Austin, Tex. Freescale Semiconductor has launched the first HCS08 core-based microcontrollers that support 5-volt industrial and automotive applications. The MC9S08AW family of microcontrollers brings the advantages of the HCS08 core-based architecture to high-end, high pin count 8-bit applications.
“The MC9S08AW family is not only the first 5-volt HCS08 microcontroller, it’s also the first to be fully qualified for the automotive industry,” said Mike McCourt, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s microcontroller business. Among the features of the new devices is the enhanced brown-out detection for controlled power-on reset in the event of a brown-out or power failure.
Other features include its 20 MHz maximum bus frequency, options for 16K, 32K and 60K integrated third generation flash memory, on-chip debug/emulation Interface and its internal clock generator accurate to +/-2% over operating conditions. Packed into the chip is a 10-bit, 16-channel analog-to-digital converter (ADC), up to 54 general purpose Input/Output (I/O) lines, and two timers with total of 8 programmable channels. There are multiple Communications Options (IIC, 2 x SCI, SPI). The devices are qualified for operation from –40 to +125 degrees C. There are four package options: 64 QFP, 64 LQFP, 48 QFN and 44 LQFP.
The MC9S08AW60 is in full production and available in 32K, 48K and 60K Flash memory versions. The suggested resale price starts as low as $2.98 (USD) in 1,000 piece quantities. For more information about these products and related services and support available for them, visit www.freescale.com/8bit.
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