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New 8-bit MCU delivers flexible feature set

Focusing on designers having to work with tight budgets, STMicroelectronics has introduced an 8-bit STM8S001 microcontroller (MCU) in the SO-8 package.

The STM8S001 has I2C, UART, and SPI interfaces, providing a number of versatile connectivity options and comes with 8KB in Flash memory, 1KB RAM, 128-byte EEPROM, and 3-channel 10-bit ADC also on-chip.

Additional features include five GPIOs, one 8-bit and two 16-bit timers, and an internal RC oscillator that allows flexible clock control from 128kHz to 16MHz. There is also a Single-Wire Interface Module (SWIM) for programming and debugging.

Fully specified from -40°C to 125°C and featuring the STM8 core operating at 16MHz, the STM8S001 is intended for industrial devices like smart sensors and lighting controls, as well as consumer products such as toys, small appliances, personal electronics, PC peripherals and battery chargers.

A Discovery kit will be available in Q4 2017.