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Hitachi: New Super Low Power H8 Microcontrollers
Hitachi announced 4 new derivatives of the H8/300H Tiny microcontroller family, the H8/36057, H8/36054, H8/36037 and H8/36034. These new microcontrollers are based on Hitachi's 16 bit CPU core of the H8/300H-Serie with up to 20 MHz clock, 56K byte to 32K byte 'In-System'- and 'In-Application' programmable flash, 3K to 2K RAM as well as a set of peripherals. Mask -ROM versions are also planned. The devices will be available in QFP64 (14x14mm) and in LQFP64 (10x10 mm) package.
Several power down modes are implemented for low-power applications as well as an On-Chip RC oscillator with Wake-Up functionality. In sleep mode current consumption is only 50 µA (typical), while the CPU and the peripherals are switched off and only the Sub-Timer is active, to wake up the CPU periodically.
Features include:8 Bit Interval-Timer, 8 Bit Counter with Compare/Match, 2x 16 Bit Timer with Capture/Compare & PWM as well as a Watchdog Timer and a Timer for the RC-Oscillator. Serial Interface (1x or 2x SCI) and a SSU (Synchronous Serial Communication Unit). The Tiny HCAN interface is CAN 2.0B compatible. It comes with 4 message objects and supports a data rate up to 1 MBit/s. A LIN-Bus interface can be also implemented by using the SCI and one Timer. This provides the possibility to use these controllers for a CAN-LIN Gateway. 8 channel 10 Bit AD-converter with 3,5 µs conversion time at 20 MHz. 45 I/O Ports, 8 with 20 mA drive capability. Power-On-Reset function and Low-Voltage-Detection are available as an option.
Hyperstone introduced its RISC/DSP microprocessors in TFBGA packaging (E1-16XSB™, E1-32XSB™) and as a TSMC or UMC macro cell. The E1-16XSB measures only 9 x 9 x 1.2 mm, while the E1-32XSB measures only 12 x 12 x 1.2 mm.
Hyperstone’s RISC/DSP processor is also available as a macro cell
for integration in customers’ proprietary SoC designs. Customers have the
flexibility to choose between TSMC’s 0.18 µm process and UMC’s 0.18 µm process.
With 0.18 µm technology the processor can run up to 220 MHz achieving 220 MIPS
or 880 MOPS, and a 1k Complex Fast Fourier Transformations is completed in less
than 0.36 ms.
Due to the unified RISC/DSP architecture this performance is achieved with a high energy efficiency of approximately 2445 MIPS / Watt.
hyWinTools software, a suite of Microsoft Windows -based development tools for Hyperstone processors, features a graphical user interface giving developers a detailed overview of the current debug status, such as memory contents, register values, assembler- and/or C-source code, task states and output window.Together with hyWinTools, Hyperstone offers a PC-based processor simulator that enables developers to work without a connected development board, e.g. for testing routines before finalizing the hardware. The board configuration may be changed, simulated and stored on the hard drive before programming the final configuration into (Flash-) EPROM.
Infineon announced a new member of its C166 16-bit family specifically designed for use in multiphase brushless DC motor controls and smart-drive applications, such as used in white goods, pumps, and fans. The C164SV features a powerful peripheral set, including a pulse width modulation unit that generates tailored signals for power bridges, including dead time generation and several protection mechanisms.
The TC1910 and TC1912 are two new members of Infineon’s 32-bit TriCore controller family of Telematics gateway/audio processing controllers. The TC19xx family supports digital audio processing, such as decoding MP3 files or Windows Media Application (WMA) files. All
TC19xx members combine RISC, CISC and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) functionality in a single core. An integrated high-performance audio CODEC enables embedded speech processing functions such as acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction without the need of additional external components.
Intel announced three new network processors, the IXP420, IXP421 and IXP422 based on the Intel XScale core. The XP422 is targeted at residential gateways, access points and router for wireless LANs and switches. The XP421 supports Voice over IP applications and the XP420 supports broadband applications, like home gateways and SOHO routers.
In quantities of 10.000 the IXP420 is priced at US$20.90, the IXP421 at US$22,80 and the IXP422 at US$22,30 Dollar.
Intel has given developers notice that its SA-1110 StrongArm processor will be obsoleted. The last StrongArm shipments from Intel are due no later than February 6, 2004. The chip has been superseded by Intel's XScale line.
