Cygnal Debuts Microcontroller with Dual 1MSPS 16-bit ADCs

4/22/2003 - Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. announced the C8051F060, a mixed-signal flash microcontroller with two ultra-low power 16-bit one million samples per second (1MSPS) A/D converters. These successive-approximation (SAR) ADCs are accurate to one least significant bit integral non-linearity (INL), and have 89dB SINAD. Consuming only 20mW per ADC, these are the lowest power ADCs available at comparable performance levels. The C8051F060 is perfect for a variety of analog intensive embedded applications, including weight scales, industrial and medical measurement, and smart sensors.

"The C8051F060 represents a new standard in mixed-signal integration in microcontrollers," said Douglas Holberg, Chief Technical Officer for Cygnal. "A microcontroller with integrated ADCs having this level of performance is simply unparalleled in the industry."

C8051F060 family devices have a 25MIPS 8051 CPU, 64Kbytes Flash memory, 4352 bytes RAM, and are packaged in either a 100-pin or 64-pin TQFP. On-chip peripherals include two 12-bit DACs, a 2% internal oscillator, temperature sensor, voltage reference, CAN 2.0B controller with 32 message objects, two UARTs, SMBus®, and SPI® bus. Prices start at $16.84 in 10,000 piece quantities.

The C8051F060 has on-chip debug circuitry facilitating full-speed in-system debug features such as single-stepping, breakpoints, and modifying registers and memory. The C8051F060DK Development kit sells for $299 with features typical of in-circuit emulators costing much more. Both development kits and chips are available for purchase direct from Cygnal at

About Cygnal
Founded in March 1999, Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. of Austin, TX designs, manufactures and markets integrated-circuit products that integrate world-class analog with high-speed digital and FLASH memory in a single, powerful chip. The combination of mixed-signal integration and in-system programmability offers tangible user benefits through higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance and improved end product differentiation. Cygnal products deliver advanced application solutions expressly designed to address a broad range of markets including communications systems, industrial equipment and consumer products. Technical information is available and orders are accepted at the Company’s e-commerce site at

Cygnal and are trademarks of Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. SPI is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. SMBus is a trademark in Intel Corp.

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