Sunnyvale, Calif. Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (SST) has expanded its SuperFlash-based FlashFlex family of 8-bit, 8051-compatible microcontrollers with the release of its SST89V54RD-33-C-QIF. Leveraging the company's packaging technology, the SST89V54RD is available in a 6 x 6-mm WQFN package, which the company says is the industry's smallest 8051-based microcontroller currently on the market.
In addition to the small footprint, the WQFN package offers a low-profile package height of only 0.7 mm (maximum total thickness of 0.8 mm), making the SST89V54RD suitable for height-constrained mobile applications. The device's miniature size and low-power consumption are a good fit for small form-factor mobile applications such as notebook PCs, MP3 players and GPS systems, as well as home entertainment devices including HDMI products.
Like all of SST's FlashFlex microcontrollers, the SST89V54RD supports in-system programming (ISP) and in-application programming (IAP), enabling the user to update the flash device in the field or in an application. These re-programming features play a significant role in enabling increased functionality such as remote diagnostics and product monitoring, in network- or Internet-enabled devices, said SST.
Pricing: Starts at $1.20 in quantities of 10,000.
Availability: Samples of the SST89V54RD-33-C-QIF FlashFlex microcontroller are available now.
Product information: SST89V54RD
Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., 1-408-735-9110, www.sst.com