Fujitsu Microelectronics Offers New Series of Low-Pin-Count 8-bit MCUs


    
    MB95300 Series Provides Flash Memory, Flash Security, Low Power, and
    Integrated Features to Minimize System Cost




    
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<p><span class="xn-location">SUNNYVALE</span>, Calif., <span class="xn-chron">April 26</span> /CNW/ -- Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) today extended its family of low-pin-count 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) by introducing a new series that features LCD control, brushless DC motor control, and I2C capabilities for consumer appliances, home healthcare devices and industrial equipment.</p>
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<p>The new MB95300 series extends the F2MC-8FX family of high-performance 8-bit MCUs, incorporating flash memory that can be erased and rewritten 100,000 times (even while a program is running) with data retention guaranteed for 20 years. The series also includes a flash security function to protect customer software from unauthorized access by external programs. The flash supports on-chip EEPROM emulation, eliminating the cost of an external chip.</p>
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<p>The series employs one-line on-chip debug, which requires only a single MCU pin. The embedded oscillator circuit maximizes the number of pins available for use in consumer appliances, electric tools, and consumer electronics designs. Each MCU embeds a resistance-capacitance (RC) oscillator, low voltage detection circuit, and watchdog timer, reducing the need for external components and lowering the total system cost.</p>
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<p>The MB95310L and MB95370L low-pin-count MCUs, which contain embedded LCD controllers, support 1.8V operation using batteries for home healthcare devices such as blood pressure meters and glucose meters. The MCUs also have a full complement of timers and communication functions along with high-precision A/C converters.</p>
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<p>The MB95330H series supports brushless DC motor control functionality, which enables designers to develop a three-phase motor control that can be implemented in dishwashers, air conditioners, PC cooling fans, and other applications.</p>
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<p>The MB95350L series is available with an I2C interface that supports up to two channels, making it suitable as a sub-controller in a television or air-conditioning remote controller.</p>
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    Pricing and Availability

    
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<p>Samples for all products will be available in <span class="xn-chron">May 2010</span> and production quantities in <span class="xn-chron">July 2010</span>. Prices are <span class="xn-money">$4.30</span> each in sample quantities for the MB95310L, <span class="xn-money">$3.20</span> for the MB95330H, <span class="xn-money">$2.70</span> for the MB95350L and <span class="xn-money">$3.20</span> for the MB95370L.</p>
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    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

    
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<p>Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the wireless, automotive, consumer, and other markets throughout North and <span class="xn-location">South America</span>. For product information, visit the company's website at <a href="http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/">http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/</a>, e-mail <a href="mailto:inquiry@fma.fujitsu.com">inquiry@fma.fujitsu.com</a> or call 1-800-866-8608.</p>
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    Reference Material:

    The MB95200 Series LPC MCU fact sheet is available at this URL:

    http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/pdf/LPC_FS_042110.pdf

    A high-resolution device photo is available at this URL:

    
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<p><a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/imagelib/mcu/highres/LPC_300_Series.j">http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/MICRO/fma/imagelib/mcu/highres/LPC_300_Series.j</a> pg</p>
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<p>All product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc., +1-408-737-5647, eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com; or Dick Davies of IPRA, +1-415-652-7515, ipra@mindspring.com, for Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. Web Site: http://www.fma.fujitsu.com

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