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Fujitsu Expands FM3 Microcontroller Family with New High-Performance and Ultra-Low-Leak Products for a Wide Range of Applications

— High-Performance Series Adds the Industry’s First Two-Channel Ethernet MAC Support to the Fujitsu Family of 32-bit MCUs Based on ARM Cortex-M3 Core —

Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

Sunnyvale, California, September 26, 2011

Fujitsu Semiconductor America today added 64 new High-Performance and Ultra-Low-Leak products to its FM3 family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the ARM® Cortex-M3TM processor core. Fujitsu will showcase the FM3 family of MCUs at the annual Embedded Systems Conference in Boston September 26-29 at the Symmetry booth, number 814.

The new 32-bit Fujitsu controllers include 54 products from the High-Performance MB9B610/510/410/310/210/110 series, along with other selected MCUs. Also introduced are 10 Ultra-Low-Leak devices, including the MB9A130 series and other products that deliver dramatically reduced power requirements and low cost.

High-Performance MB9B610/410/310/110 Series

The new MB9Bx10 High-Performance series MCUs, which are designed for processor-intensive system controllers and communications-oriented systems, feature the industry’s first two-channel Ethernet MAC support along with multiple CAN and USB interfaces. The devices integrate multiple inverter controls for highly precise, high-speed motor control along with support for other safety features including those that meet the IEEE1588 requirements for time-synched communication in an automated factory setting.

The devices, which operate at up to 144MHz core clock speeds, support up to 1MB high-speed flash memory and up to 128KB RAM. Various configurations support 1ch or 2ch Ethernet MAC, USB2.0 host/slave functions, CAN, and up to 3ch inverter control timers. The MCUs are available in LQFP176, LQFP144, and BGA192 packages.

With multiple communication interfaces, large memory and high performance, the High-Performance MCUs are ideal for networked applications including industrial equipment, inverters, servo motors, and programmable controllers for home appliances, office equipment, and automated factory equipment.

Ultra-Low-Leak MB9A130 Series MCUs Ideal for Battery-Powered Designs

The new MB9A130 Ultra-Low-Leak series MCUs are optimized for battery-powered applications and low-cost products. Incorporating power-gating technologies developed by Fujitsu, the devices offer low leakage and support for voltage ranges from 1.8V to 5.5V.

Six additional intelligent power-saving features—sleep mode, timer mode, RTC mode, stop mode, deep-standby RTC mode, and deep-standby stop mode—offer extended battery life and low-power performance. When using RTC mode under date and time management, the controller draws an extremely low 1.6 microAmps of power. In deep-standby RTC mode, where power to the flash memory is shut off, the MCU draws just 1.2 microAmps, among the lowest power requirements in the industry. Controllers in this group can operate up to 20MHz core clock, and are available in 64-pin to 48-pin packages with 128KB to 64KB of flash memory and up to 8KB RAM.

The Ultra-Low-Leak devices offer an excellent design option for medical equipment, small appliances, home electronics products, utility meters, and digital entertainment systems.

Pricing and Availability

The MB9BF618TPMC MCU in the High-Performance Group is available now in sample quantities with small volume pricing starting at $7.88 each. The MB9AF132LPMC in the Ultra-Low-Leak Group is available now in sample quantities with small volume pricing starting at $2.18 each.

About Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc.

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) is a leading designer and developer of innovative semiconductor products and solutions for new generations of consumer, communications, automotive and industrial products. FSA provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services throughout North and South America.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fujitsu Semiconductor America (formerly Fujitsu Microelectronics America) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL), Japan. FSL offers semiconductor products and services to its customers worldwide through its global sales and development network that includes sites in Japan and throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

For product information, visit the company's website at, e-mail FSA or call 1-800-866-8608.

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Date: September 26, 2011
City: Sunnyvale, California
Company: Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc.