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November 01, 2012

Fujitsu Expands FM3 Family of 32-Bit Microcontrollers

Fujitsu (News - Alert) Semiconductor America has expanded its FM3 family of 32-bit microcontrollers with the addition of 93 new versatile devices.

With this addition, the Fujitsu FM3 family of MCUs, based on the ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-M3 processor core, now includes 463 products that support a wide range of customer applications.

These 93 new products are divided into two groups – the Low Power Group and the Basic Group.

The Basic Group has a total of 72 products that include the MB9B520M/320M/120M Series. The company has designed its controllers to operate at 72MHz and they are ideal for inverter control.

Fujitsu’s MCUs in the Basic Group are equipped with two independent, 26-channel, high-speed, 12-bit ADCs, which can convert data within one microsecond simultaneously.

Other features in the microcontrollers include a quadrature decoder for motor rotation control, CAN, USB 2.0, a real-time clock, and standard microcontroller peripherals.

The Low Power Group offers wide range of power-saving modes and features 21 new ICs in the MB9A150R Series. The series can be set to six different power-saving modes through clock-gating and power-gating technology.

These six different power-saving modes are sleep mode, timer mode, RTC mode, stop mode, deep standby RTC mode, and deep standby stop mode. Businesses can reduce current consumption depending on the usage specifications when the RTC mode is employed for date and time management.

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) designs and develops innovative semiconductor products and solutions for new generations of consumer, communications, automotive and industrial products.

The company was in the news last month when Fujitsu Semiconductor America introduced a new FRAM-based device with a high memory capacity for a high-frequency RFID (radio frequency ID) IC.

Edited by Braden Becker

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