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Single-Cell LED and Motor Timer-Controllers Simplify Design of AA/AAA Battery-Operated Electronic Appliances

November 19, 2010 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced the newest devices in its sub-1 V mixed-signal LED and motor timer-controller platform for easy, fast and cost-effective design of small, light weight, ultra-low power, battery-operated electronic appliances. The new SX8120 and SX8121 devices operate intrinsically at 0....

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ARM® Cortex™-M3-based Microcontrollers with Advanced Flash Memory Technology

November 18, 2010 9:36 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) introduces the initial offerings of the Fujitsu FM3 MCU family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU core. The High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 and Basic MB9AF100 Series are the first products from the Fujitsu FM3 family and are targeted at high-performance motor-control applications in industrial automation and consumer appliances....

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High Voltage Three-Phase Motor Driver Family Targeted at Variable Speed Motor Controllers

November 17, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology (variable speed control) in low power motor drivers. Allegro’s new SX68000M series is targeted at the white good appliance and industrial markets....

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Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers with USB OTG

November 16, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ColdFire+ MCF51Jx portfolio, available from Freescale, is defined by two families that scale from 32 KB to 128 KB of flash with innovative FlexMemory, configurable embedded EEPROM. Featuring ultra-low-power capabilities and available in small 5 x 5mm footprint packages, the MCF51Jx family also offers a rich combination of additive peripherals including USB On-the-GO (OTG), a serial audio interface, high-accuracy analog, hardware encrypt...

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Royalty-free RTOS Now Available for Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers

October 26, 2010 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic, Inc. announced ThreadX® RTOS support of Energy Micro’s Cortex™-M3-based EFM®32 microcontroller (MCU) family. Designed for small footprint, demanding real-time control, the ThreadX RTOS is a perfect match for the EFM32 Gecko, which targets energy-sensitive real-time control applications including energy, water, and gas metering, building automation, alarm and security, and portable medical/fitness equipment.

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Certified Embedded Wi-Fi® Transceiver Modules with Easier API Interface to PIC® Microcontrollers

June 9, 2010 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces its next-generation, agency-certified MRF24WB0MA/MB embedded Wi-Fi® transceiver modules. The IEEE 802.11 module firmware has an easy-to-use API driver interface to Microchip’s free TCP/IP Protocol stack and 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. Embedded designers are increasingly leveraging the ubiquitous Wi-Fi infrastructure to enable wireless communication in a broad range of remote monitoring and...

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Bluetooth® Solution now Enables New Product Designs on Microcontrollers

April 29, 2010 11:03 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Furthering its efforts to enable wireless connectivity technologies in portable designs, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced it has coupled its seventh-generation Bluetooth® offering, the CC2560, with an embedded Bluetooth stack running on TI’s ultra-low power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU). Two development kits, the EZ430-RF2560 development tool and PAN1315 evaluation module (EMK), are immediately available to new and existing customers fo...

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Sub-GHz Transceiver Radio Provides Easy Integration with PIC® Microcontrollers

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its RF Products Division wireless portfolio with the new MRF49XA Sub-GHz transceiver radio. The MRF49XA covers the 434/868/915 MHz unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Radio Frequency (RF) band, which is ideal for low data-rate, low-power embedded wireless applications.

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Industry Leaders Developing Software for Safety, Gateway and Instrument Cluster Controllers

May 18, 2009 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Hills Software, Inc. announces the successful launch of optimized software products that support automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) jointly developed with Freescale Semiconductor based on the Power Architecture® technology. Leading automotive carmakers and tier 1 suppliers in North America and Europe now use Green Hills Software’s MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers and high-speed hardware...

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Highest Performance Cortex<tm>-M3 Based Microcontrollers According to EEMBC

May 5, 2009 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)—NXP today confirmed that the LPC1700 series is the industry’s highest performance Cortex-M3 microcontroller, based on results from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC). The EEMBC results show that the LPC1700 executes application code on average 35% faster than the leading Cortex-M3 competitors when running at the same clock speeds....

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Microcontrollers Feature Ultra-Low Sleep Current

May 4, 2009 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces its next-generation low-power PIC® microcontroller (MCU) families with nanoWatt XLP™ eXtreme Low Power Technology for sleep currents as low as 20 nA. These three 8- and 16-bit MCU families join three other recent 8-bit families that are all part of Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP portfolio, providing designers with a rich and compatible low-power migration path that includes on-chip peripherals for USB an...

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PoE-PD Controllers Meet Upcoming IEEE Standard

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduces its NCP1081 and NCP1083 integrated Power-over-Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD)/DC/DC converter controllers that have been verified to meet the upcoming IEEE802.3at standard for high power communications applications. Both devices have also been verified by the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) for the recent draft IEEE 802....

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Controllers Support 40 W Power Ranges

October 10, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP1081 and NCP1081 Power over Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD) and DC/DC converter controllers support power ranges up to 40 W of regulated power delivered to the application load in a 2-pair configuration. The 4.4 × 6.5 mm TSSOP-EP20-packaged devices perform in VoIP phones, wireless access points, industrial Ethernet devices, Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) and dome IP cameras, RFID base stations and WiMax modems....

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16-Bit Microcontrollers Feature Low Power Consumption

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

NEC Electronics America, Inc. introduces 22 16-bit all-Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for compact, low-power, battery-operated and sensor-enabled systems. Based on a proprietary high-performance 16-bit 78K0R CPU core, the 78K0R/Kx3-L MCUs offer low power consumption to extend battery life and more on-chip integration to help reduce the size and cost of battery-driven and sensor-enabled systems such as fire and security alarms, meters, indust...

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Microcontrollers and General Purpose DSCs in Small Packages

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Real-Time Clock and Calendar Two On-Chip Comparators Small Packages Measure 6࡬ mm Microchip Technology, Inc. announces its 10 PIC24H family of 40 MIPS 16-bit microcontrollers, its 10 dsPIC33 family of general purpose DSCs and its 10 dsPIC33 motor control and power conversion family DSCs....

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