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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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2008-08-19 8-, 16- and 32bit single-chip microcontroller flash protection features
NEC devices offer a state of the art protection of the flash contents against a fraudulent read-out of the flash contents.
2010-08-23 6ch microcontroller enables zoned cooling
Maxim introduces its MAX31782, a system management microcontroller that utilizes six temperature measurement channels with six channels of closed-loop fan control.
2010-08-09 32bit microcontroller supports industrial devices, automotives
The SH-2 and SH-2A from Renesas Electronics are 32bit RISC core-based microcontrollers designed for industrial and automotive adoption.
2010-09-16 32-bit microcontroller design tool kit available
STMicroelectronics releases hardware development platform for STM32 line of 32-bit microcontrollers
1999-10-29 16bit microcontroller C167R with full-CAN module: Tuning up automotive networks with the CAN bus
Serial CAN buses in motor vehicles simplify monitoring of the engine management system as well as wiring. For networking of auto-motive electronic systems, Siemens has added the SAB C167CR-LM microcontroller with integrated full-CAN module to its 16bit product family.
2008-06-11 1-Wire communication with PIC microcontroller
Sashavalli Maniyar introduces users to the 1-Wire communication protocol, as well as describes how a 1-Wire device can be interfaced with PIC MCUs.
2004-03-02 Zilog, CMX offer "off-the-shelf" TCP/IP connectivity
Zilog and CMX Systems have announced the availability of the CMX-MicroNet TCP/IP stack and the CMX-RTX RTOS ported to the Zilog eZ80Acclaim!.
2005-11-22 ZiLOG's new Crimzon MCU offers on-chip "learning" capability
ZiLOG's ZLP12840 Crimzon MCU family offers an 'on-chip' ability to learn codes from other infrared remote controls via a learning circuit.
2000-09-07 Zilog Z8 MCU I/O expander module
This application note explains how ROMless mode, which is supported by the Z8 MCU family of devices, may be used without sacrificing the normal I/O function of Port0 and Port1, and without adding additional hardware complications.
2004-10-08 Zilog unveils new version of ZTP software suite
Zilog has launched a new version of ZTP that offers standard network connectivity across a wide range of apps.
2005-04-25 ZiLOG unveils 8KB Flash memory
ZiLOG expanded its Z8 Encore! XP MCU line up with the release of the F08xA, an 8KB flash memory. This addition extends the flash memory range of the Z8 Encore! XP family to include 1-, 2-, 4- and 8KB varieties.
2006-10-25 Zilog to increase investment in Shanghai center
Zilog disclosed its plan to increase investment in its Shanghai design center so that it can be more responsive to its increasing number of local customers.
2006-04-21 ZiLOG to establish two research facilities with Jiliang University
ZiLOG announced that it has signed a five-year agreement with the China Jiliang University in Hangzhou, China to establish two research facilities in Jiliang University's campus.
2005-05-03 Zilog teams with Japan's Yokogawa for third-party programming
Zilog Inc. has entered into a strategic relationship with Japanese device programmer Yokogawa Digital Computer Corp.
2005-05-09 ZiLOG offers seamless migration between product lines
Fully compatible with other Z8 Encore! and Z8 Encore! XP MCUs, ZiLOG's new devices promise to provide customers with a seamless migration path between product lines.
2004-11-08 Zilog offers customers MCU support
Zilog announced the availability of its Smart Flash Programmer portfolio of in-circuit flash MCU programming software.
2006-01-31 ZiLOG MCU to power Hauppauge's TV tuner card
ZiLOG's Z8 Encore! F08 Flash microcontroller family will power the advanced remote control functions of Hauppauge Computer Works' WinTV-PVR-150 board.
2004-11-23 Zilog MCU offers improved costs, power efficiency
Zilog released a new family of microcontrollers that promises to achieve significant improvements in cost and power efficiency.
2005-12-20 ZiLOG MCU in ARRIS E-MTA with VoIP
ZiLOG announced that ARRIS has selected its Z8 Encore! XP MCU for use in the design of its next-generation Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adaptor (E-MTA) with VoIP, the Touchstone Telephony Modem TM502.
2005-02-14 Zilog IR solutions power latest electronic gadgets
Zilog Inc. has announced that its Crimzon IR family of 8bit solutions is powering one of the latest electronic gadgets, the TV-B-Gone.
2004-09-22 Zilog IR ROM MCU consumes 6mW
Zilog rolled out of its new Crimzon ZLR32300 IR ROM MCU family that is 100 percent software compatible with the company's current Crimzon family of OTP IR MCUs.
2005-10-05 ZiLOG flash MCUs eye BLDC, AC induction motor control apps
ZiLOG launched its Z8 Encore! MC family, a new generation of flash MCUs targeted at sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) and AC Induction motor control applications.
2004-12-22 Zilog expands Z8 Encore! Family
Zilog announced an extension to its current Z8 Encore! Flash microcontroller family to include devices with lower memory sizes.
2005-07-07 ZiLOG attacks IR remote control market with its new 8bit MCUs
ZiLOG disclosed it is adding two new series of devices specifically targeted at low-cost infrared applications.
2004-08-26 Zilog announces ROM-based MCU
Zilog unveiled a migration path to high volume MCU production with the roll out of its Crimzon ZLR16300.
2003-05-13 ZiLOG 8-bit MCUs have 8KB of Flash
ZiLOG has expanded its Z8 Encore! family of 8-bit MCUs with the addition of new models that feature up to 8KB of high-speed Flash memory.
2007-03-01 Zigbee vet strives to reduce cost of solutions
Wireless microcontroller specialist Jennic is putting the marker down for next-generation Zigbee-compliant devices at sub-$2 prices in 100,000-plus units.
2010-06-25 Zigbee modules pack SPI for high-speed throughput
Digi International is rolling out a new line of XBee and XBee-PRO ZB embedded Zigbee modules with SPI to deliver high-speed throughput and optimized integration.
2006-01-11 ZigBee modules extend to sensor-based products
Jennic has announced the availability of a new range of IEEE802.15.4 / ZigBee modules enabling rapid development of wireless sensor based products.
2004-06-23 ZigBee member shifts to India for wireless R&D
Airbee Wireless Inc., a ZigBee Alliance member, has established a research and development center in the south Indian city of Chennai.
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