Gleichmann Showcases NEC 16-Bit and 32-Bit All Flash MCUs

Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH will present NEC Electronics’ newest All Flash(TM) devices in Hall 12, Booth 466 at embedded world 2007 in Nuremberg, 13-15 February 2007. The latest devices offer up to twice the memory and a significant increase in pin counts compared to previous devices. They include new 32-bit MCUs of the V850ES/Fx3, V850ES/Sx3 and V850ES/Jx3 series with up to 1 megabyte of flash memory and more than 20 new 16-bit 78K0R/Kx3 MCUs with up to 512 kilobytes of on-chip flash memory.

NEC Electronics 16-Bit and 32-Bit All Flash MCUs

All devices are based on advanced 0.15-micron processes using SuperFlash(R) technology by Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. Thanks to varied, integrated peripheral functions, the new 16-bit and 32-bit MCUs help to significantly reduce the number of parts required in e.g.: motor control applications, heating control systems, measuring instruments as well as battery and display applications.

During the design of the V850ES/Fx3, V850ES/Sx3 and V850ES/Jx3 MCUs, special attention was given to ensure the greatest possible compatibility with the previous “x2″ generation. Some of the new features include an increased clock frequency of 32/48 MHz and an internal 8 MHz oscillator, which allows a fast wakeup from standby or sleep modes and an energy efficient operation of the device. Also, for the first time, a device in a 176-pin package is available. The new V850ES/Fx3 and V850ES/Sx3 series, with up to 1 megabyte of on-chip flash and integrated data flash, are particularly interesting for use in CAN, automotive and infotainment applications.

The new 16-bit 78K0R/Kx3 series MCUs, with optional 64, 80, 100, 128 or 144-pins, do not only distinguish themselves with 512 kilobytes of on-chip flash memory and up to 30 kilobytes RAM, but also because of their excellent power/performance ratio of only 1.8 mW/MIPS. Moreover, features such as the three stage pipeline enable the CISC architecture high speed operation of up to 13 MIPS. At 20 MHz clock frequency, the minimum instruction execution time is a mere 50ns.

An internal oscillator, a voltage detector, a watchdog, an innovative and highly flexible 16-bit timer block and a real-time clock are standard features of the new 16-bit controllers. Beyond that, multiple serial interfaces, combined in a special serial array unit, guarantee a high level of flexibility.

Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH provides an array of tools to support efficient development of all new 16-bit and 32-bit MCUs from NEC Electronics. In addition to the IECUBE, the MINICUBE2, is also offered. The MINICUBE2 debugger / full flash programmer combination, makes it simple to develop and test MCU programs in a single tool supporting all current 8-, 16- and 32-bit product families from NEC Electronics.

Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH
Since its foundation in 1979, Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH has established itself as one of the leading high-tech distributors of electronic components in Europe. Our success is founded on the customer’s clear benefits of using a company whose focus is on highly sophisticated components such as microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, graphic displays and customized battery solutions. Our highly motivated and skilled field application engineers provide assistance and competent advice throughout all stages of a customer’s design. Gleichmann & Co Electronics GmbH leads the way in custom design services, owning two ASIC design centers, a research laboratory and a programming centre, which is unique in Europe.

NEC Electronics Europe GmbH
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) specializes in semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system solutions for the mobile handset, PC peripherals, automotive and digital consumer markets, and platform solutions for a wide range of customer applications.