EM introduces new 0.9V Ultra Low Voltage 8bit Flash Microcontroller Family
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The EM6819 is capable of working with a single 1.5V battery;
MARIN, Switzerland – October 16, 2008 – EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group, announces the EM6819, a new 8bit Flash Microcontroller capable of working with a single 1.5V battery. The circuit integrates an On-Chip Temperature Sensor, 10bits ADC and OpAmp.
The EM6819's advanced power management covers the full supply voltage range from 0.9V up to 3.6V without the need for external components. It offers a unified general purpose non-volatile memory (GPNVM) for Data (up to 12kB) and program code (up to 17kB) with user defined memory allocation between the two. A built-in self- write feature allows easy software field updates.
Internal anti-counterfeit functions ensure full instruction code protection.
Using its embedded DC-DC the EM6819 creates up to 3.3V stable supply voltage and is capable of delivering 40mA at 0.9V. Increased current is available for higher battery voltages. A blue 3.3V LED can directly be lit from 0.9V.
Accurate RC clock frequency generation (1%) is offered (pre-trimming and SW on-chip temperature compensation).
Five individual oscillators are available to configure system clocking allowing micro controller operations up to 7.5 MIPS.
Using EM Microelectronic's lower power IC technology, the device operates in active mode at 1mA @15MHz and at 400nA in power down mode.
The new microcontroller is available in several memory sizes and functional configurations.
The integrated power management makes the EM6819 ideal for use in portable and battery powered platforms as well as consumer and industrial applications.
The EM6819 is made available in a series of packages (SOP08 up to TSSOP28, QFN32).
EM Microelectronic also offers professional development support tools with enhanced debug-on-chip and in-system programming interfaces.