NEC Electronics Unveils Family of 32-bit RISC Microcontrollers With Optimal Performance/Power Ratios for Consumer, Industrial and Automotive Applications

V850/SCx Family MCUs Offers Large Memory Options, Pin-for-Pin Compatibility

With Existing Controllers and Numerous Peripherals



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from NEC Electronics, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its dedication to
 providing high-performance, low-power microcontroller (MCU) solutions for a
 wide range of markets, NEC Corporation (Nasdaq:   NIPNY) and its semiconductor
 subsidiary in the United States, NEC Electronics, today introduced its
 V850/SCx(TM) family of MCUs.  A new addition to the highly successful
 RISC-based V850TM 32-bit MCU product line, the V850/SCx family contains three
 devices (V850/SC1(TM), V850/SC2(TM) and V850/SC3(TM)) aimed at delivering
 high-performance, low-cost solutions for home audio, consumer, industrial, and
 automotive telematic and audio applications.  These devices are
 software-compatible with existing V850 MCUs and offer a variety of memory
 options including integrated flash/ROM/RAM options, with up to 512 KB of flash
 and 24KB of ROM available.
     "NEC Electronics is focused on providing optimal microcontroller solutions
 for consumer, industrial and automotive application systems," said
 Shige Ishikawa, assistant general manager, System LSI, NEC Electronics.  "The
 V850/SCx family's large internal memory, high-performance capabilities,
 low-power consumption and abundance of peripheral options should position
 these MCUs as a leading choice for customers seeking a full-featured
 32-bit MCU solution."
     A successor to the V850/SBx(TM) and V850/SF1(TM) families, the V850/SCx
 contains three, pin-compatible MCUs, all featuring ultra-low power consumption
 and low noise design.  The difference between the three controllers in the
 family is the serial bus function.  The V850/SC1 is a standard product of the
 V850/SCx family with no dedicated bus, targets home audio and video, home
 security systems, and industrial systems applications.  NEC's V850/SC2
 contains a one-channel Inter Equipment Bus (IEBus(TM)), and a serial bus for
 the internal equipment of an application system and is suited for car audio
 and video applications.  The V850/SC3 offers either a one- or two-channel full
 controlled area network (CAN) interface that runs at 1 Mbps and contains
 32 message buffers.  CAN devices are currently in high demand for automotive
 and industrial system applications.  With the V850/SC3, customers have the
 advantage of selecting the channel configuration of the CAN, making it ideal
 for a number of applications including car audio and video, home audio and
 video, home security, and automotive and industrial systems.  As for all of
 its V850 CAN devices, NEC offers sample CAN software routines to help set up
 communication, while CAN drivers are available through third parties.
 
     V850/SCx Specifications
     -- Supports up to 512 KB flash memory, mask ROM and 24 KB RAM
     -- Large number of I/Os
     -- 144-pin LQFP package
     -- 20 MHz clock frequency
     -- 22 Dhrystone MIPS
     -- 10-channel, 16-bit multifunction timer
     -- 12-channel analog input of 10-bit A/D converter
     -- 8-channel serial communication port (including 2-channel I2C option)
     -- Power on reset circuit
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The flash version of the V850/SCx worldwide will sample in April 2001 and
 is priced at $30 in 1K quantities.  Mass production of the flash version will
 begin in December 2001.  The mask ROM version of the entire family will be
 made available in Q1 2002 and is priced at $12.50 in 10K quantities.  Pricing
 and availability are subject to change.
 
     NEC MCUs
     NEC offers a broad range of microcontrollers suited for the industrial,
 communications, automotive and consumer market segments.  Overall, NEC
 consistently ranks among the top manufacturers of microcontrollers worldwide.
 According to Gartner Group's Dataquest, NEC Electronics is currently the
 leading supplier of 32-bit MCUs capturing over 21 percent of the market.(1)
 
     About NEC Electronics Inc.
     NEC Electronics Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is one of
 the leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of semiconductor products
 in the United States.  Committed to meeting customers' cost, performance and
 time-to-market requirements, the company offers solutions ranging from
 standard products to system-on-a-chip (SOC) solutions, as well as customized
 products for next-generation designs.  NEC Electronics also offers customers
 the benefits of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Roseville,
 California, and the global manufacturing capabilities of its parent company,
 NEC Corporation.  For more information about products offered by
 NEC Electronics Inc., please visit the NEC Electronics web site at
 http://www.necel.com.
 
     About NEC Corporation
     NEC Corporation (FTSE: 6701q.l) (TSE: 6701) is a leading provider of
 Internet solutions, dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its
 customers in the key computer, network and electron device fields through its
 three market-focused in-house companies:  NEC Solutions, NEC Networks and
 NEC Electron Devices.  NEC Corporation, with its in-house companies, employs
 more than 150,000 people worldwide and saw net sales of 4,991 billion Yen
 (approx. US$48 billion) in fiscal year 1999-2000.  For further information,
 please visit the NEC home page at:  http://www.nec-global.com.
     NOTE:  NEC Electronics Inc. is either a registered trademark or trademark
 of NEC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.  All other
 registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 Job#10877.
 
