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This month's issue:
Atmel has announced three new "picoPower" AVR
microcontrollers . The picoPower technology
reduces "power-save" power consumption to as little as 650 nA, even with the 32
kHz clock running. Never mind that even at 1.8V this actually translates into
microWatts, not "picoWatts" as the name would imply - only a factor of 1 000 000
difference. How's that for creative marketing stretching the truth "just a bit".
The three picoPower devices now available are the ATmega164P, ATmega324P and
ATmega644P 44-pin general-purpose microcontrollers. All three microcontrollers
are pin- and feature-compatible, differing only in the size of Flash, EEPROM and
SRAM memory. ATmega164P has 16 KB of self-programmable Flash memory, whereas the
ATmega324P and ATmega644P have 32 KB and 64 KB, respectively. All three devices
feature a 10-bit ADC, two USARTs, SPI and Two-Wire-Interface, and operate from
1.8 to 5.5 volts with up to 20 MIPS throughput.
AVR picoPower microcontrollers consume as little as 340 uA in active mode, 650
nA in power-save mode with real time counter (RTC), and 100 nA in power-down
mode. They will be pin-, performance- and code-compatible with existing AVR
Atmel's picoPower technology utilizes a variety of techniques that eliminate
unnecessary power consumption in power-down modes. These include an
ultra-low-power 32 kHz crystal oscillator, automatic disabling and re-enabling
of brown-out detection (BOD) circuitry during sleep modes, a power reduction
register (PRR) that completely powers down individual peripherals, and Digital
Input Disable registers that turn off the digital inputs to specific pins.
The ATmega164P and ATmega324P in 40-pin PDIP, 44-pin TQFP and 44-pin QFN
packages are available now for sampling. Production quantities will be available
in Q4 2006. Volume prices for 10,000 units are $2.23 for ATmega164P and $2.78
forATtiny324P respectively. The ATmega644P will be available for sampling in Q1
2007 and production quantities in Q2 2007. Volume prices for 10,000 units will
Crossware Adds CAN Controller Simulation to ARM Development Suite
Crossware has enhanced its ARM Development Suite to enable simulation of CAN
controller peripherals of LPC2119, LPC2129 and LPC2194 microcontrollers from NXP
Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors).
The Crossware ARM Development Suite simulates all aspects of a CAN controller
and generates a stream of output bits. This bit stream is transferred to a
simulated CAN bus where it is merged with the bit streams of other simulated
CAN controllers. The merged bit stream is reflected back to all CAN controllers,
allowing each to win or lose arbitration, transmit and receive data, provide a
signal acknowledgment or error status, etc.
The Crossware Code Creation Wizards will create code for the CAN controllers as
well as for the acceptance filter, message identifiers, message data, etc. Using
these wizards, the code to transmit a message and receive a message can be
generated in minutes without a single line of code having to be written
manually. The program then can be built, and seconds later the developer can see
the transmitted message appearing on the simulating CAN bus and being received
and acknowledged by the receiver.
The Crossware suite is simple and easy to use, and abstracts the developer from
the complexity of the CAN bus code. The graphical interfaces of both the
simulating CAN controller and the simulating CAN bus provides visual
verification which is both useful as proof of activity and for educational
The LPC2119, LPC2129 and LPC2194 chips, based upon the ARM7TDMI-S processor
core, feature multiple CAN controllers, so it is possible to transmit messages
between these CAN controllers via the CAN bus. It is also possible to run
multiple simulations on multiple PCs as they can connect to the simulating CAN
bus across the LAN and thus exchange messages with each other.
The CAN bus application itself allows 'components' to be connected to the bus.
These components automatically will respond as receivers but can be configured
to transmit predefined messages, and to respond to specific received messages.
No coding is required, making it easy to set up a complete simulating CAN
By default, the CAN bus application simulates a single bus. However, it can be
configured easily to support additional buses. One CAN controller of a
simulating ARM chip can then connect to one bus while another connects to a
different bus. This allows the software for a CAN hub to be tested without any
The CAN bus is becoming popular with embedded developers due to its speed,
reliability and price/performance, and it is particularly well suited to
embedded network applications where high-speed communication between multiple
microcontrollers is required.
ARM Development Suite provides a complete and
extremely user-friendly development environment for the ARM family of
microprocessor cores with its advanced C compiler, libraries, wizards, simulator
Introduces S08 MCUs with ADC and 5V Operation
Freescale is introducing a new member of its 8-bit S08 MCU family, designed to
reduce board space, system cost and power consumption for small appliance and DC
The MC9S08QD4 (QD4) integrates a four-channel, 10-bit analog-to-digital controller (ADC)
and an automatic compare function. The
automatic compare functionality allows the MCU to compute values and perform
comparisons to a preset threshold.
The QD4 also includes an internal clock source (ICS) module containing a
frequency-locked loop (FLL) controlled by internal or external reference. The
internal reference clock can eliminate the cost of all external clock
components, which helps reduce board space and enhances system reliability.
Other features of the MC9S08QD4 include a 16MHz HCS08 CPU, HC08 instruction set with
added background instruction, 4KB Flash memory, 256B RAM, and dual 16-bit
on-chip timers. It is available in 8-pin PDIP and 8-pin SOIC packages.
The QD4 is pin-compatible with the ultra-low-end MC9RS08KA2 and the highly
integrated MC9S08QG8 microcontrollers. Shared peripherals and a common set of
development tools help make it quick and easy for engineers to leverage their
Samples of the MC9S08QD4 are available now in production quantities. Suggested
resale pricing for 10,000-piece quantities is 69 cents (USD).
Introduces Four New Digital Signal Controllers
Freescale Semiconductor is adding four digital signal controllers to its 16-bit
56F8000 DSC family.
The latest 56F8000 DSCs are available in four lead-free package options, ranging
from 32 to 64 pins, with Flash memory sizes from 12KB to 64KB.
Other additions to the 56F8000 peripheral set include a digital-to-analog
converter (DAC) and analog comparators. An optional
Multi-Scalable Controller Area Network (MSCAN) 2.0 A/B module is available on
the higher memory devices, providing robust connectivity for industrial and
Recent regulatory requirements are driving appliance manufacturers to increase
the system integrity/safety of their control circuitry. The 56F8000 family
addresses these latest regulations with advanced features, such as an
independently clocked watchdog timer and the capability to verify Flash memory
contents. Both features allow system designers to guard against conditions such
as code runaway that could potentially induce unsafe conditions in their end
Product specifications and development systems for the 56F8037, 56F8036, 56F8025
and 56F8023 DSC devices are available now. Production quantities are planned for
the Q1 2007.
Fujitsu Introduces New 8-bit Microcontrollers
Fujitsu Microelectronics America is introducing a new set of 8-bit
microcontrollers featuring the high-speed operation, high-speed integrated ADC,
and integrated LCD controller required in advanced consumer electronics, digital
media equipment and home appliances.
The MB95120M series will be part of the 8-bit F2MC-8FX family, and deliver
speeds up to 16MHz. They also will feature flexible, on-board programmable
Flash. The new 8-bit MCUs will provide conversion speeds of up to 1.2
microseconds for the 10-bit ADC, along with a noise-tolerant I/O option.
The new series will be available beginning in October as the first in the
F2MC-8FX extended family. It includes 40 SEG x 4 COM LCDC and 16KB to 60KB Flash
memory in a 100-pin LQFP package. Sample prices will be $4.20 each.
Intel Extends Lifecycle Support for Core 2 Duo Embedded Processors
Intel Corporation has announced expanded lifecycle support for their Core 2 Duo
E6400 and T7400 processors for embedded applications ranging from bank ATMs to
point-of-sale cash registers.
Based on the Intel Core microarchitecture, these two dual-core processors expand
Intel's portfolio of high-performance, power-efficient solutions with lifecycle
support of 5 to 7 years for its embedded customers.
