Automotive driver-assist microcontrollers from Renesas feature direct RAM input interfaces
Renesas Technology Europe has announced the SH74504 and SH74513, 32-bit MCUs with embedded flash memory for automotive driver-assist system control applications. Designed around Renesas’ SH-4A CPU core, they have been developed specifically for driver-assist systems such as those capable of obstacle detection and collision avoidance.
Microchip enhances mid-range 8-bit PIC microcontroller core
Microchip has announced its enhanced mid-range 8-bit PIC microcontroller core (MCU) architecture supporting PIC12 and PIC16 MCUs, with feature and peripheral improvements including more program and data memory; a deeper/enhanced hardware stack; additional reset methods; 14 additional programming instructions, including “C” efficiency optimisations resulting in code size reductions; increased peripheral support; and reduced interrupt latency.
First automotive dual core, floating point MCUs from Texas Instruments let designers innovate and differentiate for safety critical applications
Helping designers differentiate complex safety critical applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced the TMS570F microcontroller, the industry’s first ARM® Cortex™-R4F processor-based floating point, lock step dual-core automotive MCU. Based on two Cortex-R4F processors, the TMS570F MCUs were designed specifically for applications required to meet the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508 SIL3 or I...
Microsoft .NET Micro Framework Debuts on Analog Devices’ Blackfin Processor
Analog Devices Inc and AxiomFount Inc. have announced the availability of the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework on Analog Devices’ popular Blackfin processors. The move brings the popular managed-code application environment to the world’s only convergent processor family via AxiomFount’s AxiDotNet and integrated .NET Micro Framework solutions. This gives a broad community of application developers easy access to high-performance signal proc...
Blackfin Processors Expand Analog Devices Convergent-processor Portfolio
Analog Devices has unveiled the Blackfin BF51x series, the newest members of the signal processing pioneer’s convergent-processor family. The new offerings continue to demonstrate the superior ability of the Blackfin convergent-processor architecture to reduce cost, power consumption, software complexity, and development schedules in a broad spectrum of mobile lifestyle, industrial and instrumentation, portable medical diagnostic and VoIP telep...
ON Semiconductor Introduces Programmable Clock Multiplier
ON Semiconductor introduced the NB3N3020 – a high precision, low phase noise, programmable clock multiplier with best-in-class jitter performance. The device generates an LVPECL clock, as well as LVCMOS clock on the same device which enables the NB3N3020 to be used in a wide range of applications including networking, consumer electronics and computing applications.
IAR Systems introduces starter kit for STM32F103ZE microcontroller
IAR Systems has announced a complete development kit for STMicroelectronics new microcontroller STM32F103ZE. IAR KickStart Kit includes a development board fitted with the STM32F103ZE microcontroller, a KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbenc for ARM, evaluation editions of IAR PowerPac for ARM and IAR visualSTATE, and also includes J-Link for ARM mounted on the board.
RS Components to host workshop on getting started with the STM32 microcontroller
RS Components will host a free customer workshop at The Premier Inn, Old Park Lane, Trafford Centre, Manchester on 2nd December 2008. Created with the design engineer in mind, the one-day event is being held in conjunction with ST Microelectronics and Hitex. Attendees will be introduced to the STM32 microcontroller’s system architecture, including an overview of its peripheral set and ARM®’s new Cortex-M3 Macrocell.
Adeneo announces Windows Embedded CE 6.0 reference BSP for the LPC3250
Adeneo, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner with facilities in Europe and in the USA, today announced the full commercial release of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 reference BSP for the LPC3250 ARM9 processor-based microcontroller from NXP Semiconductors targeting consumer, entertainment, industrial, medical and automotive industries.
Microcontroller for mid-range motor control and inverter applications from Renesas
Renesas Technology Europe has launched its latest member of the SuperH line-up of products. The SH7243 is the lowest cost SuperH flash microcontroller currently available in Europe that uses the industry benchmarked SH-2A core. It has been designed specifically for the mid-range drives, and general-purpose inverter markets.