NEC Electronics introduced the 78K0/Lx3-M 8-bit All Flash LCD microcontrollers (MCUs). The 78K0/Lx3-M MCUs feature an integrated metrology engine that provides energy measurement and management functions for smart electricity meters. Samples of the new MCUs are scheduled for availability in January 2010. SPricing for 10,000-unit quantities starts at $3.45 each. Mass production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2010.
The DuroPC PAN175 is a 17″ Industrial panel PC. It features the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Intel Q965 chipset, 2 PCI slots, built-in speaker, WLAN module for wireless connectivity, Win XP, and a slim CD drive. The PAN175 industrial grade 17″ SXGA touchscreen LCD Panel computer supports dual 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDDs (up to 1TB). The DuroPC PAN175 offers an anti-corrosive bezel with IP65/NEMA4 rugged protection. It is priced at $1675.