Texas Instruments introduced the 32-bit, real-time C2000 Piccolo F2806xU microcontrollers. The new TI MCUs feature integrated USB 2.0 connectivity, CAN peripherals, and 12-bit, 3 MSPS, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The F2806xU Piccolo microcontrollers are available in various configurations to meet a variety of performance, memory, peripheral and package size requirements. Prices start at $4.95 in 1k volumes.
Texas Instruments introduced their Concerto F28M36x microcontrollers. The 32-bit MCU integrate real-time, precise control provided by its C28x digital signal processor and advanced connectivity enabled through its ARM Cortex-M3 core, plus on-chip peripherals. The TI F28M36x microcontrollers are ideal for motor control, renewable energy and smart grid applications that require power conversion, remote data sharing, diagnostics, monitoring and control from a single device. Concerto microcontrollers are priced at $6.99 each (in quantities of 1,000 units).
The Texas Instruments C2000 Piccolo TMS320F2802x microcontrollers integrate analog hardware on a single chip and replace multiple electronic components. The TI MCUs are ideal for household appliances, industrial textile machines and compressors. The Piccolo F2802x microcontrollers are priced at $1.50 each in 1000 volumes. They are available in a wide variety of configurations.
Microchip Technology introduced the MX1 and MX2 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers. The low pin count MX1 and MX2 MCUs feature 61 DMIPS performance, up to 32 KB of Flash and 8 KB of SRAM, two I2S interfaces, Microchip’s Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripheral, 8-bit Parallel Master Port (PMP) interface, 13-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), USB 2.0, dedicated audio and capacitive-sensing peripherals. The PIC32MX110F016B and PIC32MX220F032 MCUs are available in 28-pin SPDIP, SSOP, SOIC and QFN packages; and in 44-pin QFN, VTLA and TQFP packages. Prices start at $1.58 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The Microchip microcontrollers are ideal for applications in the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the 32-bit PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontroller family. The six members of the PIC32MX5/6/7 family are available now for sampling and volume production. All six microcontrollers are available in 100-pin TQFP 12x12mm, TQFP 14x14mm and BGA packages, and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages. Prices range from $3.71 each for the PIC32MX534F064H, up to $4.93 each for the PIC32MX764F128L (in 10,000 unit). The PIC32MX5/6/7 family is ideal for communications (point-of-sale terminals, Web servers, multi-protocol bridges), industrial/medical (automation controllers, medical devices, security monitoring), consumer/appliance (audio, MP3 decoders, displays, small appliances, fitness equipment), and automotive (aftermarket, car alarms, GPS).
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the Qorivva microcontroller (MCU) families for automotive applications. The new 55nm Qorivva MCU product families range from simple, low-cost, single-core controllers up to the latest triple- and quad-core variants. The 32-bit Freescale microcontrollers are based on Power Architecture technology. The MCU devices are built using a unique 55 nanometer (nm) non-volatile memory (NVM) process for improved power efficiency and cost effectiveness. The Qorivva MCU families will be available in early 2012.
NEC Electronics America introduced 78 new members to their V850ES/Jx3 family of 32-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for embedded systems. The new V850ES/Jx3 MCUs are ideal for industrial applications, such as electricity meters and Ethernet systems; and compact, handheld, battery-driven systems with USB 2.0 connectivity such as PC peripherals and healthcare equipment, including blood glucose meters. Mass production of the initial products is scheduled to begin in June 2010, and additional devices will be introduced throughout 2010.
Virage Logic introduced the ARC 601 32-bit microprocessor core. The ARC 601 runs at 532MHz (1.2 DMIPS/MHz) and consumes only 13 µW/MHz in 65-nanometer (nm) process technology. The IP core is only 0.039 mm2 in size and will fit 2.5 times into the size of the dot (12 point font) at the end of a sentence. The processor is available now and has already been licensed to several of Virage Logic’s lead customers. The core is targeted at audio, imaging, portable, storage, consumer, wireless, and security applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC32MX5, PIC32MX6, and PIC32MX7 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU) families. The PIC32MX5/6/7 MCUs are ideal for communications (point-of-sale terminals, web servers, CAN-to-Ethernet-to-USB bridges), industrial/medical (automation, controllers, medical devices, security monitoring), consumer/appliance (audio, MP3 decoders, displays, small appliances, fitness equipment), and automotive (aftermarket, car alarms, GPS). The three new PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontroller families are available today for sampling and volume production. 10,000 unit pricing ranges from $4.73 each for the PIC32MX575F256H, up to $6.55 each for the PIC32MX795F512L. Packaging options include 100-pin TQFP and BGA packages, and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages.