Fujitsu unveils ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller lines
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has announced no fewer than 44 microcontrollers in its FM3 family of 32-bit general-purpose Risc microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 core.
Fujitsu indicated a year ago its plan to introduce Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers which it will aim at industrial applications.
The family is divided into the high-performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 series for the 32-bit market and the lower performance MB9AF100 series for the 16-bit market.
The MB9BF500/400/300/100 series microcontrollers can respond with zero wait-states up to 60MHz. In addition, through its high-speed 12-bit A/D converter (1.0?s), as well as its various timers, USB2.0 Host/Function, CAN, and ability to operate with a range of power supplies (2.7V to 5.5V).
In particular, equipped with a high-precision and high-speed, 3-unit, 12-bit A/D converter (+/-2 lsb, 1.0?s conversion) on up to 16 channels, the microcontroller’s high-precision sampling enables fine-tuned motor control and demonstrates its true potential when employed with high-precision, high-speed servo motors and other equipment in factory automation applications.
The FM3 family includes a motor rotational position sensing counter, enabling automatic detection and making it possible to reduce the CPU workload.
Samples are available with volume to ramp in January 2011.
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