MCU Offering Includes Real-time Networking, IEEE 1588 Support with ARM Cortex-M3 Processor
Wed, 12/12/2007 - 4:41am
Luminary Micro introduced 34 new Stellaris microcontrollers (MCUs) -- 20 members of the LM3S1000 high-pin-count, real-time MCU series, 11 members of the LM3S8000 Ethernet+CAN internetworking series, and three new members of the LM3S6000 Ethernet series featuring hardware assist for IEEE 1588 precision time protocol support. The LM3S1000 series features new combinations of expanded general purpose I/O, larger on-chip memory and low-power optimization for battery applications. The LM3S8000 series features a fully integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with controller area network connectivity in a single chip with ARM architecture compatibility. The LM3S8000 devices combine both Ethernet media access control (MAC) and physical (PHY) layers with up to three CAN interfaces on-chip, making network connectivity available with an ARM Cortex-M3 MCU. Motion control hardware is included in many of the new configurations.