Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – their technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make the world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of Freescale's key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.
Freescale MC33816 is a 12 channel gate driver IC for automotive engine control applications. The IC consist of five external MOSFET high side pre-drivers and seven external MOSFET low side pre-drivers. The MC33816 provides a flexible solution for MOSFET’s gate drive with a versatile control and optimized latency time. Gate drive, diagnosis, and protection are managed through four independent microcores, and two Code RAM and two Data RAM banks. The IC contains two internal voltage regulators with over-voltage and under-voltage monitoring and protection. There are four current sense modules and VDS monitoring for fault detection and annunciation via a serial peripheral interface (SPI). The device includes both individual charge pump outputs for each high side pre-drivers and a high-voltage DC-DC converter low side pre-driver. These features along with cost effective packaging, make the MC33816 ideal for powertrain engine control applications.
Freescale's Analog Industrial IC products leverage a legacy of automotive analog leadership, and provides industrial solutions designed for safety, reliability and performance. Freescale provides robust, reliable high-performance analog mixed-signal and power solutions that bridge real world signals with connected processor intelligence enabling complete embedded system solutions. These analog products are designed for a broad array of applications including factory automation systems, industrial networking and power management equipment, portable medical products, smart home and building controls as well as energy storage systems.
Freescale's Power Switches offer motor driver/controller ICs that use SMARTMOS technology for industrial applications. The MC34931 (single) and MC34932 (dual) DC motor drivers are monolithic thermally efficient 28V/5A H-Bridge DC motor drivers featuring real-time load current monitoring and automatic thermal back-off ensuring high availability operation in demanding high-current, high-temperature industrial applications. It is designed primarily for DC brushed and servo motor driver applications. The MC34933 is a 1.4A dual H-Bridge driver aimed at the digital camera market. The MC34937A is a field effect transistor (FET) pre-driver designed for three-phase motor control and similar applications. The IC contains three high side FET pre-drivers and three low side FET pre-drivers. Three external bootstrap capacitors provide gate charge to the high side FETs.
Freescale's Power Drivers are a family of intelligent high side eXtreme switches for industrial applications. The MC36XSD are designed for 36V systems and offers devices with current capability ranging from one to 12A DC that are fully compatible in footprint and software within the PQFN sub family. The MC12XSC are eXtreme switch devices that are SPI-controlled smart high side switches for Industrial applications, providing diagnostics, as well as comprehensive fault management and control of the loads without complex software. The MC12XSF is an eXtreme switch product that is the latest achievement in DC motors and industrial lighting drivers. They belong to an expanding family to control and diagnose various types of loads, such as incandescent bulbs or light emitting diodes (LEDs), with enhanced precision.
Freescale's MC34903/4/5 System Basis Chip is the second generation family of the System Basis Chip (SBC). It combines several features and enhances present module designs. The device works as an advanced power management unit for the MCU with additional integrated circuits such as sensors and CAN transceivers. It has a built-in enhanced high-speed CAN interface (ISO11898-2 and -5) with local and bus failure diagnostics, protection, and fail-safe operation modes. The SBC may include zero or one LIN 2.1 interface with LIN output pin switches. It includes up to four wake-up input pins that can also be configured as output drivers for flexibility. This device implements multiple low-power (LP) modes, with very low-current consumption.
Freescale’s FXLC95000 Xtrinsic Motion-Sensing Platform integrates a MEMS accelerometer and a 32-bit ColdFire MCU, providing autonomous sensing simultaneously with local compute capability to manage other sensors and offer maximum differentiated flexibility. The FXLC95000 is first to market with the sensing hub embedded that is also programmable for customer-specific applications and algorithms. Up to 16 sensor inputs are easily managed by the FXLC95000 sensing hub allowing calibration, compensation and sensor functions to be offloaded from the application processor.
Freescale's TWR-K21F120M Development Board is designed for the Kinetis
K21 and K22 120 MHz 32-Bit ARM® Cortex™-M4 MCUs with Floating Point
Unit. The TWR-K21F120M is a Tower MCU Module featuring the
MK21FN1M0VMC12 a Kinetis microcontroller in a 121 MAPBGA package with
USB 2.0 full-speed on-the-go (OTG) controllers and system security and
tamper detection with a secure real-time clock with independent battery
supply. It is intended for use in the Freescale Tower System but can
also operate stand-alone. An on-board OSJTAG debug circuit provides a
JTAG interface and a power supply input through a single micro-USB
Freescale Kinetis E Microcontrollers are the most scalable portfolio of ARM® Cortex®-M0+ MCUs in the industry. With 2.7V ~ 5.5V supply and focus on exceptional EMC/ESD robustness, Kinetis E series are well suited to maintain high robustness for complex electrical noise environments and high-reliability applications. The Kinetis E series families offer a broad range of memory, peripheral and package options. They share common peripherals and pincounts allowing developers to migrate easily within an MCU family or between MCU families to take advantage of more memory or feature integration. This scalability allows developers to standardize on the Kinetis E series for their end product platforms, maximizing hardware and software reuse and reducing time-to-market.
