Emerson Network Power announced the COMX-P2020 and COMX-P4080 modular single board computers (SBCs). The COMX-P2020 and COMX-P4080 COM Express modules feature Freescale QorIQ P2020 and P4080 multicore processors. The COMX-P2020 and COMX-P4080 boards support a range of embedded operating systems including RTOS from Green Hills Software, Lynuxworks, Mentor Graphics, QNX, and Wind River.
Freescale Semiconductor launched the MSC825x family of programmable digital signal processors (DSPs). Prices start at a suggested resale price of $75 (USD) in quantities of 1,000. Samples are planned for this quarter and production is planned for the third quarter. The MSC825x DSPs are ideal for medical, aerospace, defense, test, and measurement applications.
Freescale Semiconductor announced a smartbook reference design. The tablet reference design features a 7-inch touch screen with up to four times the viewing area of a typical smartphone and has a form factor that is about one-third the size and volume of a typical netbook. The reference design is based on the Freescale i.MX515 processor with ARM Cortex-A8 technology. It also includes Freescale’s MC13892 power management IC, SGTL5000 audio codec and MMA8450Q 3-axis accelerometer. The smartbook solution is expected to be available for evaluation in February of this year.
Freescale Semiconductor announced the QorIQ P1012 and P1021 processors. The QorIQ P1012/P1021 product family features QUICC Engine multiprotocol technology. They offers a high-performance, low-power migration path to all-IP environments for legacy multiprotocol interfaces. Both processors are expected to sample in January 2010, with broad sampling planned for Q2 2010. Production quantities are expected in December 2010. Development boards and third party enablement tools are available for the P1012 and P1021 devices to streamline development.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the S08MP16 microcontrollers (MCUs) for embedded motor control. The entry-level 8-bit S08MP16 microcontroller (MCU) family provides a safe, accurate, and cost-optimized solution for brushless DC (BLDC) motor control applications ranging from industrial drives to automotive fuel pumps. Industrial- and automotive-qualified samples of the S08MP16 are available now in sample quantities, with production quantities planned for early 2010. Suggested resale pricing starts from $1.10 (USD) for 10,000-unit quantities.