Atmel Takes Industry’s Leading Position in 6-pin Microcontrollers
Atmel Corporation announced today its new picoPower™ AVR® ATtiny10, with 1K bytes of programmable Flash memory, and 32 bytes of internal SRAM. With up to 12 MIPS of processing throughput, 8-bit A/D converter, analog comparator, and a 16-bit timer with PWM, this 6-pin device is a perfect single-chip solution for size and cost constrained high volume consumer applications.
Fujitsu Expands Lineup of Low Pin Count 8-bit Microcontrollers for Consumer Appliances
Fujitsu Microelectronics has expanded its line-up of low pin count microcontrollers with three new series in its F2MC-8FX family of high-performance 8-bit microcontrollers featuring 8, 16, and 20 pins. The MB95260H, MB95270H and MB95280H series contain embedded dual-operation flash memory and support E2PROM emulation, which allows a reduction in system cost, as E2PROM does not need to be connected to the microcontroller.
NEC Electronics' new 78K Primer Kit
NEC Electronics has announced the release of the 78K Primer Kit. This learning tool introduces NEC Electronics’ industry-leading 78K microcontroller family and is designed to help and educate newcomers to get started quickly and easily both with 78K0 8-bit and the 78K0R 16-bit microcontrollers. The 78K Primer Kit is designed for engineers and students who are not yet familiar with NEC Electronics’ 78K microcontrollers. The kit holds hardware ...
Complete System Solution for Differential Sensors in Automotive Body-Electronics Applications
Maxim has introduced the newest member of its MAXQ RISC microcontroller product line: the MAXQ7670 system-on-chip (SoC), mixed-signal microcontroller for sensor applications. A highly sensitive, cost-effective automotive microcontroller for low-amplitude signals, the MAXQ7670 delivers the lowest-cost, most complete system solution for measuring signals in the microvolt range from sensors with differential outputs, such as anisotropic magnetoresi...
Blackfin stars in surveilance and machine vision with video analytics from Intellivision
With leading camera developers worldwide already designing its Blackfin processor into surveillance and machine vision cameras, Analog Devices has announced the availability of IntelliVision’s video analytics and intelligence solutions for Blackfin. IntelliVision’s video analytics solutions are used extensively in automated monitoring, surveillance and security solutions to identify and react to suspicious activities without the need for oper...
Luminary Micro Demonstrates 4th Generation of Stellaris Family Products on a New Development Platform
Luminary Micro has announced the new Stellaris DK-LM3S9B96 Development Kit platform in support of the ten new Stellaris family members launched earlier this month. The new development kit provides users access to all the features of the new Stellaris microcontrollers, including new combinations of connectivity, data efficiency, and advanced motion control.
Analog Devices' Blackfin Processor Helps Onkyo's New Digital Audio System
Onkyo, a leading global name in audio/video components and home theatre systems, has designed its new BR-925 CD/HDD receiver system around the Blackfin BF532 convergent processor from Analog Devices. Onkyo, whose stated philosophy is to “deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence,” chose the Blackfin processor for its ability to meet specific design goals for the BR-925 digital a...
Atmel’s Customizable Microcontroller Provides Low-cost Migration Path to High-volume ASICs
Atmel has announced a low-cost re-targeting flow for migrating designs from its low entry-cost AT91CAP ARM-based customizable microcontrollers to its ASICs that minimize unit cost in high volume. This flow, based on automated netlist re-targeting that preserves system functionality, enables customers to benefit from the low development costs and rapid prototype availability of the CAP™ and then, once the product has been proved in its appli...
Atmel Brings ARM Processor-based Custom SoCs to 10K-unit Apps with No License Fees
Atmel has announced its CAP7L customizable microcontroller that allows fabless semiconductor companies to implement ARM7 processor-based systems-on-chip (SoCs) with a turn-around period as low as 12 weeks, a nominal NRE charge of only $75,000, and unit costs as low as $5, without requiring a separate licence from ARM.
NEC Electronics launches Two PLUG IT! Starter Kits
NEC Electronics Europe has announced the release of two Plug it! starter kits to evaluate Full Speed 12 Mbps USB 2.0 function and host communications implemented in its 32-bit V850ES/Jx3-H and V850ES/Jx3–U microcontroller range. V850ES/Jx3-H has Full Speed 12 Mbps USB 2.0 function capability whilst V850ES/Jx3–U incorporates both Full Speed 12 Mbps USB 2.0 host and function capabilities.