Microchip introduced the MPLAB In-Circuit Emulator (ICE) 4000, the company's premier in-circuit emulator system for its high-end PIC18F Flash PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC(TM) digital signal controller devices, providing full speed, low voltage emulation, interchangeable processor modules and device adapters.
The MPLAB ICE 4000 offers real-time in-circuit emulation
and low-voltage emulation down to 1.8 volts. Features include a 64K deep by
216-bit wide trace memory, up to a 2MB overlay memory, a 48-bit time stamp,
stopwatch and unlimited breakpoints. Triggers and breakpoints can be set on
single, multiple, or sequences of events, and complex triggering provides
sophisticated trace analysis and precision breakpoints. The trace analyzer,
which is fully transparent, captures real-time execution addresses, op-codes and
read/writes of external data, and a view of the trace can be performed without
halting the processor. It also traces all file register RAM usage showing
internal addresses and data transfers, as well as all access to special function
registers, including I/O pins, timers, and peripherals. The MPLAB ICE 4000,
which has a USB Interface and is Parallel Interface ready, supports code
coverage profiling on program memory accesses.
Also included in the MPLAB ICE 4000 modular system are Microchip's MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) featuring MPASM assembler, MPLAB programmer's editor, symbolic debugger and project manager with built-in support for high-level language debugging. The emulator system runs on the Windows-based MPLAB IDE, with the capability to edit, compile and emulate from a single application.
Available today, the MPLAB ICE 4000 Emulator Kit costs $2,560 and the processor module for the PIC18F6620, PIC18F6720, PIC18F8620 and PIC18F8720 devices (PMF18WA0) is $595. An MPLAB ICE 4000 device adapter (DAF18-1) is available for $225. A processor module for the PIC18C601 and PIC18C801 devices (PMF18WB1) and additional device support are scheduled to become available in Q2 CY03. Microchip's MPLAB ICE 2000 is still available and supports the company's PIC12, PIC16, PIC17 and PIC18 PICmicro microcontrollers.
Microchip Technology (Nasdaq:MCHP - News) today announced a new PIC18F family of four Flash microcontrollers. The PIC18F2439/2539/4439/4539 micros feature a single-phase motor control peripheral.
The single-phase (open loop) motor control kernel utilizes standard application programming interfaces (APIs) and uses on-chip pulse-width modulation (PWM) to provide speed control for single-phase induction motors. The PIC18FXX39 family includes Programmable Motor Processor Technology(TM) (ProMPT(TM)) motor control that provides modulated output over a range of 0 to 127 Hz, and has a pre-defined variable frequency (V/F) curve that can be programmed to suit the application. By using the defined APIs, in addition to the ProMPT functionality, powerful motor control tasks can be realized with little or no previous experience in motor control techniques.
The new MCU family also features two 10-bit PWMs, 256 bytes of on-board, high-endurance data EEPROM, up to 10 MIPS performance at 40MHz. The PIC18FXX39 also feature three all-purpose 16-bit timers, analog to digital converter (A/D) up to 8 channels, 10-bit resolution, addressable USART module supporting RS485 and RS232, programmable 16-level low-voltage detection module (PLVD) and a wide operating voltage range of 2.0 - 5.5V.
Available packages include 28-pin SOIC, SDIP, 40-pin PDIP, and 44-lead TQFP and QFN. The PIC18FXX39 family is priced between $4.28 and $5.15 in volume manufacturing quantities depending on device, temperature range, package and operating voltage. Samples and volume-production quantities are available today.
The new UAC 3556B is designed to enable Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) functionality, integrating an additional audio channel directly
into existing keyboard architectures.
Following Microsoft's Real Time Communications (RTC) protocol, the UAC 3556B USB keyboard controller creates a dedicated audio channel completely independent from the sound card. By establishing a separate line for the VoIP functionality, interference generated by PC audio signals, like voicemail notification and gaming sounds, is eliminated. Integrating the audio channel directly into the keyboard allows easy user-access to a more complete range of functions.
The functional blocks integrated on the controller include a USB
interface, a digital processing unit with a D/A and A/D stereo converter for
direct interface between audio devices such as microphones, loudspeakers and
headsets, and a PS/2 bridge interface for keyboard control functions.
