Target applications for the Stellaris devices include motion control, remote monitoring and security, building controls, factory automation, electronic point-of-sale machines, test and measurement equipment, medical instrumentation, and gaming equipment.
Stellaris microcontrollers feature embedded flash and SRAM, a 32-channel DMA, a low-drop-out voltage regulator, battery-backed low-power hibernation capability, integrated brown-out reset and power-on reset functions, analog comparators, 10-bit ADC, GPIOs, and watchdog and general purpose timers. The Stellaris family also integrates several serial interfaces, including 10/100 Ethernet MAC+PHY, CAN, USB On-The-Go, USB Host/Device, SSI/SPI, UARTs, and I2C. Peripherals designed specifically for industrial motor control - including motion-control PWMs and quadrature encoder inputs – are also integrated into members of the Stellaris family.
The addition of the Stellaris range of devices and development tools to the Arrow portfolio follows the recent announcement of the acquisition of Luminary Micro by Texas Instruments.