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Microchip PIC16F570, PIC16F527 Microcontrollers Feature Dual Op Amps

Microchip PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 8-bit PIC microcontrollers

Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. The devices combine the ease-of-use of a PIC MCU with low-cost analog peripherals. The new 8-bit PIC MCUs feature an on-chip dual Op Amp module, 8-bit ADC and two comparators. The Microchip PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 microcontrollers are ideal for systems that require signal conditioning and amplification to interpret analog inputs.

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Texas Instruments Introduces Tiva C Series ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontrollers

TI Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCU

Texas Instruments introduced the Tiva ARM microcontrollers. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCU is the first device of the new platform. It is the first Cortex-M-based MCUs to be built on 65 nanometer flash process technology. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs, formerly known as Stellaris LM4F MCUs, are in production now. Pricing for the TI Tiva ARM microcontroller starts at $2.15 at 10K quantities. They are ideal for home, building and industrial automation.

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Texas Instruments Launches MSP430F66xx Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments introduced their MSP430F66xx microcontrollers. The new TI MCU devices feature embedded 512K Flash, 64K RAM, integrated analog, 160-segment LCD driver and USB. The microcontrollers are code and pin compatible with MSP430F663x microcontrollers, which offer 256K Flash and 16k RAM. MSP430F66xx MCUs are priced from $4.25 in volume units. Samples are now available.

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Texas Instruments Debuts 32-bit, Real-time C2000 Piccolo F2806xU MCUs

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.

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Silicon Laboratories C8051F5xx Automotive Qualified Microcontrollers

Silicon Laboratories introduced the C8051F5xx automotive-qualified microcontrollers (MCUs). The C8051F5xx microcontrollers reduce system cost and footprint in body electronics applications. The highly integrated C8051F5xx family eliminates the need for discrete analog components and offers industry-leading throughput, reducing code size and further lowering system cost. The F5xx automotive MCUs are available in space-saving QFN packages, as well as leaded QFP packages. Samples and production quantities are available now. Pricing for the F5xx family starts at $1.90 (USD) in 1k quantities.

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