NEC Electronics announced the µPD78F8056 (64 KB), µPD78F8057 (96 KB), and µPD78F8058 (128 KB) 16-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs). The new microcontrollers feature embedded IEEE802.15.4-compliant 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency (RF) transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE. The new microcontrollers come with 56 pins and 8x8mm quad flat no-leads (QFN) packages. The µPD78F8056, µPD78F8057, and µPD78F8058 MCUs are ideal for RF remote control and provide the lowest level of power consumption in the industry.
SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.) introduced 26WF Series Serial Quad I/O (SQI) family of 1.8V, high-speed quad-bit serial flash memory. The first product in the 26WF Series SQI family is the 32 Mbit SST26WF032. Samples of the product are available now to select customers, with volume production scheduled for Q1 2010. Pricing for the SST26WF032 device is $3.20 each in 10K unit quantities. All 26WF Series SQI devices will be available in both commercial and industrial temperature ranges, and are offered in an 8-contact WSON (6mm x 5mm) or 8-lead SOIC (200 mil) package.
STMicroelectronics introduced microcontrollers that feature embedded Flash at 90nm process technology. ST leveraged existing investment in 90nm embedded Flash technology for its secure and automotive microcontrollers to realize performance and cost advantages for its STM32 MCUs using the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core. A limited number of customers will receive samples in the fourth quarter of 2009. Full production availability is expected in 2010.