Microchip Technology introduced their MCP794XX stand-alone I2C Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) family. The MCP794XX features on-chip EEPROM and SRAM, digital trimming for time-of-day calibration, battery-switchover, user-lockable section of EEPROM, 64-bit reprogrammable unique ID that can be factory-programmed with a MAC address. All six MCP794XX RTCC devices are available in 8-pin MSOP, SOIC, TSSOP and TDFN packages. The MCP79400 is priced at $0.64 each; the MCP79401, MCP79402 and MCP79410 at $0.70 each; and the MCP79411 and MCP79412 at $0.76 each, all in 10,000-unit quantities. The devices are ideal for smart-energy (thermostats, power meters and commercial refrigeration), home-appliance (stoves, dishwashers and microwave ovens), automotive (dashboard controls and car radios), and consumer-electronic markets (office equipment, irrigation controls and video systems).
Novelics introduced the coolSRAM-6T embedded memory IP and MemQuest compiler, which are enhanced with Novelics 3G optimizations. The coolSRAM-6T IP is implemented in bulk logic CMOS technology, requiring no additional manufacturing costs. The coolSRAM-6T enables ASSP and ASIC designers to achieve higher performance and more power-efficient system-on-chips (SoCs). The SRAM-6T in 40nm is available for licensing now. The initial offering is offered in TSMC’s 40nm GP / LP technologies. Support for UMC, GF, and SMIC will also be offered.
Microchip Technology introduced the 24AA025E48 cascadeable I2C serial EEPROM device. The EUI-64 compatible 24AA025E48 features pre-programmed EUI-48-node addresses. The EEPROM device enables designers to add MAC addresses to their designs on-the-fly. The address pins on the 24AA025E48 further enable designers to add more memory to their application, by allowing them to cascade up to eight EEPROM devices onto the I2C bus. The 24AA025E48 device is available in a 6-pin SOT-23 or 8-pin SOIC package, for $0.22 each in 10,000-unit quantities, for both package options.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA) announced the MB95300 series of low-pin-count 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The MB95300 MCUs feature LCD control, brushless DC motor control, and I2C capabilities. The Fujitsu microcontrollers are ideal for consumer appliances, home healthcare devices, and industrial equipment. Samples for the microcontrollers will be available in May 2010 and production quantities in July 2010. Prices are $4.30 each in sample quantities for the MB95310L, $3.20 for the MB95330H, $2.70 for the MB95350L, and $3.20 for the MB95370L.
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.
Renesas Technology introduced the SH74552 and SH74562 32-bit MCUs for advanced driver assistance system applications that are needed in automobile “active safety” systems for obstacle detection, risk avoidance, etc. The SH74552 and SH74562 MCUs feature a compact 13 mm × 13 mm package, 160 MHz high-speed operation, 1 MB of high-speed on-chip flash memory, and on-chip functions such as 4-channel CAN. The SH74552 microcontroller is priced at $100 and the SH74562 is priced at $89. Sample shipments will begin in May, 2010 in Japan.
IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) introduced the TSE2002B3 (stand-alone) and TS3000B3 (integrated 256-byte EEPROM array) precision temperature sensors for Double Data Rate 2 and 3 (DDR2 and DDR3) memory modules, Solid State Disks (SSD), and computing motherboards. The IDT temperature sensor devices are currently sampling to qualified customers. They are available in 8-pin DFN and TDFN packages that are RoHS compliant. The TSE2002B3 is priced at $0.85 for 10,000 unit quantities and the TS3000B3 is priced at $0.75 for 10,000 unit quantities.
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.
NEC Electronics America announced the µPD78F8056, µPD78F8057, and µPD78F8058 microcontrollers (MCUs). The new 16-bit All Flash microcontrollers feature an embedded IEEE802.15.4-compliant 2.4-gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency (RF) transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE, which is an industrial standard for remote control for consumer electronics. The µPD78F8056, µPD78F8057, and µPD78F8058 MCUs are ideal for RF remote control and come in a 56-pin, 8 x 8-millimeter (mm) quad flat no-leads (QFN) package with flash memory sizes of 64 kilobytes (KB), 96 KB, and 128 KB.
STMicroelectronics announced the SRi2K 2-Kbit IC that enables contactless tickets to manage access to multiple services. The SRi2K is certified for one million erase/rewrite cycles and 40-year data retention. Mass production is scheduled for this month. The SRi2K chip is offered as bare die for embedding directly in smart tickets or in unsingulated wafer form. The ICs are priced at $0.15 each for 100,000 units and above.