NEC Electronics' latest Spin it! Development Kit is available
NEC Electronics has announced the release of its latest Spin it! development kit. The 78K0R – Spin it! is a single-board, low-voltage motor control development platform designed specifically for the evaluation of NEC Electronics’ 16-bit 78K0R/Ix3 Motor Control MCU family.
Microchip Unveils PICDEM Lab Development Kit
Microchip has announced the PICDEM Lab Development Kit, an entry-level development platform for all of Microchip’s 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) with 20 or fewer pins. Aimed at educators, students and newcomers to microcontrollers, the PICDEM Lab Development Kit comes complete with five popular 8-bit PIC MCUs, along with a selection of discrete components, a PICkit TM 2 Debugger/Programmer and a CD containing a User’s Guide, labs an...
Atmel Collaborates with IAR Systems to Accelerate Application Development for AT91SAM ARM Micros
IAR Systems and Atmel announced today the result of their cooperation to enhance the support for Atmel’s entire AT91SAM family of ARM-based Flash microcontrollers and embedded microprocessors in the latest release of IAR Embedded Workbench. The product of intensive collaborative development between the two companies, this powerful toolkit simplifies and accelerates application development for Atmel’s AT91SAM micros.
STMicroelectronics Announces STM8S Microcontrollers for industrial and consumer applications
STMicroelectronics has announced the general availability of the robust and reliable STM8S105 and STM8S207 for industrial and consumer applications. Key features of the new devices include high-performance 8-bit architecture, modular peripherals and pin-compatible packages to raise performance, scalability and value for current 8-bit and 16-bit applications.
New ICs from Atmel Increase Battery Life While Saving Space
Atmel has announced a new family of tinyAVR microcontrollers. These devices are targeted at applications that run from a single battery, such as AA, AAA, or coin cell. The first member of this family is the ATtiny43U. It is a perfect fit for portable battery powered consumer applications like phone accessories, remote controls, sporting goods and personal care products. ATtiny43U has 4-Kbytes of Flash memory and 64 bytes of In-System programmable...
NEC Electronics Announces 78K0R/Kx3-L Save it! Demonstration Kit
NEC Electronics Europe announces the release of the 78K0R/Kx3-L Save it! demonstration kit, supporting the recently launched 78K0R/Kx3-L microcontroller family that offers low power consumption and high levels of system integration. Save it! is designed to provide customers with a complete out-of-the-box experience for evaluation of low power consumption microcontrollers.
Toshiba launches ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller
Toshiba has expanded its family of ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers with the launch of a high-performance, low-power 32-bit device that offers accurate, hardware-based vector control of high-end, three-phase motor applications. The TMPM370FY is ideal for motion control in home appliances and industrial applications where it reduces the need for additional components while providing significant benefits over software-based vector control running on ...
Renesas enhances H8S 16-bit CISC microcontroller family
Renesas Technology has announced enhancements to its H8S family of 16-bit CISC microcontrollers with the addition of the H8S/2424, H8S/2426, H8S/2426R, H8S/2454, H8S/2456 and H8S/2456R groups. These six groups comprise products suitable for use in a wide variety of applications including user interface devices, white good products, and industrial equipment. The H8S/2424 and H8S/2426 models are functionally enhanced versions of Renesas’ H8S/2368...
TI's Delfino MCUs double floating-point performance for development of more intelligent, energy efficient high-end real-time control applications
High-end control applications require high performance, floating-point precision and optimized control peripherals to meet stringent system efficiency, accuracy and reliability requirements. Addressing this need, Texas Instruments has announced the TMS320C2834x series of Delfino floating-point controllers that double performance to 300 MHz and include 516KB of single cycle access RAM memory, high resolution pulse width modulation outputs (PWMs), ...
8-bit direct LCD-drive microcontrollers from Microchip
Microchip has announced the PIC18F87J90 8-bit direct LCD-drive microcontrollers (MCUs) with nanoWatt Technology, the first 8-bit MCUs to include Real-Time Clock & Calendar (RTCC) and Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripherals, enabling capacitive touch-sensitive applications or precise time measurement.