EM Microelectronic announces a Flash microcontroller that delivers a high level of integration, making the new device ideal for use in battery-operated and cost sensitive applications. The EM6580 Flash microcontroller combines several key features including true low current operation with no external components, 4-bit ADC or 12-level voltage level detector and on-chip Flash memory to create an easy-to-use, multi-functional MCU. It is also possible to store a unique serial ID number on each device produced, allowing for unique identification and traceability.
The circuit's Flash memory increases flexibility while its small SO-8 package saves valuable PCB space. These qualities make the EM6580 ideal for ultra-low power and portable products as well as simple analog sensing applications. Its low voltage and low power consumption make it especially suitable for controlling tasks in battery-powered devices, household appliances and body-care products.
The EM6580 is the Flash counterpart of ROM-based EM6680 and the two products are pin-to-pin and completely functionally compatible. Typical applications for the EM6580 include domestic appliances and toys, safety and security devices, automotive controls, sensor interfaces,as well as watchdog, intelligent ADC and driver circuits.
The IC is available in SO-8 and SO-14 packages, as well as in die form. It is supported by Windows-based simulator and emulator tools provided by EM Microelectronic, and is programmable with third party programmers. A demoboard is also available for initial evaluation and development.
EM Microelectronic, 2074 Marin, Switzerland