Microcontrollers

Microcontrollers – whether 8, 16 or 32bit – are all around us: at home, at work, in our cars and in industrial systems. Reflecting this abundance, the market for microcontrollers is worth more than $16billion a year and growing strongly.

The market was once dominated by 8bit parts, but the price performance advantage of ARM based 32bit devices, along with the need to accommodate more complex software, is starting a move from 8bit to 32bit mcus. And this is accompanied by the appearance of multicore devices.

In this section, New Electronics brings you the latest on the microcontroller market.

AllegroMicro launches new speed sensor IC

Allegro Microsystems has released the A17301, a new Hall effect sensor IC intended for two-wheeled vehicles, particularly in position and timing applications like speedometers and tachometers for engine control.

ST makes ultra-low-power MCU family more accessible

STM32L0x0 Value Line microcontrollers (MCUs) from STMicroelectronics have been developed to provide engineers with a low-cost entry point to the STM32L0 series, delivering ultra-low-power technology and efficient 32-bit performance with the Arm Cortex-M0+ core for designs with tight cost, size, or power constraints.

Mouser stocks sensor module MS4 dev kits

Mouser is now stocking the AmbiMate sensor module MS4 development kits from TE Connectivity (TE). The development kits enable global engineering and development teams to build prototypes and evaluation boards for systems incorporating TE’s AmbiMate MS4 Series sensor modules.?

Increased system performance in closed-loop control

Microchip has released two families of new 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC18 Q10 and ATtiny1607 feature multiple intelligent Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that aim to simplify development and enable a quick response time to system events.

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