06 November 2012 Fujitsu expands line up of 32bit general purpose mcus Fujitsu Semiconductor has announced two new families of 32bit general purpose microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0+ cores. Anticipated for a summer 2013 launch, the ARM Cortex-M4 based FM4 family of risc mcus will feature sdram and sd card interface functions as well as an expanded package line up. The series will also feature a range of timers and serial communication functions – all supplied with flash. Inverter control functions, various communication functions, plus CAN, usb 2.0 and Ethernet support, will be integrated as standard. Employing a low power Cortex-M0+ core and featuring the same peripheral functions of the FM3 family, Fujitsu claims the FM0+ devices offer a 10% increase in processing performance compared to the previous Cortex-M0 modules, reducing power consumption by a third. The devices have a target operating current of 70µA/MHz and a standby current of 0.7µA, making them suitable for instrumentation applications that require low power consumption, such as battery operated devices and electronic metres. Enhancements have also been made to Fujitsu's existing FM3 product line. It is now intending to offer a total of 570 products in the range by 2013, compared to the 463 it had initially planned. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.fujitsu.com/emea/ Companies Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.