Zilog, Inc. today introduced its Z8 Encore! XP F6482 Series MCU, the latest in Zilog’s line of Z8 Encore! XP Flash microcontroller products. These F6482 Series products are based on Zilog’s advanced 8-bit eZ8 CPU core and are optimized for low-power and wireless applications, supporting 1.8V to 3.6V low-voltage operations with extremely low Active, Halt, and Stop Mode currents, and offering an assortment of speed and low power options.
The I/O capabilities of the F6482 Series MCUs make them suitable for a wide variety of applications including safety and security, utility metering, digital power supervisory, hand-held electronics, and general motor control. The F6482 Series features up to 67 port pins (ports A–J) for general purpose input/output (GPIO); the number of GPIO pins available is a function of package type. Each pin is individually programmable.
Zilog’s F6482 Series MCUs feature the following functionality:
“With this feature set, Zilog’s F6482 Series offers a cost effective solution for multiple applications in demand today, such as wireless solar panel controllers, PIR motion detection, DALI, DMX, RF, DSI, touch sensing, USB, biometric sensing, glass break detection, wireless thermostats and smoke detectors, and designs requiring encryption/decryption,” said Steve Darrough, Zilog’s Director of Worldwide Marketing. “We are pleased to offer a very current 8-bit microcontroller that will meet the expectations for current designs in the industry.”
Zilog’s F6482 Series devices are currently in production and available to ship to customers that place orders through distributors.