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What is a microcontroller?
A microcontroller or MCU is a computer-on-a-chip. It is a type of microprocessor dedicated to execute one task (as opposed to general purpose microprocessor), embedded in another device to control the features of that device thus, the name 'embedded controller'.
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2010-01-22 Transceiver eases ASIC-compliant base station implementation
Maxim Integrated Products has developed the MAX9947 transceiver that provides an autodirection output to facilitate RS-485 bus arbitration in tower-mounted equipment without requiring a microcontroller.
2009-08-03 Touch-interface systems pack haptic controller
Maxim Integrated Products has developed the MAX11810 and MAX11811, the first touch-interface systems with integrated 4-wire touchscreen controllers, haptic controller drivers, and IR-based proximity sensing.
2009-11-03 Touch sense MCUs offer wake-on-touch capability
The MCUs feature a capacitance-to-digital converter that enables best-in-class touch sensing in end products.
2010-07-06 Touch MCUs with LDO operate at 150?A/MHz
Silicon Laboratories Inc. touts the lowest power touch-sense microcontrollers maintaining a 150?A/MHz operation by virtue of an integrated low-dropout (LDO) regulator.
2000-03-20 Total USB solution eases interfacing peripherals
This paper introduces the EZ-USB, a family of 8-bit microcontrollers optimized for full-speed (12Mbps) USB applications. As the name implies, the architecture is designed for "Ease of Use" and takes care of the majority of the USB protocol in hardware, allowing the designer to focus on developing his application function.
2015-02-02 Toshiba's TX04 MCUs target home appliances, industrial apps
Toshiba America touts the TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG microcontrollers based on the ARMCortex-M4F processor. The MCUs include programmable motor driver, 12bit AD converter and Vector Engine technology.
2006-10-06 Toshiba unveils three new MCUs
Toshiba America Electronic Components unveiled two new 16bit MCUs and a new 32bit MCU based on SuperFlash technology.
2007-07-18 Toshiba picks Cortex-M3 for car apps
ARM revealed that Toshiba has selected its Cortex-M3 MCU for use in its automotive applications.
2006-09-08 Toshiba MCU core delivers faster processing, lower frequencies
The latest 8bit MCU core from Toshiba is said to be capable of processing one instruction cycle in a single clock cycle, enabling faster processing at lower frequencies.
2010-09-29 Toshiba licenses ARM Cortex-M0
Toshiba adds ultra-low-power Cortex processor to microcontroller portfolio
2003-09-04 Toshiba licenses ARM core for SoC business
Toshiba Corp. and ARM Ltd have extended their strategic partnership with a new licensing agreement.
2003-10-02 Toshiba adopts SST SuperFlash technology
Toshiba Corp. has licensed Silicon Storage Technology Inc.'s (SST) SuperFlash technology.
2003-03-03 Toshiba 8-bit MCUs target household appliances
The TMP86P20xP series of MCUs from Toshiba Corp. integrates an 8-bit CPU core and 2KB of ROM into a 20-pin plastic DIP package.
2002-01-23 Toshiba 32-bit processor targeted at automotive displays
The TMPR3916F 32-bit MIPS-based microprocessor integrates a dedicated graphics display controller, memory controller and CAN modules to enable compact, system solutions with improved graphics performance.
2000-06-01 Tone Generation Using Recursive Techniques
This application note implements tone generation using recursive techniques. The algorithm for a resonator is developed and implemented using PIC17C42.
2005-01-20 Tiny MCUs come in tiny 3-by-3-by-0.85mm
Philips' new 8bit MCU family with two new devices is targeted at space constrained apps.
2009-11-30 Tiny 6-pin MCUs process 12MIPs at 12MHz
Atmel Corp. has expanded its AVR microcontroller family with three pin- and code-compatible 6-pin picoPower MCUs.
2000-09-07 Timekeeping with the Z8 MCU
This application note describes several software-based methods of timekeeping by using Zilog's Z8 MCUs, with complete code listings.
2010-02-23 TI, S3 Group deliver USB-enabled platform for healthcare apps
Texas Instruments Inc. and S3 Group, a connected healthcare technology solutions company, have developed the Continua Certified USB-enabled platform for building agent healthcare devices.
2008-02-08 TI, MIT develop design technique for ultralow-voltage ICs
A new design technique for low-power ICs has been developed by engineers from Texas Instruments Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2005-06-23 TI, Ember team up in lowest power Zigbee chipset solution
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has collaborated with Ember Corp. to unveil what they claim as the lowest power consuming ZigBee networking and microcontroller (MCU) platform.
2005-06-30 TI, Ember partner on lowest power consuming ZigBee solution
Texas Instruments announced a collaboration with Ember Corp. to unveil what it touts as the world's lowest power consuming ZigBee networking and MCU platform.
2015-04-13 TI updates power management for IoT devices
Texas Instruments' real-time operating system (RTOS) 2.12 update enables longer battery life, a broad range of wireless connectivity, open-source licensing for Android and Windows devices.
2006-10-27 TI unveils MCUs for car instrument cluster apps
Texas Instruments has announced an expansion of its 32bit TMS470 MCU platform, offering new devices for instrument cluster host controller applications.
2013-06-26 TI unveils free web based tool for its InstaSPIN-FOC
Texas Instruments has rolled out a free web-based tool that enables users to test motor technology capability and performance as it applies to application demands.
2006-06-13 TI selects IAR Systems as development tools partner
IAR Systems and Texas Instruments Low Power Wireless announced a partnership where IAR will provide the development tools for TI Low Power Wireless' new Zigbee Starter Kit.
2007-10-01 TI secures e-passport market with FRAM-based chips
Texas Instruments will embark on the secure government ID market with products built around ferroelectric RAM and MCU technologies.
2002-03-08 TI MCUs increase signal-processing rate
Texas Instruments has boosted the signal-processing capabilities of its 16-bit Flash microcontroller line, launching four new members last week that TI said will provide a sustained conversion rate of 380kSa/s from the on-chip ADC.
2005-03-08 TI MCU, analog technology adopted in Recom heart monitoring system
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI)'s MSP430F149 ultra-low power microcontroller (MCU) and analog technologies are key elements for Recom Managed Systems Inc. battery powered high-fidelity biomedical signal processing and recording platform.
2004-04-14 TI MCU simplifies design of medical apps
Designers of portable medical apps can simplify their designs and reduce time-to-market by using the single-chip, ultra-low power MCU from Texas Instruments.
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