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LAPIS adds 16bit low-power noise-resistant MCUs

Posted: 05 Feb 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Microcontrollers? home appliances? industrial equipment? noise resistance?

LAPIS Semiconductor recently announced the development of the ML620150 (of the ML620100 series), a family of 16bit low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring noise resistance and high-temperature compatibility, ideal for home electronics and industrial equipment equipped with a motor, compressor, heater or other noise-generating components.

The announcement of the ML620150 family comes on the heels of the ML620500 series which was released in September last year. In addition to LAPIS Semiconductor's low-power consumption design technology, this new series utilises original noise resistance circuitry in compliance with IEC61000-4-2 test standards. The microcontrollers are highly resistant to noise, eliminating the need for additional noise countermeasures. They also feature a wide operating temperature range, from -40C to +105C, making them suitable for use in high temperature environments. In addition, 4ch 16bit PWM output enables control of IGBTs, providing compatibility with rice cookers, bread machines, induction heaters and other high power applications.

A large number of consumer electronics devices and industrial equipment use motors, compressors, heaters and other parts that generate noise. Some home electronics in particular work using the same power supply line in the kitchen, where countermeasures against power supply noise such as a system level shield are required. Also, many appliances and industrial equipment are exposed to high temperature environments due to the heat generated by motors and heaters, and therefore require stable operation at high temperatures.

ML620150

At the same time, although 8bit MCUs have been widely adopted in consumer electronics, the need to provide greater comfort and convenience is driving automation, greater functionality, more accurate sensors, and higher MCU performance, leading to a shift towards 16bit microcontrollers.

LAPIS Semiconductor offers a total of nine 16bit low power microcontroller products in three different memory capacities and three package types.





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