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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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2005-01-12 100-pin 8bit MCU eliminates need for external LCD drivers
Toshiba expanded its family of high-performance CMOS 8bit MCUs with a device that integrates 32KB of flash memory, an LCD driver circuit, and key peripherals and interfaces.
2010-09-06 1.8A dual POL regulator comes in a small MLPQ package
Semtech Corp. launched the SC283, which the maker says is currently the smallest 1.8A dual-channel regulator for point-of-load (POL) applications. The device incorporates two step-down regulators in an ultra-small, low-profile 2mm x 3mm x 0.8mm, 18-pad MLPQ package, also with integrated VID pins.
2009-02-03 1.25A step-down regulators fit battery apps
Linear Technology Corp. has released the LTC3565 high efficiency synchronous step-down regulator which can deliver up to 1.25A of continuous output current from a 3mm x 3mm DFN package.
2015-03-16 1,600 lose jobs in Cypress-Spansion merger
The merger of Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion will result in layoffs of 1,600 employees worldwide, or 20 per cent of their combined workforces, according to an internal memo.
2004-07-16 'Duality' as key cornerstone for automotive apps
Dialog Semiconductor sees an increase in manufacturing 'duality' for mobile phones and automobile electronics.
2015-03-27 $10k worth of components up for grabs in IoT design contest
The contest runs from now until through July 17, 2015, with three winners to be announced on August 3, 2015. Visitors to the www.YourIoTContest.com site will vote to decide on 15 finalists.
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