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Philips rolls out ARM9 family-based 32bit MCUs

Posted: 01 Mar 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Royal Philips Electronics introduced what it claims as the industry's first 90nm ARM9 family-based 32bit microcontroller (MCU) family. The new lpc3000 family is based on the company's nexperia platform and manufactured in the 90nm process technology developed in the 300mm Crolles2 pilot facility Philips shares with Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics in Crolles, France.

By utilizing the 90nm process technology and the ARM926EJ-S core, the press release said, Philips was able to reduce manufacturing costs, decrease power dissipation and increase operating speeds of its 32bit MCU technology. "Our customers demand improvements in performance, power management and cost,&quot shared Ata Khan, director of product innovation at Philips' Microcontroller Product Line. "By combining our expertise in 90nm and high-performance ARM processor-based MCUs, we extend our successful LPC2000 ARM7 family-based MCU range with one of the most advanced solutions in the industry."

The LPC3000 family of ARM9 family-based MCUs is designed for advanced applications such as USB OTG-enabled printers and smart card readers that make it easy for consumers to print or transmit data or images without the need for a PC. This new family also provides several power management benefits, including the ability to go into a low-power state until an interrupt or debug request occurs. Peripherals such as integrated USB OTG and full USB Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) host capability eliminate the need for an external controller, reducing power consumption as well as cost. The LPC3000 family also features a multi-level NAND Flash interface, allowing customers to use the highest density and lowest cost flash in the marketplace.

The LPC3000 family products will operate at 200MHz, and feature a vector floating-point coprocessor for full support of single-precision and double-precision calculations at CPU clock speeds.

Samples of the first devices in Philips' LPC3000 family will be available in Q2 2005. The RealView Developer Kit for Philips will be available from mid 2005.

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