Zilog Introduces the ZNEO32! 32-Bit Cost Effective MCU Product Family

April 24 12:30 2017 Print This Article

LEIDEN, Netherlands and MILPITAS, Calif., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) that specializes in application specific microcontroller (MCU) solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive, and consumer markets, today announced the Z32F0642 – a new Cortex-M0 32-bit MCU. A cost effective and high performance microcontroller that is ideal for motor control applications, this product family expands Zilog’s portfolio of ZNEO32! 32-bit products.

The Z32F0642 MCU features 64KB of Flash memory, 4KB of SRAM, and operating frequencies up to 40MHz. It offers a 3-phase pulse width modulation (PWM) generator unit suitable for inverter motor drive systems. A built-in 3-phase PWM generator can control one inverter motor. One 12-bit high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with 12-channel analog multiplexed inputs is included to gather feedback from the motor. There are multiple powerful external serial interfaces (1-channel SPI, 1-channel I2C, and 2-channel UARTs) to communicate with on-board sensors and devices.

The Z32F0642 can operate from a supply voltage ranging from 2.2V to 5.5V. Other features include free run timer, watchdog timer, on-chip RC-oscillator, power on reset, GPIOs, hardware divider, and brownout detector. This new MCU is available in a 32-pin (10-channel ADC) or 48-pin (12-channel ADC) low profile quad flat package (LQFP).

“Many emerging applications require very low power consumption microcontrollers that are fast and have the flexibility to be used in a wide range of products. We in Zilog continue expanding our 32-bit product families to offer our customer a cost effective range of solutions. Zilog’s 32-bit product families are fully supported, and the major development tools are available, including Keil, IAR, and GCC,” remarked Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Marketing.

Well-suited applications include motor control (BLDC, servos, stepper and DC motors), robotics, household appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, and air conditioners), building automation, industrial controls, smart lighting, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and sensor nodes.

Zilog’s Cortex-M0 Z32F0642 MCU is now available for customers through the distribution channels. For more information, please visit www.zilog.com.

About Zilog an IXYS Company

Zilog makes and markets technology driven products to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power, and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS offers a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control, electrical efficiency, renewable energy, telecommunications, medical devices, electronic displays, and RF power.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, rating, benefits, reliability, availability and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.  There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including its Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Contact: 
Steve Darrough
Zilog Inc.
1590 Buckeye Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Tel: (408) 644-6534
Email: [email protected]
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