Flash MCUs target motor control

Z8 Encore! FMC16100 Series by ZiLog Inc.ZiLog Inc.'s new generation of microcontroller (MCU)-based systems target sensorless-brushless-dc, ac induction, and switched-reluctance motor applications. Named Z8 Encore! MC Series, the new 8-bit chips are based on extensive research into customer requirements, according to ZiLog.

By Staff January 1, 2006

Z8 Encore! FMC16100 Series by ZiLog Inc.ZiLog Inc.’s new generation of microcontroller (MCU)-based systems target sensorless-brushless-dc, ac induction, and switched-reluctance motor applications. Named Z8 Encore! MC Series, the new 8-bit chips are based on extensive research into customer requirements, according to ZiLog. Initial offerings provide a choice of 16 KB (Z8FMC16100), 8 KB (Z8FMC08100), or 4 KB (Z8FMC04100) of flash memory.

FMC16100 Series microcontrollers (highest performance chip) feature 20 MHz CPU core, 6-channels of 12-bit PWM with fast shutdown, and 8-channel 2e. Moreover, advanced integrated analog modules allow for current sampling, as well as ‘on-the-fly’ implementation of torque or speed control, according to ZiLog.

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On-chip integration eliminates cost of external components

Multiple, integrated communication peripherals (I

Standard (0 to 70 °C) and extended (-40 to 105 °C) temperature ranges are available