Microprocessors News

MIPS P5600 core licensed for Russian comms processor

Russian fables chip firm Baikal has integrated a multi-core MIPS Warrior P-class (P5600) CPU into its Baikal-T1 communications processor.  “We are glad to present the world’s first publicly-announced implementation of the P5600 CPU,” said Baikal CTO Grigoriy Khrenov, “We created a high-performance, highly efficient…

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MCU has Class-D amp for speech

Lapis Semiconductor has added voice playback capability and a Class-D amplifier to an 8bit microcontroller. 450mW is available at the output at 3V, or 1W at 5V. Called ML610Q304, it comes with up to 96kbyte program flash, 2kbyte data flash and 1kbyte RAM. Hardware-based audio playback minimises CPU…

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Small Box PC for automation and signage

  IEC-3300 is a small-box computer based around Intel’s Bay Trail Celeron and Atom processors from Arbor Technology in Milton Keynes. Inside the 109 x 163mm enclosure, soldered-in processor options are: 1.58GHz dual-core N2807 Celeron (standard) 2GHz quad-core J1900 Celeron (option) 1.33GHz…

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Toshiba adds encryption to Cortex-M4F for IoT

Toshiba has announced a new ARM Cortex-M4F based microcontroller for use in secure systems control. Called TMPM46BF10FG and part of the firm’s TX04 range, it incorporates a true random number generator (TRNG: SP800-90C standard) through a random entropy seed generation (ESG) circuit and Hash-DRGB created by…

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Microcontroller fits in a USB Type-C connector

Cypress Semiconductor is sampling a USB Type-C cable controller which includes power delivery (PD) on a small footprint. It is designed for use in 2.4mm thin USB Type-C cable connectors. The programmable EZ-PD CCG2 controller is capable of supporting any USB Type-C downstream facing port…

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ARM works with Silicon Labs to lower mbed power

ARM is working with Silicon Labs to create power management application programming interfaces (API) for Cortex-M-based embedded systems as part of its mbed development platform. The APIs are designed to allow developers to manage processor and peripheral states. For example a feature exposed by the APIs on Silicon…

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Rutronik supplies Vekatech dev board with RZ/A1H micro

Rutronik is selling Vekatech’s development board VK-RZ/A1H with the embedded microprocessor RZ/A1H from Renesas with an ARM Cortex-A9. The embedded microprocessor RZ/A1H with running at up to 400MHz clock speed integrates up to 10MB of on-chip RAM, OpenVG compatible graphics accelerator, dual LCD…

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