Spansion adds 96 new MCUs for industrial IoT -

Spansion adds 96 new MCUs for industrial IoT

Spansion Inc. has added 96 new products to the Spansion FM4 Family of flexible microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the ARM Cortex-M4F core, the new S6E2C MCUs boast a 200 MHz operating frequency and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMIs) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The rich set of peripherals and large memory allow single-chip solutions for a wide variety of applications including factory automation, industrial Internet of Things (IoT), motor control, office automation, building management systems, smart meters, digital cameras and multi-function printers.

Spansion series MCUs are based on ARM Cortex-M4F with a maximum operating frequency of 200 MHz. The architecture is optimized for efficient data movement with a 16kB flash accelerator, allowing zero wait state execution. Peripheral-to-RAM and RAM-to-peripheral data movement is possible without CPU intervention by either an 8-channel DMA or the unique and powerful descriptor system data transfer controller (DSTC).

Spansion flash has a native 72 MHz access speed. The flash memory is divided into two independent sections which allows one to be erased and programmed while the other runs code. The high-density RAM supports the large memory requirements of operating systems and is very useful for buffering audio information or Ethernet traffic.

Other features: The S6E2C MCUs support more than a dozen different communications and memory interfaces. Spansion has boosted the motor control functionality by including 3 high-speed analog-to-digital converters and 3 complex timer blocks. Industrial and safety critical applications benefit from the programmable cyclic redundancy check for memory validation, flash ECC, a clock supervisor and dual watchdog timers.

Spansion S6E2C series MCU samples are shipping now and production volumes will be available in the first quarter of 2015 starting at $10.00 per unit for minimum volumes of 1,500 units.

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