Stuttgart, Germany " Gleichmann Electronics has added six new MCUs to the 78K0/KY2-L and 78K0/KA2-L 8-bit microcontroller families and six extremely low power consumption 16-bit MCUs of the 78K0R-KF3-L and 78K0R/KG3-L series.
The new 8-bit MCUs, manufactured by NEC Electronics, feature a standby current consumption of 0.7 A and a low operating current of 260 A at 1 MHz clock frequency. An integrated high-speed oscillator and peripheral units such as A/D converter and operational amplifier reduces the need for additional external components.
The 16-bit versions are targeted for battery-operated sensor applications, and have an integrated high-speed A/D converter with many analog inputs. They have a current consumption of 1.0 A in standby mode with active watchdog and 6.8 mA at the maximum operating frequency of 20 MHz. Because of the integrated voltage amplifier, rewriting of flash memories requires only 1.8 V, thus a battery-fed power supply is sufficient for the reprogramming of mobile devices.
Mass production of the new 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers is scheduled to begin in Summer 2009.
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