Irvine, CA--January 27, 1997--Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC; Irvine, CA) has added to its family of TLCS-870 microcontrollers (MCU). The two new 8-bit MCUs come with a built-in voltage booster for the LCD driver. These new devices operate at a voltage level as low as 2.2V.
Designated TMP87CM24F and TMP87PP24F, the devices operate from 2.2V to 5.5V and 4.5 to 5.5V, depending on an operating frequency of 4 MHz or 8 MHz respectively, while the LCD ports are driven at 3.0V. A benefit of the LCD driver circuit is that it keeps the output voltage for the LCD driver constant even if the operating voltage is changed from 5.5V to 2.2V. The MCUs are equipped with a 40 segment by 4 common LCD driver with built-in voltage booster to directly drive an LCD display.
The new devices have 32 to 48 kbytes of on-board ROM and 2 kbytes of on-board RAM. They are designed for low-power operation. The devices are packaged in a small 100-pin QFP.
Samples and full production for the new devices will be available second quarter, 1997. Pricing in 10,000-piece lots for the TMP87CM24F is $7.25. Pricing in 1,000-piece lots for the OTP version, TMP87PP24F, is $11.20.
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