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Sharp unveils 8-bit MCU for reduced clock cycles

Posted: 24 Sep 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:sharp microelectronics? lz87010? microcontroller? 8051 mcu?

An 8-bit, 8051-based microcontroller from Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas can execute an instruction in two clock cycles instead of the standard 12.

Applications for the 40MHz LZ87010 include motor control, test and measurement, instrumentation, and metering.

Besides its enhanced 8051 core, the latest member of Sharp's BlueStreak family of MCUs and SoCs pack 64KB of Flash and 4.25KB of SRAM. The Flash can be programmed serially or in parallel, or can be self-programmed during run-time.

Other features include eight channels for 12-bit ADC, two independent D/A channels with 128-byte waveform generator RAMs, and 16 high-current outputs. The device offers six 16-bit timer/counters with input capture, output compare and PWM capability, plus a watchdog timer and RTC. The LZ87010 also has two UARTs and an I2C serial interface.

Packaged in a 100-pin LQFP and priced at $8 in lots of 25,000, the LZ87010 BlueStreak MCU is shipping to beta customers and will be available in production quantities in Q1 2003.

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