Microcontrollers

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

ULP ARM® Cortex® M0+ MCUs incorporate segment LCD controller.

August 20, 2015

Suited for low-power applications, SAM L22 series offers ULP capacitive touch with segment LCD controller that can deliver up to 320 segments. Security features ensure information is securely stored, delivered, and accessible. Other features include picoPower® technologies and smart low-power peripherals, segment LCD supporting up to 8 communication lines, up to 256 kB Flash and 32 KB SRAM, crystal-less USB device, programmable SERCOM modules, and Event System and Sleepwalking™ technologies. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers offer broad connectivity options.

April 29, 2015

Comprised of ARM Cortex-M3-based, 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), NXP LPC18Sx Series includes surface mount configurations with 136 or 200 kB  RAM, 1 MB Flash, 180 MHz speed, and 49, 83, 118, or 164 I/O lines (depending on model). Connectivity is fostered by model-dependent options for CAN, EBI, Ethernet, I²C, IrDA, Microwire, QEI, MMC, SD, SPI, SSI, SSP, UART, USART, and USB. Functionality serves needs in diverse applications and industries. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microcontroller provides secure communications use.

April 14, 2015

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor with core operable up to 120 MHz, TMPM46BF10FG comes in 14 x 14 x 0.5 mm LQFP100 package and supports 1–4 Gb SLC NAND Flash memory. Features include 514 KB SRAM, 4 security circuits for network communications, SLC NAND Flash memory controller, as well as 4- and 8-bit error correction circuits. Watchdog timer operates along with built-in clock separate from system clock, and IC also implements true random number generator. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Secure Microcontrollers feature integrated NFC.

April 10, 2015

Based on 250 MHz ARM® Cortex™ M3 processor with advanced power management, StrataGX BCM58100 MCUs protect sensitive consumer data from threats at physical and network layer. BroadSAFE™ architecture offers tamper protection and encryption as well as secure storage and processing of card information and biometric user data. Compliant with FIPS, microcontrollers integrate NFC for tap-to-access, tap-to-pair, and tap-to-pay applications, including mPOS terminals, home automation, and IoT products. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microcontrollers enable ultra-low-power embedded applications.

April 2, 2015

Based on 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, 48 MHz MSP432™ Series consumes 95 µA/MHz in active power and 850 nA in standby power. Units feature integrated DC/DC converter, LDO, and 14-bit ADC that consumes 375 µA at 1 MSPS. Selectable RAM retention feature provides dedicated power to each of 8 RAM banks needed for operation. Operating from 1.62–3.7 V, MCUs include up to 256 KB flash and boost performance with dual-bank flash memory that enables simultaneous read/write functionality. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microcontrollers target critical, low-power applications.

March 23, 2015

Suited for such power-sensitive and critical applications as smoke, CO, motion, lighting control, and GFCI solutions, RL78/I1D Series integrates analog peripherals, hardware safety features, and flexible clocking sources. Power management options include 57 μA/MHz operation, 0.64 mA (RTC + LVD) halt, 220 nA (RAM retained) stop, and 700 μA (UART) or 500 μA (ADC mode) snooze. Along with 4 μsec wake up from STOP mode, MCUs offer multiple on-board clock sources. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

ULP Wireless MCU Platform enables battery-less IoT connectivity.

March 3, 2015

SimpleLink™ fosters development of battery-less designs with energy harvesting or multiple-year, always-on, coin cell-powered operation. Supporting Bluetooth® low energy (BLE), ZigBee®, 6LoWPAN, Sub-1 GHz, ZigBee RF4CE™, and proprietary modes up to 5 Mbps, platform provides flexibility to develop products that support multiple wireless connectivity standards using one chip and identical RF design. Components include ARM® Cortex®-M3 MCU, Flash/RAM, ADC, peripherals, and sensor controller. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Software

Industrial PCs can be configured to specific requirements.

March 3, 2015

With microcontroller and NSetup software, administrators can configure numerous parameters of Industrial PCs to meet needs of company, including settings for UPS, PCIe configuration, and deactivation of front USB port. NSetup can be used to set various functions of PCs that are controlled by MCU, and microcontroller can determine if active parameter is outside of specified limits. In addition, NSetup can create comprehensive report containing information on current functional state of computer. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microcontrollers offer 2 independent closed loop channels.

March 2, 2015

Based on 8-bit platform, Series PIC16(L)F1769 comprises intelligent analog and digital peripherals, including tri-state op amps, 10-bit ADCs, 5- and 10-bit DACs, 10- and 16-bit PWMs, and high-speed comparators, along with two 100 mA I/Os. Programmable Ramp Generator provides real-time responses to system change, without CPU interaction for multiple independent channels. Hardware-based LED dimming control function is enabled by interconnections of Data Signal Modulator, op amp, and 16-bit PWM. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Automotive-Grade MCUs support HMI and LIN applications.

March 2, 2015

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor, SAM DA1 Series features integrated peripheral touch controller for capacitive touch button, slider, wheel, or proximity sensing applications. Atmel |SMART MCU products operate at max frequency of 48 MHz and reach 2.14 Coremark/MHz. Housed in 5 x 5 mm QFN package with wettable flanks for automated optical inspection, AEC Q100 Grade 2-qualified devices come with 32–64 pins, up to 64 KB Flash, 8 KB SRAM, and 2 KB read-while-write Flash. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microcontroller targets MFP devices.

