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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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Microcontrollers Feature Non-Volatile Flash Data Memory

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Non-Volatile Flash Data Memory 8 MHz Internal Oscillator Integrated Memory and Analog Functionality Microchip Technology, Inc. announces two baseline 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages. With the availability of 64 bytes of data memory, combined with an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a device reset timer (DRT), up to three channels of 8-bit analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), an...

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Microcontrollers Migrate Between Low-End and High Performance Designs

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is stocking the Flexis Microcontroller Series from Freescale Semiconductor. The QE devices offer pin-for-pin, development tool and peripheral set compatibility between 8-bit and 32-bit, and they include 64- and 80-pin versions of 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers that make the design process limitless....

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Flash Data Memory is Added to Baseline Microcontrollers

March 11, 2008 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, Inc. announces its PIC12F519 and PIC16F526 Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages. With the availability of 64 bytes of data memory, combined with an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a device reset timer (DRT), up to three channels of 8-bit analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) and up to two comparators, users have a diverse feature set to select from when i...

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Automotive Grade MOSFET Controllers with Commutation Logic

March 11, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces its A3930 and A3931 automotive grade (temperature and voltage rated) three-phase BLDC motor controller integrated circuits. These control ICs simplify the system design and lower system cost by integrating the commutation logic on-board, which lessons the burden on the system microprocessor....

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Digital Signal Controllers Feature up to 32 Kbytes Flash Memory

January 22, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Increased memory options 16 or 32 Kbytes of flash memory On-chip ADC Three dsPIC33F General Purpose Family members and three dsPIC33F Motor Control/Power Conversion Family DSCs have been added to Microchip’s low pin-count, 16-bit digital signal controller (DSC) product line. The General Purpose DSCs feature 16 or 32 Kbytes of Flash memory with 28- or 44-pin packages and provide a pin- and code-compatible migration path for PIC24 microcont...

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COTS Controllers for LCDs in Harsh Environments

November 15, 2007 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital View introduces its HE-1400 and HE-1600 series of COTS LCD controllers that are designed to comply with the standards required for the harsh environments encountered in military and rugged industrial applications. Both controllers feature wide tolerance power supplies (12 VDC ± 25 percent), locking connectors and low-mass tantalum capacitors for maximum tolerance to shock and vibration, Mil-spec silicon resin conformal coatings,...

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Using Customizable Microcontrollers to Beef up Performance and Cut Power Drain

September 27, 2007 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPCF technology is being used in existing MCUs with SoC-level integration to create a customizable SoC platform, with the same low unit prices of cell-based ASICs. Tim Kubitschek and Jay Johnson, Atmel Corporation The year-long design cycle for a custom ASIC is often longer than the life of the end-product, which may be as short as six months....

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