Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA) announced the MB95300 series of low-pin-count 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The MB95300 MCUs feature LCD control, brushless DC motor control, and I2C capabilities. The Fujitsu microcontrollers are ideal for consumer appliances, home healthcare devices, and industrial equipment. Samples for the microcontrollers will be available in May 2010 and production quantities in July 2010. Prices are $4.30 each in sample quantities for the MB95310L, $3.20 for the MB95330H, $2.70 for the MB95350L, and $3.20 for the MB95370L.
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.
Renesas Technology America introduced the RX62T series of microcontrollers (MCU). The RX62T microcontrollers enable embedded systems engineers to offer eco-features for consumer, industrial, and HVAC equipment. The RX62T mcu is ideal for applications such as solar inverters, air conditioners, washing machines, lighting controllers, and power-factor controllers. The 100MHz RX62T microcontrollers are sampling now. Pricing is $3.35 (10K quantity) for the R5F562T7BDFM version (RX62T MCU with 128KB main flash, 8KB data flash, and 8KB SRAM in an LQFP64 package).
Renesas Technology introduced the SH74552 and SH74562 32-bit MCUs for advanced driver assistance system applications that are needed in automobile “active safety” systems for obstacle detection, risk avoidance, etc. The SH74552 and SH74562 MCUs feature a compact 13 mm × 13 mm package, 160 MHz high-speed operation, 1 MB of high-speed on-chip flash memory, and on-chip functions such as 4-channel CAN. The SH74552 microcontroller is priced at $100 and the SH74562 is priced at $89. Sample shipments will begin in May, 2010 in Japan.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC12F617 microcontroller. The PIC12F617 MCU features 3.5 kB of self-programmable Flash program memory, a 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), comparator, Pulse-Width Modulator (PWM), and VREF for closed-loop-control applications — all in a miniature 3 mm x 3 mm DFN package. The PIC12F617 microcontroller is available in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC, MSOP and 3 mm x 3 mm DFN packages, starting at $0.56 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
NEC Electronics introduced eight new All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for safing microcontroller applications and low-end automotive systems (such as motor control and lighting control applications). The new microcontrollers consists of three 16-pin MCUs (78K0/FY2-L), three 20-pin MCUs (78K0/FA2-L), and two 30-pin MCUs (78K0/FB2-L). They feature a low standby power consumption of 0.65 µA, and are capable of responding to all temperature environments. Samples of the new MCUs are currently available. Mass production is scheduled to begin in June 2010 and is expected to reach a monthly production of 300,000 units by June 2015.
Atmel introduced the SAM3S Series of highly-integrated Cortex-M3 Flash microcontrollers (MCUs). The SAM3S series includes 18 general-purpose Cortex-M3 based Flash microcontrollers that improve impedance matching, simplify PCB design, and save 50% power at 1 MHz operation with a consumption of only 2.3 mW. The SAM3S is available in Flash memory densities of 64k, 128k, and 256k Bytes and ships in 48-, 64- and 100-pin QFP, 48- and 64-pin QFN packages, and in 100-pin 0.8 mm pitch BGA packages. Sampling starts with the 256 kByte Flash memory density parts in 64- and 100-pin QFP packages. Production volumes will be available in Q2 2010, with prices ranging from $2.50 USD to $4.45 USD in quantities of 10k units.
NEC Electronics introduced the 78K0/KC2-C (three 48-pin variants) and 78K0/KE2-C (three 64-pin variants) 8-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs). The 78K0/KE2-C and 78K0/KC2-C microcontrollers feature with built-in CEC (consumer electronic control) controller and embedded flash memory. The new MCUs enable interdependent control of digital audio/video (AV) applications such as flat-panel TVs and Blu-ray disc players. NEC Electronics’ new MCUs with on-chip CEC controllers allow the CPU to be powered off during standby mode and speed up CEC and HDMI certification process while reducing power consumption and the need to develop custom software.
NEC Electronics America announced the µPD78F8056, µPD78F8057, and µPD78F8058 microcontrollers (MCUs). The new 16-bit All Flash microcontrollers feature an embedded IEEE802.15.4-compliant 2.4-gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency (RF) transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE, which is an industrial standard for remote control for consumer electronics. The µPD78F8056, µPD78F8057, and µPD78F8058 MCUs are ideal for RF remote control and come in a 56-pin, 8 x 8-millimeter (mm) quad flat no-leads (QFN) package with flash memory sizes of 64 kilobytes (KB), 96 KB, and 128 KB.
The NXP LPC1100 is a family of ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers. According to NXP, the LPC1100 is the lowest-priced 32-bit MCU solution in the market. Recommended distribution unit pricing in 10,000 piece quantities for the 33-pin package is: LPC1111FHN33/101 at US$0.65, LPC1112FHN33/101 at $0.75, LPC1113FHN33/201 at $0.85, and LPC1114FHN33/201 at $0.95, with Flash sizes of 8K, 16K, 24K and 32K respectively. In addition, 48-pin LPQFP and PLCC44 packages will be available for socketed applications. The NXP LPC1100 family will be available in early December 2009.