Austin, Tex.Freescale Semiconductor has introduced low-power 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to enhance portable performance, extend battery life and improve energy efficiency for a wide range of embedded applications.
The MC9S08QE8 MCUs are members of Freescale's low-power
QE family. They provide stop current of less than 300 nanoamps and run current as low as seven microamps.
The QE8 devices are designed to meet the requirements of portable
designs through optimized peripherals that enable lower operating
voltage and current. The QE8 can run off of a low-power 32 kHz
oscillator that consumes less than one microamp of current. The device
also includes battery-saving features, such as two low-power
stop modes, low-power run and wait modes, six microseconds wake-up
time from stop3 mode, and clock gating registers to disable clocks or
Additional QE8 product features include a 20 MHz S08 core; 10 MHz bus frequency; 8KB / 4KB flash memory options; 512KB / 256KB RAM options; SCI, SPI, IIC w/ broadcast mode; internal clock source (ICS); and Vreg with fast start-up time and low-regulation voltage.
Pricing: In 10,000-piece quantities starts at $1.15.
Availability: Samples of the QE8 devices in a 32-pin LQFP package are available now.
For more information: click here.
For a technical paper entitled: Low-Power Design Enabled by MC9S08QE128 and MCF51QE128 Flexis Microcontrollers, click here.
Freescale Semiconductor, www.freescale.com