San Jose, Calif.Zilog announced its first 1.8-V low power, 8-bit embedded flash microcontroller (MCU) with extended peripherals.
Designated the Z8 Encore! XP F1680 series, the single chip is based on Zilog's eZ8 CPU core. It provides customers a rich set of analog and digital peripherals, multiple flash memory configurations up to 24KB and a low bill of materials (BOM). Applications include capacitive and resistive sensing, touch screen functionality, gas and fire detection, security systems and portable medical and instrumentation.
The F1680 supports a 1.8V to 3.6V operating voltage, with low ACTIVE, HALT and STOP mode currents that provide several other power savings options. The MCU features an 8-channel SAR ADC with a conversion time of 4.9-ums, and an on-chip temperature sensor that enables designers to measure the temperature on the die to an accuracy of approximately ±7 °C over a range of -40°C to +105°C or ±1.5°C accuracy over the range of 20°C to 30°C.
The F1680 supports up to 24KB of flash memory, up to 2KB of register RAM and 1KB of program RAM. The F1680 is also loaded with up to four 16-bit reloadable timers that can be used for timing, event counting or generation of pulse-width modulation (PWM) signals. The F1680's 11MHz Internal Precision Oscillator (IPO) records an accuracy of ±4 percent over temperature and voltage and is designed for use with external components. The MCU also features two comparators, a programmable LVD and an integrated intelligent peripheral set including SPI and I²C interfaces as well as two UARTs with support for LIN 2.0.
The F1680 series also comes with a single-pin, on-chip debugger (OCD).
The Z8 Encore! XP F1680 series is supported by Zilog's Developer's Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with free ANSI C-Complier.
Pricing: Ranges from $1.90 to $2.32 for 1000-unit quantities.
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