Freescale's FXOS8700 6-Axis Xtrinsic Sensor with Integrated Linear Accelerometer and Magnetometer is a small, low-power 6-axis linear accelerometer and magnetometer combined into a single package. The device features a selectable digital I2C or SPI serial interface with 14-bit accelerometer and 16-bit magnetometer resolution along with smart-embedded functions. FXOS8700 has dynamically selectable acceleration full scales of ±2g/±4g/±8g and a fixed magnetic measurement range of ±1200μT. Output Data Rates (ODR) from 1.563Hz to 800Hz are selectable by the user for each sensor. Interleaved magnetic and acceleration data is available at ODR rates of up to 400Hz.
Freescale Freedom Boards comprise the Freescale development platform, a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration of Kinetis microcontroller families. These Freescale Freedom Boards offer an easy-to-use mass-storage device mode flash programmer, a virtual serial port, and classic programming and run-control capabilities.
Freescale Tower System for Vybrid VF6x Controllers features a heterogeneous dual-core solution that combines the ARM® Cortex™-A5 and Cortex™-M4 cores. Freescale Tower System for Vybrid VF6x Controllers also feature dual USB 2.0 OTG controllers with integrated PHY, dual 10/100 Ethernet controllers with L2 switch, 1.5 MB of on-chip SRAM and a rich suite of communication, connectivity and human-machine interfaces (HMI). The VF6x family is pin and software compatible with the VF[4,5,7]xx families. Vybrid VF6xx devices include multiple serial interfaces including UARTs with support for ISO7816 SIM/smartcards, SPI and I2C and dual CAN modules. VF6x devices can interface to a variety of external peripherals and memories for system expansion and data storage.
Freescale's MMA955xL Intelligent Motion-Sensing Platform is a member of Freescale’s Xtrinsic family of intelligent sensor platforms. This device incorporates dedicated accelerometer MEMS transducers, signal conditioning, data conversion, and a 32-bit programmable microcontroller. This unique blend transforms Freescale’s MMA955xL into an intelligent, high precision, motion-sensing platform able to manage multiple sensor inputs. This device can make system-level decisions required for sophisticated applications such as gesture recognition, pedometer functionality, tilt compensation and calibration, and activity monitoring.
Freescale's FRDM-K20D50M Freedom Development Platform is an ultra-low-cost development platform enabled by the Kinetis K20 USB MCU family built on the ARM® Cortex™-M4 processor. Features include the Freescale open standard embedded serial and debug adapter (OpenSDA), providing easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. The FRDM-K20D50M is supported by a range of Freescale and third-party development software.
Freescale has expanded the i.MX 6 Series Processors to now include devices targeted for automotive applications. These processors represent Freescale’s latest achievement in integrated multimedia-focused products offering high-performance processing with a high degree of functional integration. These processors are designed considering the needs of the growing automotive infotainment, telematics, HMI, and display-based cluster markets.
Freescale i.MX 6 Series Processors unleash a scalable multicore platform that includes single-, dual-, and quadcore families based on the ARM® Cortex™-A9 architecture for next-generation consumer, industrial and automotive applications. By combining the power-efficient processing capabilities of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture with bleeding edge 3D and 2D graphics, as well as high-definition video, the Freescale Semiconductor i.MX 6 Series Processors provide a new level of multimedia performance to enable an unbounded next generation user experience.
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Freescale CRTOUCH Xtrinsic Touch-Sensing Platform is the industry's first solution that combines 4- and 5-wire resistive screen controller with basic gesture recognition and up to four capacitive touch sensing electrodes, all encompassed in a single IC. This Freescale touch-sensing platform provides all the signal interfacing and processing to calculate X and Y coordinates as well as to detect and process two touch gestures for human-machine interface applications. CRTOUCH allows the implementation of technologies reducing space, software development cost, and time to market.
Freescale's Kinetis KL02 CSP ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU is the world's smallest ARM powered MCU which is built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor and combines the world's smallest package size with unparalleled energy-efficiency and feature integration. This MCU package uses 25% less PCB area than the nearest competing product with 60% more GPIO. Energy-saving architecture is optimized for low power with 90nm TFS technology, clock and power gating techniques, low power boot option, bit manipulation engine, peripheral bridge crossbar and zero wait state flash memory controller. Several, flexible power modes fit for different application use cases designed to maximize battery life. It also includes a rich mix of connectivity, analog and timers not found in any other MCU of it's kind.
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