Silicon Laboratories introduced the C8051F5xx automotive-qualified microcontrollers (MCUs). The C8051F5xx microcontrollers reduce system cost and footprint in body electronics applications. The highly integrated C8051F5xx family eliminates the need for discrete analog components and offers industry-leading throughput, reducing code size and further lowering system cost. The F5xx automotive MCUs are available in space-saving QFN packages, as well as leaded QFP packages. Samples and production quantities are available now. Pricing for the F5xx family starts at $1.90 (USD) in 1k quantities.
MontaVista Software announced new Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for MontaVista Linux 6. The new MSDs offer support for industrial automation, automotive, Android, portable multimedia devices, and multicore networking applications. All the new MSDs will be available this quarter and support processors from Cavium, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. Current roadmap calls for similar market focused releases each quarter.