     (1)  Gartner Group, Dataquest; 1999 Microcontroller Market Share and Unit
 Shipments, July 17, 2000.
 
 

SOURCE NEC Electronics, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its dedication to
 providing high-performance, low-power microcontroller (MCU) solutions for a
 wide range of markets, NEC Corporation (Nasdaq:   NIPNY) and its semiconductor
 subsidiary in the United States, NEC Electronics, today introduced its
 V850/SCx(TM) family of MCUs.  A new addition to the highly successful
 RISC-based V850TM 32-bit MCU product line, the V850/SCx family contains three
 devices (V850/SC1(TM), V850/SC2(TM) and V850/SC3(TM)) aimed at delivering
 high-performance, low-cost solutions for home audio, consumer, industrial, and
 automotive telematic and audio applications.  These devices are
 software-compatible with existing V850 MCUs and offer a variety of memory
 options including integrated flash/ROM/RAM options, with up to 512 KB of flash
 and 24KB of ROM available.
     "NEC Electronics is focused on providing optimal microcontroller solutions
 for consumer, industrial and automotive application systems," said
 Shige Ishikawa, assistant general manager, System LSI, NEC Electronics.  "The
 V850/SCx family's large internal memory, high-performance capabilities,
 low-power consumption and abundance of peripheral options should position
 these MCUs as a leading choice for customers seeking a full-featured
 32-bit MCU solution."
     A successor to the V850/SBx(TM) and V850/SF1(TM) families, the V850/SCx
 contains three, pin-compatible MCUs, all featuring ultra-low power consumption
 and low noise design.  The difference between the three controllers in the
 family is the serial bus function.  The V850/SC1 is a standard product of the
 V850/SCx family with no dedicated bus, targets home audio and video, home
 security systems, and industrial systems applications.  NEC's V850/SC2
 contains a one-channel Inter Equipment Bus (IEBus(TM)), and a serial bus for
 the internal equipment of an application system and is suited for car audio
 and video applications.  The V850/SC3 offers either a one- or two-channel full
 controlled area network (CAN) interface that runs at 1 Mbps and contains
 32 message buffers.  CAN devices are currently in high demand for automotive
 and industrial system applications.  With the V850/SC3, customers have the
 advantage of selecting the channel configuration of the CAN, making it ideal
 for a number of applications including car audio and video, home audio and
 video, home security, and automotive and industrial systems.  As for all of
 its V850 CAN devices, NEC offers sample CAN software routines to help set up
 communication, while CAN drivers are available through third parties.
 
     V850/SCx Specifications
     -- Supports up to 512 KB flash memory, mask ROM and 24 KB RAM
     -- Large number of I/Os
     -- 144-pin LQFP package
     -- 20 MHz clock frequency
     -- 22 Dhrystone MIPS
     -- 10-channel, 16-bit multifunction timer
     -- 12-channel analog input of 10-bit A/D converter
     -- 8-channel serial communication port (including 2-channel I2C option)
     -- Power on reset circuit
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The flash version of the V850/SCx worldwide will sample in April 2001 and
 is priced at $30 in 1K quantities.  Mass production of the flash version will
 begin in December 2001.  The mask ROM version of the entire family will be
 made available in Q1 2002 and is priced at $12.50 in 10K quantities.  Pricing
 and availability are subject to change.
 
     NEC MCUs
     NEC offers a broad range of microcontrollers suited for the industrial,
 communications, automotive and consumer market segments.  Overall, NEC
 consistently ranks among the top manufacturers of microcontrollers worldwide.
 According to Gartner Group's Dataquest, NEC Electronics is currently the
 leading supplier of 32-bit MCUs capturing over 21 percent of the market.(1)
 
     About NEC Electronics Inc.
     NEC Electronics Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is one of
 the leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of semiconductor products
 in the United States.  Committed to meeting customers' cost, performance and
 time-to-market requirements, the company offers solutions ranging from
 standard products to system-on-a-chip (SOC) solutions, as well as customized
 products for next-generation designs.  NEC Electronics also offers customers
 the benefits of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Roseville,
 California, and the global manufacturing capabilities of its parent company,
 NEC Corporation.  For more information about products offered by
 NEC Electronics Inc., please visit the NEC Electronics web site at
 http://www.necel.com.
 
     About NEC Corporation
     NEC Corporation (FTSE: 6701q.l) (TSE: 6701) is a leading provider of
 Internet solutions, dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its
 customers in the key computer, network and electron device fields through its
 three market-focused in-house companies:  NEC Solutions, NEC Networks and
 NEC Electron Devices.  NEC Corporation, with its in-house companies, employs
 more than 150,000 people worldwide and saw net sales of 4,991 billion Yen
 (approx. US$48 billion) in fiscal year 1999-2000.  For further information,
 please visit the NEC home page at:  http://www.nec-global.com.
     NOTE:  NEC Electronics Inc. is either a registered trademark or trademark
 of NEC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.  All other
 registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 Job#10877.
 
     (1)  Gartner Group, Dataquest; 1999 Microcontroller Market Share and Unit
 Shipments, July 17, 2000.
 
 SOURCE  NEC Electronics, Inc.