V850ES/Jx3-L 32-bit microcontroller family sets new standards in low power consumption

New MCUs require only 0.9 mW/DMIPS of power

Stuttgart, (PresseBox) - Gleichmann Electronics will present NEC Electronics' new V850ES/Jx3-L 32 bit microcontroller family in Hall 9, Booth 235 at embedded world 2008 in Nuremberg, Germany, 26-28 February 2008. This new family is a further enhancement to NEC Electronics' All Flash microcontroller line-up and offers new levels of energy saving to power-sensitive applications such as multi-phase electricity meters, high-end blood glucose meters, ZigBee routers, gateways, point of sale terminals or test and measurement equipment.

The new V850ES/Jx3-L family features extremely low power consumption. The devices set new standards in energy saving; they require only 0.9 mW/DMIPS of power in active mode and draw as little as 1.5 ìA in stop mode.

Despite low power consumption, the V850ES/Jx3-L family makes no compromise on performance or peripherals. The 32 bit microcontrollers are based on the popular V850ES RISC CPU core running at up to 20 MHz and provide either 128KB or 256KB of Flash memory and up to 16KB of embedded RAM. Thanks to their highly efficient pipeline architecture and integrated DSP functions, the devices are capable of high-end mathematical operations.

Moreover, the V850ES/Jx3-L family offers a number of on-chip features, which contribute to reducing component count and system cost whilst simultaneously increasing system reliability. Watchdog, power-on reset and low-voltage detection are standard. Despite low voltage operation of 2.2 V to 3.6 V, the V850ES/Jx3-L family offers 5V-tolerant I/O ports, hence making an additional cost saving on external level shifters.

Furthermore, the new microcontroller family includes seven serial communications channels, which allow a flexible selection of the operating mode and the required functions. Numerous UARTs, I2C interfaces or clocked serial interface (CSI) are available to the user.

Additional features of the V850ES/Jx3-L family include an integrated cyclic redundancy check (CRC) circuit and a hardware multiplier for faster algorithm execution. An external bus interface for additional memory expansion, highly flexible one and three phase 16-bit timers, watch timer, up to 12 channels for A/D conversion and up to two channels for D/A conversion, a DMA controller with four independent DMA channels and on-chip debug functions complete the highly efficient chip design.

The V850ES/Jx3-L family is pin and functional compatible to existing generations of the V850 All Flash range. The 80-pin package and 12 mm2 (LQFP fine pitch) as well as 14 mm2 (standard package) contribute to a reduction in the size of portable equipment. An optional 100-pin version in a 14 mm2 LQFP fine pitch or a 14 x 20 mm package is also available.

In addition to compiler suites from IAR Systems and Green Hills, a number of different tools – including a starter kit MINICUBE2 for on-chip debugging, IECUBE for full trace and emulation and the new PG-FP5 Flash programmer – are available to the user for development. The starter kit and first samples of the V850ES/Jx3L family are available now. Mass production is expected to begin in March of 2008.

NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH

NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH, headquartered in Duesseldorf, Germany, is a leading developer and supplier of semiconductor products in Europe. Committed to meeting customers' cost, performance and time-to-market requirements, the company offers solutions ranging from standard products to system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, as well as customized products for next-generation designs. Our customers also benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing from the global production network of our parent company, NEC Electronics Corporation. Additionally, NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH is the exclusive European sales and marketing channel of LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies Ltd.. For more information visit http://www.eu.necel.com.

MSC Technologies GmbH

Founded in 1979, Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH, in the same company group with MSC Vertriebs GmbH, has established itself as one of the leading pan-European distributors of electronic assemblies and components. One of the reasons for the high acceptance by customers and suppliers is the company's early focus on comparatively few, highly sophisticated products such as microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, displays and customer specific power supplies. From this, the resulting in-depth technical know-how of our sales engineers and field application engineers today enables us, if required by the customer, even implementation of complete new designs right up to the finished product. With two of its own ASIC design centers, the Gleichmann research laboratory in Austria and one of the largest and most modern programming centers in Europe, Gleichmann Electronics takes a leading role in terms of service and customer support. More information can be found at: www.msc-ge.com

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