Texas Instruments Piccolo family available at Newark
32-bit MCU performance, energy efficiency and real-time control now practical for a wide range of cost-sensitive applications
CHICAGO-MARCH 5, 2009– Committed to bringing design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of global Premier Farnell plc, announces that it is among the first to market the complete Texas Instruments PiccoloTM family. Available for same-day shipping at http://www.newark.com/texas-instruments the new Piccolo F2802x/F2803x microcontrollers (MCUs) offer a combination of 32-bit performance, enhanced peripherals and small package sizes starting at 38-pins.
These features allow designers to add real-time control and system management using just one microcontroller for a wide range of industrial, consumer and automotive applications, including solar power micro-inverters, LED lighting, white good appliances and hybrid automotive batteries. Previously, this technology was cost-prohibitive for use in most applications outside of mobile devices.
"One Piccolo controller can replace external analog components to lower overall system cost, while enabling advanced control loop capability with one MCU," said Matt Muse, Business Development Director, Microcontrollers, Texas Instruments. "This technology will appeal to Newark’s broad base of design engineers."
"Texas Instruments is a key supplier of ours, and we are pleased to partner with them to introduce and seed their new technology to the market," comments Paul Buckley, Senior VP, Sales & Supplier Management, Newark. "Getting new technology quickly into the hands of design engineers is a core capability for us."
Newark also stocks three low-cost tools for Piccolo MCU-based devices: the controlCARD (for initial development and small volume systems); controlSTICK (for easy, quick evaluation of all advanced capabilities); and for next-step development, the Experimenter’s Kit, which includes a controlCARD, docking station and USB cable.
To see Newark’s complete Texas Instruments offering, visit http://www.newark.com/texas-instruments
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