MCUs) were the first MCU on the market to be based on the ARM Cortex-M core, an architecture that has quickly become a top choice for many developers across the globe. Since its establishment, the Stellaris product line has remained true to its original goals – providing the broadest portfolio of highly connected, low cost and easy-to-use 32-bit microcontrollers. The latest Stellaris LM4F series refines the offering of MCUs, greatly improving performance and raising features to a new level of quality.
TI delivers leading analog integration, best-in-class low power and floating-point performance in new Stellaris ARM Cortex™-M4F microcontrollers
Texas Instruments announced the new low power, floating-point Stellaris Cortex M4F microcontroller generation. All of the new LM4Fx Stellaris microcontrollers provide floating point for performance headroom and best-in-class power consumption to address portability and power budgets. Developers can also select from a variety of high-performance analog, memory and connectivity options to best satisfy design parameters across a broad range of applications, such as industrial automation, motion control, health and fitness and more. The new Stellaris MCUs are the first Cortex-M-based microcontrollers to be built on 65 nanometer technology, paving the roadmap to higher speeds, larger memory and even lower power.
Leopard and Giant Geckos boost scalability of energy friendly microcontroller solutions
Energy Micro has announced the introduction of a further 100 EFM32 Gecko energy friendly microcontrollers. Pin and code compatible with the existing Gecko and Tiny Gecko products, the new ARM Cortex M3 based Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko microcontrollers are available now and bring memory configurations up to 1MB, more package choice and additional energy saving, connectivity and display driving options.
Renesas Electronics Announces Dedicated Single-Chip Microcontroller for Single-Phase Static Electricity Meters
Renesas Electronics announced the availability of its new highly-integrated 16-bit microcontroller, the 78K0R/LG3-M, which enables the design of cost-effective and highly integrated single-phase static electricity meters. Combining a high-performance 20 megahertz (MHz) 16-bit core with 128 kilobytes (KB) of Flash memory and 7 KB of RAM, the new MCU integrates all the major functions required in a static electricity meter, including a dedicated electrical power calculation circuit, analogue-to-digital (A/D) converter, an LCD driver circuit, and a real-time clock (RTC) with an independent power supply.
Microchip launches 8-bit microcontrollers with integrated Configurable Logic in 6- to 20-pin packages
Microchip Technology Inc., launched several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers from the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston. The new MCUs feature configurable logic and a high level of peripheral integration in 6- to 20-pin packages. The PIC10F(LF)32X and PIC1XF(LF)150X MCUs also incorporate new peripherals, including Configurable Logic Cells (CLCs), Complementary Waveform Generators (CWGs) and Numerically Controlled Oscillators (NCOs), enabling functionality that was not possible before with low pincount MCUs. These general-purpose MCUs enable designers to enhance functionality, reduce design size, and decrease the cost and power consumption of products in the appliance (e.g. small kitchen appliances); automotive (e.g. interior lighting); consumer (e.g. power tools); and industrial markets (e.g. utility meters), among others.
STMicroelectronics Launches World's Most Powerful Cortex processor-based Microcontrollers
STMicroelectronics announced the introduction of its new STM32 F4 series of microcontrollers. This extension to the STM32 platform is based on the latest ARM Cortex M4 core, which adds signal-processing capabilities and faster operations to the already outstanding portfolio of STM32 microcontrollers; the new series, which is available now, reinforces ST's leadership and claims the title of highest-performance Cortex-M processor-based microcontroller range in the market.
Atmel Launches Home Appliance-Certified QTouch Capacitive Touch Controllers
Atmel® Corporation have announced the new family of QTouch® capacitive touch controllers is International Electrotechnical Commission and European Standards 60730 ready for the rapidly growing home appliance market. IEC/EN 60730 standards cover mechanical, electrical, electronic, EMC, and abnormal operation of appliances. These certifications assure safe operation within an appliance if a fault within the system is detected by shutting it down.