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A microcontroller unit (MCU) is a computer SoC that has a processor core, memory and programmable I/O peripherals.
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2004-08-27 Zilog, USA Tech combine e-PORT, eZ80Acclaim! MCU
Zilog Inc. and USA Technologies Inc. have revealed the completion of an innovative application combining USA Technologies' e-Port solution for global transactions and ZiLOG's eZ80Acclaim! family of flash microcontrollers (MCU's).
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.
2007-02-21 ZiLOG unveils new MCU for networking apps
ZiLOG has added to its eZ80Acclaim! line an enhanced MCU designed for Internet/Intranet-based networking and communications applications.
2008-05-13 Zilog partners with ARM for 32bit MCU line
Zilog has extended its MCU market strategy by licensing the ARM Cortex-M3 processor to develop a new family of 32bit-based solutions.
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.
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.
2007-12-18 Zilog intros first 1.8V flash MCU
Zilog has released its first 1.8V low power, 8bit embedded flash MCU, designated as the Z8 Encore! XP F1680 series, which comes with extended peripherals.
2007-12-27 Zilog debuts 1.8V flash MCU
Zilog announced its first 1.8V low power, 8bit embedded flash MCU with extended peripherals.
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.
2005-05-20 Z8 Encore! MCU development kit sells for under $10
For a limited time, just $9.95 is all you need to buy a development kit for Zilog Inc.'s Z8 Encore! XP 8-pin microcontroller.
2007-03-14 Winbond intros MCU line for home appliances
Winbond has introduced the W541 MCU series designed for use in home appliances such as remote controllers, thermometers, pedometers, etc.
2009-05-26 Using the PIC MCU CTMU for temperature measurement
The Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) uses a constant current source to calculate both capacitance changes and the time difference between events. This application note describes the basic concepts of temperature measurement using the CTMU.
2007-04-23 Using the MAX6951/MAX6950 LED display drivers with SPI interface to communicate with the MAXQ2000 MCU
This application note gives a sample code in the MAXQ assembly language that demonstrates how to use the MAXQ2000 SPI module to experiment with MAX6951/MAX6950 functions.
2000-09-06 Using software design techniques to maximize Z8 MCU system noise immunity
This application note provides an introduction to a variety of software techniques that can provide a Z8 MCU-based system with improved noise immunity and reliability of operation.
2000-09-06 Using A Z8 MCU for power phase control
This application note explains how MCUs, in general, and Zilog's Z8 MCUs, in particular, are well suited for power phase control.
2006-04-17 Use a 16bit MCU to drive smart sensor transmitter
Second-generation 4-20mA transmitters use a microprocessor and data converter to condition the signal remotely.
2005-12-07 USB-UART bridge integrates MCU clock generator
Future Technology Devices unveiled the FT232R, the next generation of its USB-UART bridge family. The FT232R includes onboard EEPROM, as well as a master clock generator, 3.3V LDO regulator, reset generator and USB termination resistors.
2006-02-17 USB-stick development tool for TI's MCU goes for $20
Texas Instruments' eZ430-F2013 USB stick-based development tool enables users of its MSP430 MCU architecture to complete an entire MSP430F20xx project from start to finish. The tool is available for only $20.
2010-05-10 USB-packed MCU delivers intelligent supply monitoring
From Maxim Integrated Products comes the MAXQ622 high-performance, 16bit RISC microcontroller with an integrated USB transceiver.
2007-09-26 USB stick tool eases wireless MCU development
Texas Instruments Inc. has announced a new tool for designing embedded systems that combines ultralow-power MSP430 MCU with wireless communications.
2010-09-03 USB MCU touts low power consumption
Microchip expanded its 8-bit and USB microcontroller (MCU) line with the PIC18F47J53. Featuring "XLP technology" for eXtreme Low Power Consumption, the new MCU offers up to 128KB flash program memory and 4KB RAM, giving plenty of code space for Microchip's free USB stack and for application code.
2013-10-09 Understand low-power MCU benchmarking
Know the advantages and traps of different implementations of ultra-low power.
2006-02-27 Two ARM-core MCU targets time-critical industrial control apps
Dualcore has launched its DCIC9907 MCU that contains two ARM 946E cores, two CAN channels, two 10Mbit/100Mbit Ethernet MACs with hardware extension for real-time protocols.
2008-09-12 Turnkey algorithms extend benefits of STM32 MCU
STMicroelectronics has extended its library of functions supporting vector control of electric motors using the 32bit STM32 MCU, with new turnkey algorithms supporting single-shunt sensorless control, control of IPM motors, and field-weakening controls for PMSM motors.
2014-09-10 Touchscreen MCU with face detection: No more dropped calls
The Cypress TMA445A face detection feature prevents unintended touches from accidentally hanging up a call.
2013-07-01 Toshiba MCU offers 1MB flash ROM, 258KB SRAM
The TMPM36BF10FG touts 2KB of backup memory and targets applications such as energy management systems, motor control equipment, communication devices, monitors, printers and POS terminals.
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