The Intel Core 2 Duo embedded processors meet the demands of a wide range of
performance-intensive, low-power embedded applications that require smaller form
factors. Beyond ATMs and point-of-sale terminals, the processors are ideal for
interactive computers such as gaming platforms, industrial control and
automation, digital security surveillance, medical imaging and communications
System-enhancing hardware features such as Intel Virtualization Technology
(Intel VT) are also supported in the E6400 and T7400 processors. With Intel VT,
embedded applications running on separate platforms can be consolidated onto a
single platform, helping to fuel cost savings and improve reliability and
Intel is also announcing extended lifecycle support for the latest chipset to
pair with the Core 2 Duo E6400, the Intel Q965 Express chipset. This chipset
provides Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) capabilities, which
allows for remote management and minimizes productivity loss due to system
down-time. The Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor has been validated with the
Intel 945GM Express chipset, an extended lifecycle chipset announced earlier
The Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors are currently available and
priced at $224 and $423 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology has announced a family of the world's
smallest 8-bit microcontrollers with an integrated IEEE 802.3-compliant Ethernet
communications peripheral. The PIC18F97J60 family consists of nine MCUs that are
optimized for embedded applications, and have an on-chip Medium Access
Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer Device (PHY). By integrating a 10BASE-T
Ethernet controller onto a 10 MIPS PIC18 microcontroller with up to 128 Kbytes
of Flash program memory, Microchip is providing embedded systems designers with
a single-chip remote-communication solution for a wide range of applications.
Due to Microchip's integration of its PIC18 high-end 8-bit microcontroller with
a complete Ethernet controller, including MAC, PHY and transmit/receive RAM
buffer, designers can now have network connectivity in 64- to 100-pin packages
that is one of the most cost-effective and easiest to use Ethernet solutions.
Microchip also offers a free TCP/IP software stack to reduce development time.
Key features for all nine members of the PIC18F97J60 8-bit microcontroller
family include a dedicated 8-Kbyte Ethernet Buffer, as well as 128 Kbytes of
Flash and 4 Kbytes SRAM.
The family members are available for sampling and volume production in 64-, 80-
and 100-pin TQFP, all RoHS-compliant. Prices start at $4.24 each in 10,000-unit
Microchip Technology has announced the four-member
PIC18F4321 8-bit microcontroller family with advanced peripherals, low pin
count, small-footprint package options and low power consumption via nanoWatt
Technology. (Ahh, creative marketing again stretching the truth, but this time
only by a factor 1000, not 1 000 000 as in Atmel's case).
This new family is intended for designs which require a
high-performance 8-bit microcontroller with advanced peripherals, but don't
require much memory. The PIC18F4321 provides two serial ports for expanded
connectivity, a high-speed 13-channel, 10-bit ADC with auto acquisitioning for
faster measurements and lower code overhead. The PIC18F4321 maintains
cost-effective pricing by including only 4 or 8 Kbytes of program memory.
The PIC18F4321/4221/2321/2221 microcontrollers are available now for general
sampling and volume production. The PIC18F4321/4221 come in 44-pin QFN or TQFP
and 40-pin PDIP packages, and the PIC18F2321/2221 are available in 28-pin QFN,
SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages, all of which are RoHS-compliant. Prices start at
$2.08 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology has announced the four-member
PIC18F4523 family, which is their first family of high-end 8-bit Flash
microcontrollers to include a high-speed 12-bit ADC peripheral on chip.
Additionally, this microcontroller family includes nanoWatt Technology features,
which provide design engineers with multiple options for effectively managing
power consumption and extending battery life.
Additional key features of the PIC18F4523 microcontroller family include 10 MIPS
performance, 32 or 16 Kbytes of Enhanced Flash program memory, 256 bytes of
EEPROM data memory, up to 1536 bytes of RAM, 2 analog comparators with input
multiplexing, up to two Capture/Compare/PWM modules, a master I2C and SPI
communication module, an enhanced USART module with RS-485/RS-232/LIN support,
one 8-bit and three 16-bit timers, and an internal oscillator 32 MHz to 31 kHz.
The PIC18F4523/4423/2523/2423 microcontrollers are available now for general
sampling and volume production. The PIC18F4523/4423 come in 44-pin QFN or TQFP
and 40-pin PDIP packages, and the PIC182523/2423 are available in 28-pin QFN,
SOIC and SPDIP packages, all of which are RoHS-compliant. Prices start at $3.49
each in 10,000-unit quantities.
NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors), announced the industry's first ARM7-based
microcontroller series with dual high-speed buses for simultaneous
communications operations. The NXP LPC2300 and LPC2400 are the only ARM7 MCUs
with two ARM high-speed buses (AHB) enabling simultaneous operation of
high-bandwidth peripherals such as Ethernet, USB On-The-Go (OTG), USB Host, CAN,
SDRAM and on-chip Flash. The NXP LPC2400 is also the only ARM7 MCU with two-port
USB Host capability permitting new advances for multiple communications
The dual AHB buses and three independent Direct Memory Access engines allow
multiple high-bandwidth peripherals to operate at the same time without
overwhelming the bus, and improve the worst case by over 50 percent. This makes
the NXP LPC2300 and LPC2400 ideal for a wide range of high-performance
communications applications such as industrial networking, infotainment,
consumer and medical devices, and point-of-sale equipment. The NXP LPC2300 and
LPC2400 are also the first ARM7 MCUs with a real-time clock (RTC) with 2KB of
battery back-up SRAM, which allows the RTC to continue running even when the
chip's power is shut down.
The large array of peripherals available on both the LPC2300 and LPC2400 include
two AHB buses, Ethernet, two CAN controllers, four UARTs, SPI, SSP, three I2C
buses, I2S, RTC, ADC/DAC and SD/MMC Card interface. The NXP LPC2400 also
includes USB OTG integrated with two-port host capability, and external
interfaces to SDRAM and NOR Flash.
The NXP LPC2300 microcontroller is available immediately. The NXP LPC2400
microcontroller will be available in November 2006.
STMicroelectronics has announced a new series of 8-bit
microcontrollers providing both flexibility and reliability for a wide variety
of cost-sensitive car body applications including wipers, climate control, door
locking, sunroof, and window lift.
The ST7FL family features an embedded EEPROM memory for parameter storage, a
code storage area from 1.5 to 8 Kbytes, and an internal RC oscillator. The contents of the programmable memory can be
secured against unauthorized copying by activating a read-out protection
Some devices within the family add embedded peripherals such as a Local
Interconnect Network Serial Communication Interface (LINSCI) which enables the
smooth implementation of small and cost-effective Local Interconnect Network
(LIN) solutions in the automotive sector. The LIN interface, with its
auto-synchronization feature, is able to work using an internal RC oscillator as
a clock source, thus reducing the need for external components.
Offered in the 16- and 20-pin SO and 20-pin QFN lead-free packages, the ST7FL
family is in production now. In 10,000-unit quantities, the ST7FL39, ST7FL19,
and ST7FL09 cost $1.00, $0.85, and $0.70 respectively.
STMicroelectronics has announced the SN250, a new
single-chip ZigBee wireless networking solution which integrates a 2.4GHz IEEE
802.15.4-compliant radio transceiver and a 16-bit
microprocessor with EmberZNet software stack. The power-efficient chip includes
comprehensive, hardware-supported, network-level debugging features for easy
The new chip's embedded EmberZNet software from Ember Corporation is a
field-upgradeable ZigBee-compliant stack.
The integrated transceiver of the SN250 provides performance above and beyond
those specified in IEEE 802.15.4. A transmission (TX) Boost mode offers up to
5dBm increase in output power to deliver an increased communication range.
Receiver (RX) sensitivity in Boost mode is -98dBm. A flexible antenna interface
enables easy antenna connection, with or without an external power amplifier.
The power-efficient 16-bit RISC-core processor includes 128 kBytes of embedded
Flash and 5 kBytes of SRAM, plus a hardware encryption engine (AES 128) with
true random number generator. Peripherals include two serial controllers with
DMA (I2C master, SPI master/slave, and UART), two 16-bit all-purpose timers, one
16-bit sleep timer, a watchdog timer, and power-on-reset circuitry.
ZigBee technology differs from other wireless networking solutions in addressing
specifically the requirements of remote sensing and control systems. It enables
the implementation of broad-based wireless mesh networks that are able to run
for years on inexpensive primary batteries, making it a viable alternative to
costly hard-wired systems. The standards-based, lower-cost technology is
especially suited to building automation, for complete lighting, ventilation,
and climate-control systems; and for reducing installation costs for industrial
control and sensor applications.
The SN250 is available in sample quantities now, in a 7mm x 7mm QFN48 package,
with volume production planned for later this month. It is priced at $5.00 in
volumes of 5,000 units.
STMicroelectronics has extended its STR7 range of 32-bit
microcontrollers based on the ARM7TDMI-S core with the introduction of the
STR750F family. The first general-purpose ARM7 Flash microcontrollers to support
full-spec operation at both 3.3V and 5V, the new family delivers 54 MIPS (at
60MHz) performance while providing outstanding low-power modes down to 12μA in
STOP or 10μA in STANDBY modes, making it ideal for battery-operated
applications. The ability to operate from either 3.3V or 5V gives maximum
flexibility in electrically noisy environments without additional costs.
