07 January 2008 MCUs break 50cent barrier Flash microcontrollers intended for highly cost sensitive applications have been launched by STMicroelectronics. The ST7FOX series offers up to 8kbyte of on chip flash and all devices are said to cost less than 50cents. Part of the ST7 mcu family, the new devices boast a simplified feature set and operate from a +5V power supply. Packaging options include dip, so8 and lqfp, with 8 to 32pins. Designed to meet needs for reliable low end and low cost MCUs for cost critical applications, the devices offer an upgrade path to the ST7Lite family. Samples of the devices are now available. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article Websites http://www.st.com Companies ST Microelectronics Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. 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.