Freescale Semiconductor recently launched their S12G microcontroller (MCU) family. The S12G microcontrollers are ideal for automotive body electronics applications requiring controller area network (CAN) or local interconnect network (LIN)/SAE J2602 communication, including body controllers, door modules, occupant detection, HVAC, seating controllers and lighting modules. The Freescale 16-bit S12G MCU family features onboard EEPROM and uses a mature and cost-effective 0.18 micron process.
STMicroelectronics announced the STM6600 and STM6601 smart pushbutton on/off controller chips for battery-powered embedded systems like e-readers, tablets, media players, smartphones, and digital cameras. The STM6600 and STM6601 on/off controller chips will enable next-generation mobile products to offer easy-to-use ‘power-up’, ‘power-down’ and ‘unfreeze/reset’ functions that will prevent damage to the end-user product. The STM6600 and STM6601 are in volume production now. Several configurations are available, allowing designers to optimize protection for their designs, priced from $0.65 in quantities of 10,000.
The STA370BWS SoundTerminal chip, from STMicroelectronics, features ST’s Full Flexible Amplifier (FFX) technology. The STA370BWS offers high-quality stereo audio at 10W and above, in various consumer applications, including the latest ultra-thin LED-backlit Flat TVs. The STA370BWS SoundTerminal chip is the first in a new generation of ST’s SoundTerminal portfolio. The portfolio currently includes the STA333BW, STA335BW, STA339BW, STA339BWS, and STA369BWS. The STA370BWS has a resale price of $2.50 for 10,000-piece orders. It is now sampling to lead customers.