Data Transfer Manager Offloads Low Power Microcontroller

Silicon Labs delivered precision analog microcontroller based on the Arm Cortex-M3 (see Precision Analog 32-bit Micro Uses A Crossbar Interconnect) earlier this year. The latest 50 MHz Precision32 SiM3L1xx (Fig. 1) products incorporate a number of new features including a DC-DC buck converter initially found on their 8-bit platforms (see Integrated DC-DC Buck Converter Reduces 8-bit Power Requirements). …

Latest Micro Dev Kits Make For Too Many Toys, Too Little Time

Intel’s original 8-bit 8008 came in an 18-pin dual inline package (DIP), and it was the hot tech item when I was an electrical engineering student back at Georgia Tech. It only had a 14-bit address bus and would have gone nicely with the SRAM and EPROMs that I had on hand. The 8008 was made available to students …