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Toshiba Cortex-M0 microcontroller adds comms for motor control

Toshiba has introduced a range of ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers for motor control which meets the need for multiple communications channels along with interfaces for reading data from sensors. The TMPM037FWUG microcontroller has a bit-band processing function that supports access and control of specific bits. This makes more…

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68020 MPU stays out of the grave

The 68020 microprocessor will live on, with a new package, life thanks to a collaboration between Essex-based e2v and Freescale. It is now available in a 132pin ceramic quadpack (CERQUAD), pin-to-pin compatible with the original Freescale plastic quad flat package (PQFP). “This new package option will facilitate…

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Toshiba intros all-in-one smart meter MCU

Toshiba Electronics is targeting smart metering designs with a ARM Cortex-M4F core-based microcontroller for making electric power calculation in meters, but which will also manage comms and display functions. The TMPM411F20XBG MCU also implements tamper detection and failure detection along with key security functions suitable for secure network…

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Atmel adds powerline comms to metering platform

Atmel’s latest power line communications device is based on SAM4Cx smart metering platform which uses a dual-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 architecture. The SAM4CP16B IC is compatible with Atmel’s ATPL230A OFDM physical layer (PHY) device compliant with PRIME standard specification. It has the benefit of incorporating…

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Microchip adds data encryption to PIC microcontrollers

Microchip has tuned its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC microcontroller range with increased data protection capabilities. The MCUs integrate a hardware crypto engine, a Random Number Generator (RNG) and One-Time-Programmable (OTP) key storage  or protecting data in embedded applications. Several security features are integrated into the PIC24F “GB2…

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ST trims STM32 for 1.8V operation

The latest STM32 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics are designed as low-voltage devices can operate from a 1.8V power supply, while allowing on-chip peripherals to operate from higher voltages such as 3.3V. “The combination of 1.8V digital supply voltage and independent analog domain is particularly strong where…

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Renesas kit for accurate motor control

Renesas Electronics has introduced two motor control reference designs for drive 3-phase brushless AC motors. The inverter kits are based on the 32-bit RX family of MCUs, with one kit on RX220 offering 50DMIPS and the other on RX62T offering 165DMIPS. The RX220 inverter kit is designed for…

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NXP gets tough with ARM Cortex-M0+ MCUs

NXP Semiconductors has added to its LPC range of microcontrollers designed for harsh operating conditions common in many industrial, lighting, and industrial automation applications. The LPC11E6x family is available in three memory and package variations, including up to 256kbyte flash, 36kbyte RAM and 4kbyte EEPROM. The ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers…

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