Atmel and IS2T Announce Java Support for AVR32 UC3 Flash Microcontrollers
Atmel and IS2T S.A. have announced what they say are the industry's most integrated solutions to design embedded Java applications for Flash microcontrollers. Software developers of real-time embedded systems can now design with Java up to five times faster than traditional software technologies. Taking Java to the embedded market also provides the engineering community with new opportunities to design and maintain more robust, secure and scalabl...
STMicroelectronics Attacks New Markets for STM32 Family in Networked, Real-Time and Audio Applications
STMicroelectronics has added to its STM32 range, focusing on high-performance variants of industry-standard interfaces to allow more applications to benefit from the seamless pin-and-software compatibility between STM32 devices. The new STM32 Connectivity Line adds a Full-speed USB On-The-Go (OTG) interface, which allows end products to act as a USB Host or USB Device. There is also an Ethernet interface featuring hardware support for IEEE1588 Pr...
2 Million Gate Development Kit for the AT91CAP9H Customizable Microcontroller
Atmel Corporation announced today the launch of the AT91CAP9HA-DK Development Kit for its upcoming ARM926EJ-S-based AT91CAP9H customizable microcontroller that features 2 million gates of customizable logic. The AT91CAP9HA-DK enables customers to start developing designs now, in anticipation of the availability of the AT91CAP9H.
NEC Electronics Announces FreeRTOS Support for its Micros
NEC Electronics Europe has announced the support of the open source and royalty free real-time operating system, FreeRTOS for its 16-bit 78K0R and 32-bit V850 microcontrollers. FreeRTOS is simple to use, with minimal ROM and RAM overhead and is free to use in commercial applications. The modified GPL license under which it is distributed, allows users to deploy in applications without any requirement to share their source code.
NXP licenses ARM Cortex M0 Processor
NXP has announced that it will be the first ARM Partner to license the new ARM Cortex-M0 processor. The Cortex-M0 processor is the smallest, lowest power and most energy efficient processor available from ARM. NXP intends to use the Cortex-M0 processor for a wide range of applications. Its compact size, energy efficiency and performance make it ideal for power management tasks in SoCs, ASSPs, and stand-alone microcontrollers. Potential applicatio...
NEC Electronics Expands lineup of 32-bit Microcontrollers
NEC has announced that it has developed nine new 32-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with built-in Ethernet interface and embedded flash memory. The new products are ideal for remote and supervisory control of industrial devices and building-management systems and include six 128-pin variants, named V850ES/JH3-E and three 144-pin variants, named V850ES/JJ3-E.
TI extends OMAP 3 family with 45-nm products
To answer handset manufacturers’ diverse requirements in the rapidly-evolving Smartphone and Mobile Internet Device (MID) markets, Texas Instruments has announced that it has extended its popular OMAP 3 family with new 45-nanometer (nm) products. The OMAP36x application processor family allows mobile device manufacturers to reuse their software investment in TI’s popular 65-nm OMAP34x processor family and deliver higher performance co...
TI expands 16 and 32-bit MCU tools portfolio
Broadening its portfolio of MCU development tools to help designers create energy-efficient and ultra-low power applications quickly and easily, Texas Instruments has announced three new tools for TMS320C2000 32-bit real-time microcontrollers (MCU) and one new tool for the 16-bit MSP430F5xx ultra-low power MCU series.
16-Bit Microcontroller From Maxim Extends Battery Life in Portable Equipment
Maxim has introduced the MAXQ610 16-bit microcontroller. Designed to extend battery life in low-power applications, this device operates from a 1.7V to 3.6V voltage range. Since battery voltages decay over the life of the battery, the wide operating-voltage range allows applications to utilize up to 15% more battery capacity than competing solutions.
NXP accelerates German national transport ticketing with contactless microcontroller chip
NXP has announced that its secure contactless microcontroller chip – SmartMX, has been selected by the VDV-Kernapplikations GmbH & Co. KG, to power future electronic transport ticketing schemes in Germany. Alongside card and inlay-manufacturer Cardag, NXP will provide SmartMX ICs for around eight million contactless cards to be issued throughout Germany by 2012. The aim of the scheme is to provide a single ticketing solution that will be used a...