Austin, Tex. Targting small appliance applications, Freescale Semiconductor has launched a new member of its 8-bit S08 MCU family that's designed to reduce board space, system cost and power consumption. Application examples include motor control, security systems, walkie-talkies, camera zoom control, vacuum cleaners, industrial compressors and ignition control modules for motorbikes.
Based on the 16MHz HCS08 CPU core, the new MC9S08QD2 (QD2) joins its 4K predecessor, QD4, to offer a high level of integration and 5V support within compact, 8-pin packages that make it ideal for cost-sensitive applications requiring higher voltages. Along side the core, the MCU contains 2 KBytes flash memory and 256 Bytes RAM.
The MC9S08QD2 integrates a four-channel, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) designed for higher resolution, faster conversion and an automatic compare function. The ADC enables the MCU to interface easily with analog inputs from other devices such as sensors by converting the analog signal to a digital value. The automatic-compare functionality allows the MCU to compute values and perform comparisons to a preset threshold.
The QD2 offers a robust support environment and pin-compatible migration path within Freescale's MCU portfolio when designers need to extend functionality. Shared peripherals and a common set of development tools help make it quick and easy for engineers to leverage their design investments.
The device is housed in an 8-pin PDIP and also comes in and 8-pin narrow body SOIC packaging.
Suggested resale pricing for 10,000-piece quantities is 65 cents (USD). For more product information, click here: www.freescale.com/product information. For ordering information, download at www.freescale.com/8bit.
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