The peripheral set of the STR7 range is further enhanced in the STR750 family by
new features including a backup clock that starts operating if the main clock
fails, a fast startup capability that allows the device to begin executing code
in only 55μs instead of the 1ms typically required for devices using a quartz
crystal, an Automatic Wake Up (AWU) capability that removes the need for
external signals or components to wake up from low-power STOP or STANDBY modes,
and three flexible and powerful 16-bit timers and a PWM timer that includes
3-phase motor control features that simplify the implementation of complex motor
control including vector control drive applications. Serial communications
include up to three high-speed (2Mb/s) UARTs with support for the LIN protocol,
and a serial memory interface for glueless connection to external serial Flash
memory. Moreover, the STR750 family also includes new mechanisms to allow bit
manipulation and masks to protect I/O pins.
The initial family comprises 30 different derivatives, with from 64K up to 256KB
of Flash plus an additional 16K bank of Read-While-Write Flash for EEPROM
emulation. The embedded Flash memory offers excellent retention characteristics,
with data retention guaranteed up to 20 years at 85°C. Devices include up to
eight communication peripherals including USB and CAN, as well as a 4-channel
DMA controller that significantly reduces CPU loading and a fast 10-bit ADC.
Some members of the new family are specified over an extended temperature range
of -40°C to +105°C.
The enhanced security features of the STR750F family, such as the backup clock,
make these new devices particularly suitable for alarm system control panels,
motor control, data loggers, modem, printers/scanners, vending machines, and a
wide range of other embedded applications.
The devices are available in TQFP64 /BGA64 and TQFP100/BGA100 packages. Prices
for 10,000-unit quantities range from $3.60 each for the STR755FR0T6 (64K Flash,
64-pin package) to $6.50 each for the STR750FV2T6 (256K Flash, 100 pins, USB,
Toshiba Corporation has developed a new 8-bit
microcontroller core, designated TLCS-870/C1. This new core is capable of
processing one instruction cycle in a single clock cycle, enabling faster
processing at lower frequencies, reduced noise and lower power consumption
compared with Toshiba's previous 8-bit core. Its large-capacity address space is
expandable to 128 Kbytes.
The core architecture was modified from the previous TLCS-870/C architecture to
achieve the fast processing of one instruction cycle in a single clock cycle.
The result was up to a four-fold increase in performance at the same clock
frequency, compared with existing Toshiba 8-bit MCUs.
Part of the IC design used synchronous RTL design instead of multiphase-clock
design based on circuit diagrams.
The TLCS-870/C1 core is binary compatible with previous Toshiba 8-bit MCUs;
thus, existing software resources can be used.
Toshiba anticipates releasing devices based on the new core later this year.
Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced the
broadening of its embedded Flash microcontroller product line with the addition
of two new 16-bit MCUs and a new 32-bit MCU based on SuperFlash technology.
The low-voltage, low-power consuming TMP91FW40FG 16-bit MCU combines 128 Kbytes
of Flash memory and 4 Kbytes of RAM with an anti-hypertensive-type LCD driver
that can directly drive from 8 to 40 segments x 4 commons. The high-speed MCU is
based on Toshiba's ultra-low-power TLCS-900/L1 processor core and operates with
voltages between 2.2V and 3.6V. The minimum instruction execution time is only
148ns at 27MHz. Overall power consumption is further reduced by a dual clock and
three standby modes, including a programmable idle option. It also offers an
integrated 4-channel 10-bit ADC, a 4-channel 8-bit timer, a 3-channel 16-bit
timer, and a real-time clock with a calendar function. I/O functions include a
4-channel SIO/UART and 61 I/O ports. Packaging is a 100-pin LQFP with dimensions
of 14mm x 14mm at 0.50mm pitch. A mask ROM version (TMP91CW40FG) is also
The TMP91FW60FG/DFG 16-bit MCU combines 128 Kbytes of Flash memory and 8 Kbytes
of RAM. This low-power MCU is based on Toshiba's TLCS-900/L1 processor core, and
has operating voltage of 4.5V to 5.5V and a minimum instruction execution time
of 200ns at 20MHz. It also provides an integrated 16-channel 10-bit ADC, a
6-channel 8-bit timer, a 5-channel 16-bit timer and a real-time counter. I/O
functions include a 3-channel SIO/UART, 2-channel I2C/SIO and 83 I/O ports. As
well, it incorporates 6 banks of program-patch logic. Packaging options consist
of a 100-pin LQFP with dimensions of 14mm x 14mm at 0.50mm pitch (TMP91FW60FG)
or a 100-pin QFP with dimensions of 14mm x 20mm at 0.65mm pitch (TMP91FW60DFG).
