Santa Clara, Calif.NEC Electronics America Inc. announced 78 new members to the V850ES/Jx3 family of 32-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with low power consumption, optimized pin counts and expanded functionality.
Applications include industrial, such as electricity meters and Ethernet systems; and compact, handheld, battery-driven systems with USB 2.0 connectivity such as PC peripherals and healthcare equipment, including blood glucose meters.
Operating at 20 megahertz (MHz), the V850ES/Jx3-L (low power version) MCUs deliver 38 DMIPS of performance while requiring only 0.9 milliwatts per million instructions per second (mW/MIPS), offering approximately 60 percent reduction over the other V850/Jx3 family members that require 1.7 mW/MIPS. Power consumption is 0.7µA in standby mode with the real-time counter (RTC) operating.
This low-power MCU lineup also offers flash memory sizes up to 512 kilobytes (KB), an RTC with independent power supply pins, an increased number of serial interfaces and optional on-chip USB 2.0 controllers.
The new family of V850ES/Jx3 MCUs offers lower pin-count package options such as the 40-pin quad flat no leads (QFN) measuring 6 millimeters (mm) x 6 mm x 0.75 mm. For applications requiring even smaller and thinner packages, a lineup of ball grid array (BGA) products are available. BGA package options range from 64 pins (5 mm x 5 mm) to 113 pins (8 mm x 8 mm) reducing space requirements and enabling design of compact systems. Quad flat package (QFP) options are also available and range from 64 to 144 pins. Prior to these new parts, the V850ES/Jx3 family's smallest pin-count package was an 80-pin QFP.
Availability: Mass production of the initial products is scheduled to begin in June 2010, and additional devices will be introduced throughout 2010.
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