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Mitsubishi Electric Offers M16C/26 Microcontroller

October 27, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced its new M16C/26 (M3026x) 16-bit microcontroller (MCU), which integrates a voltage-down converter that allows the device to operate at a full rated speed of 20MHz while consuming between 3V to 5V. When operating at 10MHz, power consumption drops to <3V.

Targeted at consumer, industrial and automotive control applications, the MCU features proprietary Hyper New DINOR Flash technology that creates memory cells with enough margin in operations and characteristics to eliminate bit failures and setting in-process screening steps to remove defect-induced, data-retention failures. The M16C/26 is capable of 100,000 erase/write cycles.

Available in a 7mm x 7mm, 48-pin, QFP casing, the MCU integrates 16KB, 32KB, 48KB or 64KB of Flash memory; 1KB, 2KB, 4KB or 10KB of RAM; and 4KB of virtual EEPROM. The MCU also has eight 16-bit timers, a watchdog timer, an eight-channel analog-to-digital converter, a three-channel UART, 38 programmable I/Os, a system clock generator, a two-channel DMA controller, and a three-phase motor-control circuit.