NEC enhances CPU peripheral line - Embedded.com

NEC enhances CPU peripheral line

Santa Clara, Calif.—Enhancing its lineup of CPU peripherals, NEC Electronics America Inc. has introduced three ASSPs, including a universal synchronous/asynchronous receiver transmitter (USART), a programmable timer/counter and a parallel interface unit (PIU) for standard applications such as computers, office equipment, communications equipment, test and measurement equipment, and home electronic appliances.

Based on NEC Electronics' established 0.5-micron CMOS process, the uPD65881GB-P0x series of ASSPs are functionally compatible with the industry-known uPD7105x and uPD825x support chips and provide designers with an easy migration path, a stable supply source and long-term product support.

The uPD65881GB-P0x series are designed for operation at 5V and are available in a 44-pin plastic quad flat pack (QFP) package. In addition to being lead-free to meet current RoHS regulations, all three devices are qualified to support industrial temperature ranges of -40°C to 85°C.

The uPD65881GB-P01 programmable timer/counter delivers high-performance functionality for control of CPU timing by incorporating a range of features, including three independently operated 16-bit counters and six count modes for each counter.

The uPD65881GB-P02 USART is capable of synchronous, asynchronous or bisynchronous serial communication with standard microcontrollers (MCUs). Features include low-power standby mode, error detection for parity, overrun and framing and compatibility with the previous-generation uPD71051 and uPD8251 USARTs.

The uPD65881GB-P03 PIU delivers operations ranging from basic input/output up to high-level handshake protocols. The PIU is MCU-compatible and features three 8-bit I/O ports, three programmable operating modes and no-wait operation.

Pricing: Starts at $3.43 each.
Availability: The uPD65881GB-P0x devices are available now through Avnet Electronics Marketing (em.avnet.com). Customers with appropriate applications may request free samples from Avnet. For complete details on ordering free samples, visit Avnet Electronics Marketing's “Special Offer” page at em.avnet.com/neccpuperipherals.
Datasheets: uPD65881GB-P01, uPD65881GB-P02 and uPD65881GB-P03.

NEC Electronics America Inc., www.am.necel.com

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