Samples will be available in Q1, 2003 and production will start in Q2, 2003. The UAC 3556B comes in two packages: 64-pin PMQFP and 64-pin PQFN, and will sell for below US$ 4.00.
Motorola is offering complimentary licenses of Metrowerks CodeWarrior tools for the HCS12 flash microcontroller (MCU) family to users registered on Motorola’s MCU web site, www.motorola.com/mcu
This tool set features simulation, flash programming, automatic
initialization and driver code generation with Unis Processor Expert rapid
application design tool, an assembler, linker and a code size limited (12k) C
compiler and C source level debugger.
The Special Edition for HCS12 is available at no charge (a savings of approximately $2,000 USD) via download from the Motorola web site or via CD-ROM (order number CDCWSEHC12/D). The 32K byte compiler upgrade is $495 USD, and a 64K byte compiler upgrade is $995 USD. The Standard Edition is $2,495 USD, and the Professional Edition is $4,495 USD
The new V850ES/PM1 controller features a six-channel (12-input) delta-sigma A/D converter with 16-bit resolution. The A/D is supported by an on-chip reference voltage generator and reference voltage output pin.
The V850ES core that drives the V850ES/PM1 device delivers a compelling power/performance ratio of 2.8 milliwatts (mW) per million instructions per second (MIPS). Several low-power standby modes maximize battery life, while a low signal-to-noise ratio of 76 decibels (dB) ensures highly accurate measurements in target applications.
Samples of the V850ES/PM1 microcontroller (part number uPD703228GC-8EU) with 128 kilobytes (KB) of mask read-only memory (MROM) and 10 KB of random access memory (RAM) in a 100-pin plastic low-profile quad flat package (LQFP) are scheduled for availability in February 2003 priced at US$10 each in 10,000-unit volumes. Volume production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2003.
The new ST7FLite1 and ST7FLite2 provide: software configurable x4 and x8 PLLs; an embedded operational amplifier that increases the ADC's 10-bit to 13-bit resolution in the 0 to 430mV range; an advanced Auto-Reload timer with simultaneous four-channel PWM generation; and a single input capture at up to 32MHz providing high PWM resolution.
The ST7Lite series features a fully integrated high precision 1MHz 1% RC oscillator, fully integrated Reset circuitry with Low Voltage Detection (LVD), as well as a 7-channel 10-bit ADC with 3.5µs conversion time. The ST7Flite1 has 4kBytes of FLASH memory, while the ST7FLite2 offers 8k. Both are available now in SO20 and DIP20 packaging with production volumes starting in March 2003.
TI unveiled five new OMAP processors with on-chip security, that
increase the performance applications as much as 8x while reducing standby
current as much as 10x. With these new application processors, mobile device
manufacturers can design smaller, more secure and more economical devices with
longer battery life and faster multimedia applications. The new
processors include three devices in the
OMAP161x series of application processors that can be coupled with chipsets for all cellular standards-- the OMAP1610, OMAP1611 and OMAP1612 devices -- and two devices, the OMAP730 and OMAP732, that integrate a TI GSM/GPRS modem baseband subsystem with a dedicated application processor on a single chip.
Samples of the OMAP1610, OMAP1611 and OMAP730 devices are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2003. The OMAP1612 and OMAP732 devices, which feature stacked memory, are scheduled to sample in the second quarter of 2003.
The new TMP86FM48U and TMP86FM48F are capable of operating with a 500ns instruction cycle (8 MHz) at 1.8V operating voltage. The TMP86FM48U/F has 512 bytes of built-in data EEPROM; the Flash memory that can be programmed via the integrated UART. On-chip peripherals include timers, an A/D converter, interrupt sources, serial communication controllers and an LED driver.
Pricing and Availability: Samples of TMP86FM48U/F are expected to be available in March 2003 at $6.67 per piece in 100-piece quantities. Volume production is scheduled to begin in May 2003.
introduced the eZ80Acclaim! F91/F92/F93 microcontrollers, which feature a clock
speed of up to 50 MHz, the ability to address 16MB of address space, and perform
24-bit integer arithmetic. The micros also offers 256KB of Flash memory, an
on-chip eZ80 Ethernet MAC (media access controller), embedded TCP/IP. The eZ80
Acclaim! F91 MCU comes in a 144-pin package and the eZ80 Acclaim! F92/F93 come
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