Silicon Laboratories introduced the C8051F38x (flash-based) and C8051T62x/32x (OTP) USB microcontroller (MCU) families. The C8051F38x and C8051T62x/32x USB MCUs are available now in space-saving 4 mm x 4 mm and 5 mm x 5 mm QFN packages. Prices start at $2.12 in 10,000-unit quantities for the F38x and $1.07 for the T62/32x. The new Silicon Labs microcontrollers are ideal for home automation systems, thermostats, USB dongles, smart card readers, GPS localizers, touch panels, sensor data loggers, portable medical devices, weigh scales, USB speakers, serial communication bridges, games and electronic toys.
Silicon Laboratories announced the C8051F91x/0x microcontroller (MCU) family. The ultra-low-power C8051F91x/0x MCUs increase battery life in portable designs and other power-sensitive embedded systems. The new F91x/0x MCUs are ideal for applications where low power consumption is critical such as smart meters, RFID tags, personal medical devices, sensor interfaces, energy harvesting, home security systems, and smoke and fire detectors. The C8051F91x/0x family is available in a compact, 24-pin 4×4 mm package. Pricing for the C8051F91x MCUs starts at $1.69 in 10K quantities, and F90x 10K pricing starts at $1.53 (USD).
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.
Silicon Laboratories launched the QuickSense family of highly accurate and fast-response touch, proximity, and ambient light sense devices supported by a common development environment. The QuickSense sensing solutions are ideal for portable, consumer, and industrial electronics products. The QuickSense F700 and F800 touch sense MCUs and the Si11xx proximity and ambient light sensors are available now. All QuickSense parts are supported by the QuickSense Studio and a suite of development tools to enable quick evaluation and design.