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New MCU/MPU modules, peripherals debut

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:electrocardiograph? Wi-Fi? Ethernet? microcontroller? peripheral modules?

Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled four new processor modules and two interchangeable peripheral modules for its Tower System development platform.

The company said the new MCU/MPU development boards offer new functionality for advanced development and rapid prototyping for medical, industrial and multi-market applications. They are targeted for medical, precision analog, ultra-low-power, motor control, power conversion or network-connected industrial applications and offer 802.11n Wi-Fi, as well as enhanced serial and electrocardiography capabilities.

The MCF5441X module (TWR-MCF5441X) for prototyping network-connected industrial applications has an on-board ColdFire V4 MCF5441X device and includes integrated analog, an L2 switch and dual 10/100 Ethernet with IEEE 1588 time-stamping. The MCF51MM module (TWR-MCF51MM) is a new development tool for the ColdFire V1 MCF51MM256 microcontroller designed for medical, instrumentation and industrial control applications and features ultra-low-power operation, USB connectivity, graphic display support and precise measurement accuracy. The S08MM128 module (TWR-S08MM128), also meant for the medical market, offers ultra-low-power operation, USB connectivity, graphic display support and measurement precision all in a single, 8-bit microcontroller, while the 56F8257 Digital Signal Controller module (TWR-56F8257) features the onboard MCF56F8257 device, nine LEDs, four thermistors, and a controller area network (CAN) transceiver, among others.

The peripheral modules include the Wi-Fi module (TWR-WIFI-RS2101), which uses Redpine Signals' RS9110-N-11-21 Connect-io-nTM Wi-Fi module; the Enhanced Serial module (TWR-SER2), which enables high-speed connectivity through dual Ethernet and high-speed USB; and the Electrocardiograph module (MED-EKG), which is designed specifically for use with the S08MM128 and MCF51MM MCU modules for EKG signal detection.

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