February 24, 2015

Built around ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor, Model TMPM036FWFG is specifically designed for use in multifunction peripheral devices and printers. Microcontroller incorporates 8-channel communication interface, 14-channel 16-bit timer, 128 KB of Flash, and 16 KB of SRAM. Housed in 14 x 14 mm LQFP 100-pin package, device operates from 2.3–3.6 V with max frequency of 20 MHz. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Crypto Element enables smart, connected, and secure systems.

February 20, 2015

Targeting IoT market, ATECC508A provides confidentiality, data integrity, and authentication in systems with MCU or MPUs running encryption/decryption algorithms in software. This CryptoAuthentication™ IC requires one GPIO and integrates ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman) security protocol, ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) sign-verify authentication, and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) capabilities. Features include 256-bit SHA/HMAC hardware engine and 72-bit unique ID. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Voice- and Graphics-Enabled MCUs enhance end-device HMIs.

February 6, 2015

As ARM® Cortex®-M4-based MCUs, FM4 S6E2DH series with integrated graphics display controller and S6E2CCxxF/MB9BF568F series with self-contained voice command control enable design of intuitive HMIs. Features of S6E2DH series include 2D rendering graphics display controller (GDC) with dedicated video RAM as well as communication and digital peripherals. S6E2CCxxF/MB9BF568F series enables voice command control with over-the-air firmware update support via Wi-Fi to consumer and home IoT market. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Microcontrollers suit home appliances and factory automation.

February 4, 2015

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor, Models TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG can operate at up to 120 MHz. Both MCUs incorporate 2 modules, each containing programmable motor driver, 12-bit AD converter, and Vector Engine technology, which consists of hardware-based vector control processor for motor control applications. In addition, TMPM475FDFG incorporates CAN controller. Housed in 14 x 14 mm LQFP100 package with 0.5 mm pitch, both devices operate at 4.5–5.5 V. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

ARM Cortex-M7 Based MCUs have configurable memory architecture.

January 9, 2015

SMART™ ARM® Cortex®-M7 based MCUs contain memory architectures with up to 384 Kb multi-port SRAM, of which 256 Kb can be configured as tightly coupled memory delivering zero wait state access at 300 MHz. While SAM E70 and S70 suit connectivity and industrial applications, auto-grade SAM V70 and SAM V71 serve in-vehicle infotainment, audio amplifier, telematics, and head unit control applications. Features include USB OTG and on-chip USB PHY and 512 Kb, 1 MB, and 2 MB Flash memory densities. Read More

HVAC, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Reference Design aids cooling fan motor control.

January 8, 2015

Reference design, built around TMPM375 MCU with Vector Engine (VE) technology and peripherals, simplifies complex motor control designs in high-performance cooling fans and similar products for servers and data centers. VE technology employs vector control in hardware to aid handling of complex field-oriented vector control and space-vector modulation methods. Options range from single-phase Brushless DC Motor control to Vector Controlled Brushless DC Motor systems. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

ULP ARM Cortex M4 MCUs target wearables, sensor hub management.

January 7, 2015

Targeting IoT market for battery-operated devices, including SoC solutions for wearables, SAM G54 and SAM G55 series of ARM® Cortex®-M4-based MCUs include Atmel SMART ARM Cortex-M4 MCU + FPU (floating point unit), integrated sensor fusion algorithms, packages down to 2.84 x 2.84 mm, frequency up to 120 MHz, as well as ULP ratings down to 102 µA/MHz in active mode, and 5 µsec wake-up. Other features include up to 512 KB Flash and up to 160 KB SRAM, SRAM power banking, and USB host/device. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

NFC Sensor Transponder targets IoT applications.

December 18, 2014

Combining ISO 15693-compliant NFC interface with programmable MCU, non-volatile FRAM, 14-bit ADC, and SPI or I2C interface, Model RF430FRL15xH is optimized for use in fully passive or semi-active modes to achieve extended battery life in consumer wearables, industrial, medical, and asset tracking applications. With fully programmable 13.56 MHz transponder, developers can design products that require analog or digital interface, datalogging capabilities, and data transfers to NFC-enabled reader. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

32-Bit Microcontrollers combine peripheral mix, scalable memory.

December 9, 2014

Suited for executing Bluetooth® audio software, PIC32MX1/2/5 MCU series offers up to 83 DMIPS performance and scalable memory options from 64/8 KB to 512/64 KB Flash/RAM. MCUs integrate flexible CAN2.0B controllers as well as system RAM for storing up to 1,024 messages in 32 buffers. Along with PMP and capacitive touch sensing hardware, features include 4 SPI/I2S interfaces; 10-bit, 1 MSPS, 48-channel ADC; full-speed USB 2.0 Device/Host/OTG peripheral; and 4 general-purpose DMA controllers. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Microcontrollers feature core-independent peripherals.

December 4, 2014

PIC®16(L)F161X series incorporates Math Accelerator with Proportional Integral Derivative (PID), offering completely core-independent calculations with ability to perform 16-bit math and PID operations. Along with Angular Timer hardware module, features include peripherals with 24-bit Signal Measurement Timer (SMT), Zero Cross Detect (ZCD) module, high-current I/Os (100 mA), and Configurable Logic Cell (CLC). Communications are supported via I2C™, SPI, and EUSART. Read More