NEC Electronics America introduced 78 new members to their V850ES/Jx3 family of 32-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for embedded systems. The new V850ES/Jx3 MCUs are ideal for industrial applications, such as electricity meters and Ethernet systems; and compact, handheld, battery-driven systems with USB 2.0 connectivity such as PC peripherals and healthcare equipment, including blood glucose meters. Mass production of the initial products is scheduled to begin in June 2010, and additional devices will be introduced throughout 2010.
NEC Electronics introduced eight new All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for safing microcontroller applications and low-end automotive systems (such as motor control and lighting control applications). The new microcontrollers consists of three 16-pin MCUs (78K0/FY2-L), three 20-pin MCUs (78K0/FA2-L), and two 30-pin MCUs (78K0/FB2-L). They feature a low standby power consumption of 0.65 µA, and are capable of responding to all temperature environments. Samples of the new MCUs are currently available. Mass production is scheduled to begin in June 2010 and is expected to reach a monthly production of 300,000 units by June 2015.
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.
NEC Electronics introduced the 78K0/KC2-C (three 48-pin variants) and 78K0/KE2-C (three 64-pin variants) 8-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs). The 78K0/KE2-C and 78K0/KC2-C microcontrollers feature with built-in CEC (consumer electronic control) controller and embedded flash memory. The new MCUs enable interdependent control of digital audio/video (AV) applications such as flat-panel TVs and Blu-ray disc players. NEC Electronics’ new MCUs with on-chip CEC controllers allow the CPU to be powered off during standby mode and speed up CEC and HDMI certification process while reducing power consumption and the need to develop custom software.
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.
NEC Electronics introduced the EC-4260 (NaviEngine-MID) and EC-4250 (NaviEngine-mini) system-on-chips (SoCs) for use in automotive infotainment systems. The EC-4260 and EC-4250 devices have the performance, peripheral set, and software ecosystem to meet the demands of high-performance applications such as navigation, infotainment and telematics systems. The EC-4260 and EC-4250 are currently available for samples, priced per unit at US$140 and US$70 respectively. Mass production is estimated to begin in 2010 and is expected to reach 100,000 units per month by 2012.