Texas Instruments introduced their C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller series. The TI Concerto 32-bit MCU devices include a C28x core, control peripherals, an ARM Cortex-M3 core, connectivity peripherals, and safety and security features. The Concerto microcontrollers are available now in a 144 QFP package. Prices start at $6.99 (at 1000 units). The Concerto dual-core microcontrollers are ideal for intelligent motor control, renewable energy, smart grid, digital power and electric vehicles.
ON Semiconductor announced their Q32M210 family of mixed-signal microcontrollers. The Q32M210 features the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, dual 16-bit ADCs, a highly accurate voltage reference, triple 10-bit DACs and 32-bit core. Samples of the Q32M210 microcontrollers are available now. The MCU is priced at $4.99 per unit (10,000 unit quantities). The Q32M210 is ideal for precision measurement and monitoring applications.