Fujitsu's High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 Series
operates at 80 MHz, with up to 512 KB high-speed flash memory and up to a 64 KB
SRAM. The MCUs in the series are capable of supporting USB, CAN, UART, SIO, I2C
and LIN communications protocols and are available in LQFP120, LQFP100, QFP100
and BGA112 packages.
The Basic MB9AF100 Series includes limited versions
of the advanced peripheral functions of the High-Performance Series, is
optimized for use primarily in major home appliances, digital consumer devices
and office automation devices. The Basic Series devices operate at 40 MHz,
support up to 256KB high-speed flash memory and up to 32KB SRAM and are
available in LQFP120, LQFP100, QFP100, and BGA112 packages.
The FM3 MCU
family incorporates the peripheral features of the Fujitsu FR microcontrollers
along with additional
peripheral macros specifically for high-precision motor control, such as three
independent 12-bit A/D converters (+/-2LSB 1.0Î¼s conversion). With support for
up to 16 channels, the A/D converters provide positional accuracy and
fine-tuned motor control for factory automation applications, such as
high-precision and high-speed servo motors. A positional sensing counter
monitors motor rotation, providing automatic hardware-based detection, which
minimizes the CPU workload and reduces the amount of power consumed by inverter
The FM3 MCU family supports a wide voltage range
from 2.7 to 5.5V with a single power supply.
The Fujitsu FM3 MCU family is useful for factory automation
systems and basic home appliance
applications like air conditioners, refrigerators, and washing machines, along
with digital consumer devices and office automation equipment.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Just in time for Earth Day, chemicals leader Bayer MaterialScience reported from the UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethane show on programs and applications using its materials to help reduce energy usage. The company also gave an update on its CO2-based PU as that eco-friendly material comes closer to production.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
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