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Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers
apresher   4/17/2013 7:37:49 AM
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Elizabeth, This is a very interesting development.  We can only guess at what technology the Vector Engine will use to control DC motors in higher performance/flexible applications. Did you get a sense of the timeframe and introduction date?  Thanks.

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Re: Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers
Elizabeth M   4/17/2013 8:02:18 AM
I think sometime in 2014, apresher--I think that is what is on the roadmap Toshiba provided. There may be a bit more on the website.

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Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers
apresher   4/17/2013 3:25:25 PM
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If others are also interested in the timeline, more information is available here:  http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/profile/news/newsrelease/topics_130411_e_1.html.

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Elizabeth M   4/18/2013 8:16:49 AM
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Thanks for the link! I must have forgotten to include it in the story. Just an oversight!

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Re: Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers
Charles Murray   4/22/2013 6:45:01 PM
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This is an important story, Liz. All of the big MCU makers are looking at ways to create more energy-efficent devices even, as you point out, in motor control.

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Elizabeth M   4/23/2013 3:44:08 AM
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Thanks, Chuck. Yes, it definitely seems like energy-efficiency is a top design goal for component makers and device makers alike, which is why we're seeing these sort of innovations as well as a lot of work in the ultra-low-power and energy-harvesting space.

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Details?
tekochip   4/23/2013 9:23:00 AM
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Some details would be good, like why are the parts energy efficient and how many uA/MHz does the part draw.


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Re: Details?
Elizabeth M   4/24/2013 3:54:48 AM
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Here is a link to Toshiba's website about the technology, perhaps this may help, tekochip: http://www.toshiba.com/taec/Catalog/Line.do?familyid=14&subfamilyid=1630134&lineid=1630135



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