American Semiconductor, a leader in flexible integrated circuits and flexible hybrid systems, has announced the FleX-MCU product family. The FleX-MCU is the world’s first physically flexible microcontroller fabricated using the FleX Silicon-on-Polymer process.“The flexible electronics industry needs physically flexible, high performance integrated circuits,”
The FleX-MCU is an 8-bit RISC microcontroller with 8KB embedded RAM operating at up to 20MHz with a 1.2V core and 2.5V I/O. It includes multiple serial interface peripherals, including UART, I2C, and SPI.
said Doug Hackler, President and CEO of American Semiconductor. “Without flexible ICs, printed electronics are severely limited in functionality. The availability of standard ICs in a flexible form is a key enabler for Flexible Hybrid technology. The FleX-MCU will accelerate the flexible electronics industry's growth by providing a high-performance logic capability to support prototyping and product development.”
The FleX-MCU is the initial product for a full portfolio of physically flexible ICs. The FleX IC roadmap includes microcontrollers, analog-to-digital converters (ADC), radio frequency (RF) wireless communications, and non-volatile memory (NVM).
“The FleX-MCU is a great accomplishment and demonstrates the FleX Silicon-on-Polymer process,”
said Rich Chaney, General Manager of American Semiconductor. “The Silicon-on-Polymer process can be applied to a variety of standard SOI wafers from any commercial wafer foundry or IDM. The FleX-MCU demonstrates a standard foundry process used to develop physically flexible FleX ICs. This means customers can create their own custom FleX ICs in addition to using our catalog products.”Pricing and availability
FleX-MCU samples will be available in October 2013 (data sheets are available at www.americansemi.com
). Please contact American Semiconductor
for pricing based on volume requirements.
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