Silicon Laboratories Debuts C8051T60x 8-Bit MCU

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced at International IC-China Conference and Exhibition/Embedded Systems Conference-China 2007 the most highly integrated 8-bit MCU combining a 25 MIPS CPU, 10-bit 500 ksps ADC and an internal ±2% oscillator in a 3×3 mm package. The C8051T60x product family adds to Silicon Laboratories’ portfolio of over 60 high-performance Small Form Factor MCUs. The C8051T60x is ideal for consumer and industrial applications including toys, camera modules, cell phone accessories, portable devices, home appliances and motor controllers.

With the highest functional density in the 8-bit MCU market, the C8051T60x enables designers to easily work within space constraints. By using a highly integrated solution, manufacturers are able to decrease the number of external components and board space and ease design while reducing the total system cost. The C8051T60x is also pin-compatible with Silicon Laboratories’ C8051F30x Flash-based MCU family to allow both upgraded and lower-cost product versions without requiring the designer to develop multiple hardware platforms. In addition, the C8051T60x provides a full-featured development kit containing all the hardware and software required to develop an embedded system, including a socket-to-program one-time programmable (OTP) memory.

The C8051T60x incorporates 8 kB of OTP memory, PWM, timers, SMBus and UART. The result is unparalleled performance compared to similarly sized competing chips.

“The C8051T60x is the first mixed-signal 8-bit MCU with unprecedented functionality designed for cost- and space-sensitive applications,” said Derrell Coker, vice president of Silicon Laboratories. “With the highest performance and integration in a small form factor, the C8051T60x enables manufacturers to easily and cost-effectively design high-performance products.”

Pricing and Availability
The C8051T60x Small Form Factor MCU family is available now with pricing beginning at $0.45 in quantities of 10K.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a leading designer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of applications. Silicon Laboratories’ diverse portfolio of highly-integrated, patented solutions is developed by a world-class engineering team with decades of cumulative expertise in cutting-edge mixed-signal design. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales and applications offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.