Gleichmann Announces NEC's 8-bit 78K0/Lx3 Microcontrollers

NEC Electronics’ new 8-bit 78K0/Lx3 microcontrollers (MCUs) include on-chip drivers for 88 to 288 liquid crystal display (LCD) segments. The new MCUs are available with 8 kilobytes (KB) to 60 KB of embedded flash memory and RAM from 512 bytes to 2 KB, in pin counts ranging from 48 to 80. Key features include: three ADC options (no ADC, 10-bit SAR ADC, 16-bit Delta-Sigma ADC and 10-bit SAR ADC), 8 MHz internal high speed oscillator, RTC having counter for year, month, week, day, hour, minute, second, on-chip debug function, watchdog timer, on-chip power on clear (POC), on-chip clock and buzzer output functions, on-chip key interrupt function as well as remote controller receiver.

NEC 8-bit 78K0/Lx3 Microcontrollers (MCUs)The simple and secure programmable (with boot swap function) 78K0/Lx3 MCUs use the same 0.15-micron process technology and SuperFlash(R) technology licensed from Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. as NEC Electronics’ previous 78K0/Lx2 MCUs. With a supply voltage of 1.8 to 5.5 V, extremely low power consumption levels (less than 5 mA in the run mode and only 2.5 µA, when RTC is running with 32 kHz subclock) and an operating ambient temperature range of -40 to +85°C, these devices are ideal for portable applications with LCD readouts and strict power consumption requirements.

NEC Electronics’ 78K0/Lx3 MCUs are supported by numerous development tools starting from low-cost starter kits, on-chip debuggers and flash programmers to fully featured emulators. All tools are supported by the compiler manufacturer IAR Systems.

Detailed product information for NEC Electronics’ new 8-bit 78K0/Lx3 microcontrollers is available now from Gleichmann Electronics. Samples of the devices will be available in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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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) GmbHNEC 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. NEC Electronics Corporation has 25 subsidiaries worldwide.