Santa Clara, Calif. NEC Electronics America, Inc. has added sixteen new devices to its line of 16- and 32-bit all-flash microcontrollers (MCUs). These latest MCUs offer up to twice the memory and an increase in pin-count options compared to previous devices in the line.
Based on advanced 0.15-micron processes using SuperFlash technology licensed from Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., the new devices include two 32-bit V850ES/JJ3 MCUs with up to 1 megabyte of flash
memory, and fourteen new 16-bit 78K0R/Kx3 MCUs with up to 512 kilobytes (KB) of memory and 144-pin packages. These devices are aimed at industrial and office applications such as security systems, utility meters, scanners and prin ters and for consumer applications such as digital televisions, projection televisions and digital video disc (DVD) receivers.
As market competition increases, system developers are being called on to meet dramatically higher performance targets while achieving shorter development times, more compact designs and lower costs, said Bart Ladd, general manager, standard solutions strategic business unit, NEC Electronics America.
NEC Electronics America also provides an array of tools to support efficient development for all its MCUs. These tools include the MINICUBE2 debugger/flash programmer combination, which makes it simple to develop and test MCU programs, and the Applilet device driver generator, which supports the development of initialization programs for MCU peripheral functions. Together, these tools provide an easy-to-use design environment to support the
development of MCU software.
The new devices are currently available at $13.50 for the V850ES/JJ3 MCUs and $9 for the 78K0R/Kx3 MCUs in sample quantities. The 32-bit V850ES/JJ3 is expected to be ready for volume production by May 2007, and the 78K0R/Kx3 is expected to be ready for volume production by October 2007. Total monthly production for all sixteen devices is expected to reach 100,000 units worldwide by the first quarter of 2008. More information about NEC Electronics MCUs can be found at www.am.necel.com/micro
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