8-bit microcontroller core from Toshiba enables faster processing at lower frequencies
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new 8-bit microcontroller core. Designated TLCS-870/C1, the new core is capable of processing one instruction cycle in a single clock cycle, enabling faster processing at lower frequencies, reduced noise and lower power consumption compared with Toshiba’s previous 8-bit core. Its large-capacity address space is expandable to 128 Kbytes.
8-bit Microcontrollers With Integrated Ethernet Peripheral Optimised for Embedded Applications
Microchip has announced a family of 8-bit microcontrollers with an integrated IEEE 802.3-compliant Ethernet communications peripheral. The PIC18F97J60 family is optimized for embedded applications, and has an on-chip Medium Access Controller and Physical Layer Device.
ARM9-based general-purpose micros with internal flash memory from Arrow
What is said to be the industry's first series of ARM9-based general-purpose micros with internal flash memory, the STR91X family from STMicroelectronics, is now available through Arrow. The devices combine a 16/32-bit ARM966ES RISC processor core, dual-bank flash memory, large SRAM for data or code, and a rich peripheral set
Development kit for 32-bit MCU/DSP packs 3x processing power into every clock cycle
DT Electronics announces the STK1000 development kit for Atmel’s AT32AP700 MCU/DSP chip. The new device, based on the AVR-32 32-bit architecture, is said to execute 3x the processing power per clock cycle of its nearest competitor so that compute intensive algorithms can be executed at lower clock speeds and hence lower power.
Microcontrollers with Flash and integrated EEPROM memory
Microchip has announced the PIC18F4685 family of 8-bit high-performance, low-power, 28- and 44-pin Controller Area Network microcontrollers with 80 or 96 Kbytes of Flash and integrated EEPROM memory. This is said to be the largest amount of program memory available on a PIC18 microcontroller with an onboard ECAN module for CAN connectivity.
New 2 x 3 mm DFN Package for Microchip's 6- and 8-pin Microcontrollers
Microchip has announced that all of its 6-pin PIC10F microcontroller family are now available in ultra-small 2 mm x 3 mm Dual Flat No-lead (DFN) packages for space-constrained applications. Three members of Microchip’s 8-pin Baseline PIC® microcontroller family are also available in a 2x3 DFN, providing additional I/O and functionality with the same footprint. The 2x3 DFN package requires 30 percent less board space than a SOT-23 package, at a...
Microchip Offers Unique Advanced Security Features On Its 16-Bit Microcontroller Family
Microchip has announced that its dsPIC ® digital signal controllers (DSCs) and PIC24H microcontrollers (MCUs) are the first 16-bit devices on the market with advanced memory security features that allow collaborative sharing of memory, interrupts and peripherals on a single chip, without compromising individual intellectual property (IP). This memory segmentation can eliminate the need to store programs on separate chips in a multi-party design.
Texas Instruments Provides OMAP-Vox™ Platform to Power the New SAGEM my700X Multimedia Handset
Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced that Sagem Communication (SAFRAN Group) has chosen the OMAPV1030 chipset from TI’s OMAP-Vox platform for its new my700X multimedia handset. Specifically designed to bring multimedia functionality to mass market mobile phones, the OMAPV1030 will enable the SAGEM my700X handset to deliver the latest compelling multimedia applications for the growing EDGE market. The my700X handset is available to...
World’s first on-chip image recognition processing IP in a car navigation SoC enables next-generation in-vehicle information systems at lower cost
Renesas Technology Europe has introduced the SuperH family SH7774 SoC for high-performance in-vehicle information terminals such as next-generation car navigation devices. It combines the world’s first image recognition processing function in a car navigation SoC, high-speed 600 MHz operation, and a comprehensive range of on-chip peripheral modules including a 2D graphics engine for map drawing, an audio encoder, and an Ethernet interface.
Microchip Expands 20-pin PIC® Microcontroller Family
Microchip announces two new 20-pin PIC® microcontrollers to further strengthen its 8-bit portfolio. The PIC16F631 provides a cost-effective migration from 8- and 14-pin devices, while the PIC16F677 offers affordable hardware I2C™ & SPI capability.