Flagship MCU Family with Enhanced Performance, Lower Cost
STMicroelectronics released a new version of its 32-bit ARM9-based STR910F flash microcontrollers. Through technology enhancements, the new STR910FA delivers 25 percent greater system performance at a more competitive price, compared to the previous STR910F devices. The STR910F microcontroller Series with Ethernet, USB and CAN interfaces plus desirable on-chip SRAM and Flash memory, has received a performance enhancement. Its memory accelerator allows the burst Flash memory to stream instructions more freely to its ARM966E CPU core. Peak performance remains the same at 96 Million Instructions Per Second (MIPS) during the execution of sequential instructions; the average performance has increased significantly when instructions are non-sequential, as a result of the larger memory accelerator. Pricing for STR910FA devices has been reduced relative to equivalent STR910F devices, with resale prices for the new series starting at US$4.98 (STR910FAM32X6 in quantities of 10,000).