Ideal for industrial and medical applications where high accuracy, dependability and low power operation are key requirements
ON Semiconductor has introduced the Q32M210, the first in a new family of mixed-signal microcontrollers for precision measurement and monitoring.
The Q32M210 is designed for use in portable sensing applications and built with the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
The device features dual 16-bit ADCs, an accurate voltage reference, triple 10-bit DACs and 32-bit core. The ultra-low-noise ADCs offer true 16-bit performance unlike typical converters where non-linearity and noise can reduce the number of effective bits, said the company.
ON Semiconductor claims that its highly-integrated Q32M210 will provide a unique combination of high precision performance and predictable operation with superior power efficiency. It operates at less than 400 microamperes/Megahertz.
Q32M210 features on-chip power supervision with dedicated brown-out protection circuitry and low battery detection for predictable operation under all battery conditions.
The microcontroller’s analog front-end is integrated with programmable 32-bit core and 256 kilobyte (kbyte) of flash memory. All critical functions are included on the chip including a real-time clock, power management, a 112-segment LCD interface, on-chip low resistance switches, uncommitted op-amps, a precision voltage reference and an RC oscillator to reduce complexity and external component count.
Housed in a 140-pin TLLGA package, the microcontroller supports an extensive range of data interfaces including UART, dual-SPI/SQI, I2C, I2S and a USB 2.0 full speed interface with integrated PHY, said ON Semiconductor.