Energy Micro introduced the EFM32 Wonder Gecko microcontroller. The EFM32 Gecko MCU features the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, which provides a full DSP instruction set and a dedicated floating point unit (FPU). The EFM32 Wonder Gecko also utilizes the eLL (extreme low leakage) process for low-power operation in active and sleep modes. The Wonder Gecko microcontrollers is available now for $2.64 each in 100k units.
Texas Instruments introduced the 32-bit, real-time C2000 Piccolo F2806xU microcontrollers. The new TI MCUs feature integrated USB 2.0 connectivity, CAN peripherals, and 12-bit, 3 MSPS, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The F2806xU Piccolo microcontrollers are available in various configurations to meet a variety of performance, memory, peripheral and package size requirements. Prices start at $4.95 in 1k volumes.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the TMS320F2806x Piccolo floating-point microcontrollers (MCUs). The Piccolo F2806x features an enhanced math engine for simplifying programming and optimizing performance in real-time control applications that may require integrated communications. The TI TMS320F2806x is ideal for energy-efficient motor control and renewable energy applications. The F2806x Piccolo family of microcontrollers start at $4.95 (1K volumes). Samples are available now.
Texas Instruments (TI) launched the C6A816x Integra digital signal processor (DSP) + ARM processors. The DSP is dedicated for intensive signal processing, complex math functions and image processing algorithms, while the ARM is available for graphical user interfaces (GUIs), network connectivity, system control and application processing under multiple operating systems. The two new devices in the C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM generation are the C6A8168 and C6A8167 processors. The C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM processors are sampling now. Pricies starts at $46 per 1,000 units (1ku) for the C6A8167 Integra DSP+ ARM processor and $49 per 1ku for the C6A8168 Integra DSP + ARM processor.
HawkBoard is an open source embedded processor development board. The HawkBoard features an ARM and digital signal processor (DSP). It has multiple expansion and interface options to enable engineers and developers to create end-use applications such as portable test and measurement systems, portable medical devices, public safety and military radios, power protection systems, networked audio/video servers and receivers, VoIP solutions and Qt development applications. The HawkBoard is now available worldwide for 73.69 pounds ($108.86).
Analog Devices rolled out the SHARC 2148x and SHARC 2147x series of 32-bit floating point digital signal processors. SHARC 2148x series processors are available in a range of package options including 176-ld and 100-ld LQFP packages, with pricing starting at $8.20. SHARC 2147x series processors are available in package options including 12x12mm BGA and a 14x14mm LQFP, with pricing starting at $7.85. Processors are sampling today.