A mask ROM version (TMP91CW60FG/DFG) is also available.
The TMP92FD23AFG/ADFG 32-bit MCU combines 512 Kbytes of Flash memory and 32
Kbytes of RAM. The high-speed, high-performance MCU is based on Toshiba's
TLCS-900/H1 processor core and operates with voltages between 3.0V and 3.6V. The
minimum instruction execution time is only 50ns at 20MHz. It also offers an
integrated 12-channel 10-bit ADC, a 6-channel 8-bit timer, a 2-channel 16-bit
timer and a real-time counter. I/O functions include a 3-channel SIO/UART (IrDA
version 1.0 interface mode selectable), a 2-channel I2C interface, and 84 I/O
ports. Additional on-board memory includes 4 Kbytes of mask ROM for booting;
external memory expansion to 16 Mbytes is fully supported. Packaging options
consist of a 100-pin P-LQFP with dimensions of 14mm x 14mm at 0.50mm pitch
(TMP92FD23AFG) or a 100-pin P-QFP with dimensions of 14mm x 20mm at 0.65mm pitch
(TMP92FD23ADFG). A mask ROM version (TMP92CY23FG/DFG) is equipped with 256
Kbytes of ROM and 16 Kbytes of RAM and has a built-in ROM correction function.
Toshiba's SuperFlash implementation can be programmed much faster than many
alternative Flash technologies. The availability of three distinct programming
modes -- parallel, serial PROM, and in-system programming (ISP) -- provides pre-
and post-production programming flexibility.
Samples of all of these devices are available now and they are in volume
production. TMP91FW40FG is priced at $6.00 in 10,000-unit quantities;
TMP91FW60FG is priced at 6.00 in 10,000-unit quantities; and TMP92FD23AFG is
priced at $9.00 in 10,000-unit quantities.
ZiLOG has officially unveiled its first 16-bit product, the ZNEO Z16F family
of Flash microcontrollers. Based on their new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, which itself
was designed to meet the continuing demand for faster and more code-efficient
microcontrollers, the ZNEO MCU targets specific markets such as high-end motor
control and domestic security applications. ZiLOG also plans to introduce a
32-bit ARM9-based MCU later this year.
Available immediately, the ZNEO delivers optimized performance and efficiency
with an external bus -- 24-bit address and 16-bit data. The ZNEO Z16F CPU
instruction set has been optimized for near single-cycle instructions yielding
up to 20 MIPS at 20MHz, combined with large zero wait state internal Flash,
powerful math functions, embedded 32x32 multiply/64x32 divide operations, 16-bit
bus widths and external 16-bit bus, and a 32-bit ALU supporting 8-, 16-, and
32-bit operations. The compiler-friendly instruction set supports multibyte
push/pop framer pointer manipulation so that code generation is very compact. A
rich array of peripherals and analog features make this microcontroller suitable
for a large number of applications from security panels to motor control.
All ZNEO devices are RoHS compliant and are available for standard, extended and
automotive temperature ranges. The family contains 32KB, 64KB and 128KB of
internal Flash memory accessed by the CPU at 16 bits at a time, thus improving
processor throughput. Up to 4KB of internal RAM provides easy storage of data,
variables and stack operations.
Additional features of ZNEO Z16F Series MCU include up to twelve channels 10-bit
ADC, 4-channel DMA controller supports internal or external DMA requests, two
full-duplex 9-bit UARTs with support for LIN and IrDA, I2C master-slave
controller and Enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface controller, and integrated
Operational Amplifier, Analog Comparator and Internal Precision Oscillator. New
instructions improve execution efficiency for code developed using higher-level
programming languages, including C language.
Pricing for the ZNEO Z16F series ranges from $6.00 to $8.00 at 500-unit
quantities depending on memory size and peripheral configuration.
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