Articles and news - Microcontrollers - 2

Create Cloud-Connected Embedded Systems Microchip Technology
Create Cloud-Connected Embedded Systems with Microchip Technology and Amazon Web Services' Expanded Offerings

Cloud-connected systems are becoming increasingly important across a wide range of industries. From agriculture to smart cities and consumer to industrial, real-time accessibility to systems and data is a game-changing element for these industries, accelerating both the pace and efficiency of business...

STM8 Nucleo Boards STMicroelectronics Connect 8-bit
STM8 Nucleo Boards from STMicroelectronics Connect 8-bit Projects to Open-Source Hardware Resources

STMicroelectronics has introduced two STM8 Nucleo development boards, letting the 8-bit world experience the ease of access and extensibility already proven with the STM32 Nucleo range...

Increase Functionality Sensor Nodes New 8-bit
Increase Functionality in Sensor Nodes with New 8-bit tinyAVR MCUs

AVR microcontrollers have long been used to create highly responsive sensor nodes because of their cost effectiveness and ease of implementation. To enhance the capability and responsiveness of applications in these settings, Microchip Technology has expanded its tinyAVR MCU series...

surprising differences between ARM MCU cores
The surprising differences between ARM MCU cores that appear to be identical

There are many reasons why the ARM Cortex-M series of processor cores has come to dominate the market for 32bit microcontrollers. Across the many varieties of Cortex-M cores, design engineers can choose from an array of performance, power consumption and communications capabilities, allowing them to find an ARM based MCU which will be suitable for almost any application...

Integration its core New MSP430 MCUs
Integration at its core: New MSP430 MCUs offer configurable signal-chain elements for sensing applications

Texas Instruments announced the addition of new microcontrollers with integrated signal-chain elements and an extended operating temperature range to its MSP430™ value line portfolio. New MSP430FR2355 ferroelectric random access memory MCUs allow developers to reduce printed circuit board...

Increase System Performance Closed-loop Control Applications
Increase System Performance in Closed-loop Control Applications with New PIC and AVR MCUs

From pool pumps to air handling units, closed-loop control is one of the most fundamental tasks performed by embedded systems. Advancements in the architecture of PIC and AVR 8-bit microcontrollers have optimized the devices for implementing closed-loop control...

Maxim Low-Power Microcontrollers Extend Battery Life
Maxim's Low-Power Microcontrollers Extend Battery Life for Wearables and Other Compact Devices

Designers of internet of things sensors, environmental sensors, smartwatches, medical/preventive health wearables, and other size-constrained devices can now increase battery life and functionality using the ultra-low power MAX32660 and MAX32652 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated Products...

Single-port pin drives dual LED
Single-port pin drives dual LED

Most current microcontrollers offer I/O ports that can change their functions during program execution. As outputs, the circuits can sink and source reasonably large amounts of current. This Design Idea shows three alternative methods...

New robust noise-immune capacitive-sensing MCUs TI
New robust, noise-immune capacitive-sensing MCUs from TI bring touch control to cost-sensitive industrial applications

Bringing capacitive-sensing capabilities to cost-sensitive applications, Texas Instruments announced an expansion of its MSP430 microcontroller family with CapTIvate™ technology. Developers can use the new MSP430FR2512 and MSP430FR2522 MCUs with integrated capacitive touch to add as many as 16 buttons as well as proximity sensing...

Lowest-power multi-standard multi-band MCUs connect building
Lowest-power multi-standard, multi-band MCUs connect the building, factory and grid via Thread, Zigbee, Bluetooth 5 and Sub-1 GHz

To meet growing connectivity needs for buildings, factories and the grid, Texas Instruments introduced its newest SimpleLink wireless and wired microcontrollers. These new devices offer industry-leading low power consumption and concurrent multi-standard and multi-band connectivity...