STMicroelectronics rolled out the STM32L series of ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers. The STM32L series features a dedicated low-leakage 130nm process technology and optimized power-saving architecture. The STM32L microcontrollers include flexible Brown-Out Reset, on-board Flash with Error Correction Code (ECC) support, a Memory Protection Unit (MPU), JTAG fuse, integrated USB 2.0 full speed support, and embedded LCD drivers. The STM32L series is sampling now and priced from $1.86 for the STM32L151 with 64Kbyte Flash in the LQFP48 package to $2.81 for the STM32L152 with 128Kbyte in LQFP100, for orders over 10,000 pieces. Volume production will begin in Q4 2010.
Cypress Semiconductor launched the CY8C32xxx Programmable Digital PSoC 3 family. The CY8C32xxx Programmable Digital PSoC 3 family is optimized for applications requiring programmable digital peripherals. The CY8C32xxx enables the integration of digital peripherals including PWMs, Timers, Counters, UARTs, glue logic and state machines. The CY8C32xxx family is ideal for various interface and peripheral control applications.
IDT (Integrated Device Technology) introduced the 5P49EE801, 5P49EE802, 5P49EE601, 5P49EE602, and 5P49EE502 VersaClock LP devices. The VersaClock low power devices are available in several package options, including 20-pin and 24-pin QFN. The new timing devices are sampling to qualified customers and range in price from $0.80 to $1.25 for 10,000 units. Evaluation boards are available for qualified customers. The VersaClock low power (LP) devices are programmable clock generators designed to reduce power consumption and optimize board layout in battery-operated consumer applications.
ADLINK Technology introduced the cPCI-3610 ultra low power 3U CompactPCI processor blade. The cPCI-3610 supports the N450, D410, or D510 Intel Atom processors. The cPCI-3610 Series supports Microsoft Windows XP Professional, RedHat Enterprise Linux, and Wind River VxWorks. The cPCI-3610 is currently available for a list price starting a $1,049 with processer and memory. The 3U CompactPCI blade is ideal for mission critical applications such as military, transportation and automation.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC12F182X and PIC16F19XX 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC1XF182X MCUs include dual I2C/SPI interfaces, multiple PWM channels with independent time bases, a Data Signal Modulator, and other peripherals. The PIC16F19XX MCUs provide up to 28 KB of Flash program memory. The on-chip LCD drive supports up to 184 segments and provides a low-power drive mode for increased efficiency. The MCUs also include up to 5 Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) channels with independent time bases for controlling various motor types and peripherals.
Triad Semiconductor introduced the TSX1001 mixed-signal ARM Cortex-M0 processor. The TSX1001 ARM Cortex-M0 processor features 16-bit ADC, 12-bit DAC, and uncommitted op-amps. Engineering samples of the Triad Semiconductor TSX1001 will be available in May 2010. The TSX1001 will be supported by industry standard embedded software tool flows such as the ARM RealView development suite.
Triad Semiconductor announced the Mocha-1 array. According to Triad, the Mocha-1 is the first system-on-chip (SoC) to integrate the ARM Cortex-M0 with the via-configurable analog and digital functions. Triad’s Mocha-1 array enables electronic system designers to customize analog and digital features with lower power consumption and greater system cost savings than last-generation ASIC solutions.
AppliedMicro introduced low-power versions of the Power Architecture 405EX, 405EXr, 460EX, 460EXr, and 460GT microprocessors. The new processors have been optimized for low-power consumption (consume up to 40% less power for a variety of embedded applications). The low-power versions of AppliedMicro’s Power Architecture 405EX, 405EXr, 460EX, 460EXr, and 460GT microprocessors are now available in production quantities.
Microchip Technology unveiled the PIC24FJ64GA104 and PIC24FJ64GB004 16-bit microcontroller (mcu) families. Both PIC24F families feature nanoWatt XLP extreme low power technology, small packages, and mTouch capacitive touch sensing. All family members are available now for sampling and volume production. Prices start at $2.12 each in 10,000 unit quantities for the PIC24FJ64GA104 general-purpose family members, and $2.32 each in 10,000 unit quantities for the PIC24FJ64GB004 USB family members.