Hsinchu, Taiwan – Feb 14th, 2018 – Nuvoton Technology Corporation, a leading microcontroller provider, is going to present popular application platforms including the NuMaker Smart Home Solution by NuMaker PFM IoT platform, Wireless Charging Solution, Wireless Power Supply and Data Transfer solution, LoRa LPWAN Badge, and DALI-2 Digital Lighting Control at Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, from Feb 27th to Mar 1st. Featured items include the Arm® Cortex®-M core NuMicro® Family products — M0564, Mini57, and NUC970 series microcontrollers.
Innovative applications on display include:
- The NuMaker Smart Home Solution – an intelligent environment which implemented the Arm® Mbed Enabled™ NuMaker PFM series. It includes device nodes with Wi-Fi connectivity and sensors. Data can be collected via device nodes and transferred securely to cloud service for analysis, and then remote control the environment system. With the Amazon Alexa service, voice control is also enabled.
- Wireless Charging – Nuvoton provides various wireless charging solutions for different voltages. The 15W wireless charging TX solution uses the NuMicro® Arm® Cortex®-M0 core based Mini57 MCU as the main controller, the solution provides reliable FOD (Foreign Object Detection) and power conversion rate up to 85%.
- Wireless Power Supply and Data Transfer Toothbrush– Nuvoton’s wireless power supply solution uses the 8051 core N76E885 and N76E616 microcontroller to support transmitting (TX) and receiving (RX) functions as well as toothbrush control. The over current protection is also provided, along with highly integrated transmitter and receiver circuit to lower BOM cost.
- LoRa LPWAN Badge – LoRa is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) protocol suitable for long distance, low power, and low data rate Internet of Things (IoTs) applications. The self-built LoRa star network based on the Arm® Cortex®-M0 core low power Nano100 series microcontroller allows commands to be sent from PC through gateway to control one or more LoRa devices.
- DALI-2 Digital Lighting Control – DALI-2 is a protocol for digital addressable lighting device. The Arm® Cortex®-M0 core Mini57 series microcontroller is used as the main microcontroller in the solution. The solution includes DALI-2 control gears, control devices and bus interface. The solution also supports control devices operating as single-masters or multi-masters to receive information and send command to control gears. The Mini57’s fast computing ability and its hardware divider allows faster device control and compound applications.
The latest NuMicro® Family product highlights include:
- M0564 – with Arm® Cortex®-M0 core, the M0564 series with 256 KB Flash and 20 KB SRAM operates at up to 72 MHz. It features an integrated hardware divider for firmware execution improvement, and IOs which can be adjusted to a wide range of amplitude from 1.8V to 5.5V for external peripherals, and is suitable for smart meter applications.
- Mini57 – with Arm® Cortex®-M0 core, the Mini57 series with 32 KB Flash and 4 KB SRAM operates at up to 48 MHz. It supports 12-bit ADC with two sample-and-hold circuits, includes programmable 8-level gain amplifier (PGA) which helps reduce PCB cost, and is ideal for smart home and IoT applications.
- N76E616 –with 1T 8051 core, the N76E616 series provides 18 KB configurable Data Flash and 512 B SRAM, high immunity of ESD HBM 8KV, MM 400V/EFT 4KV and supports 3×32, 4×32, and 6×30 COM/SEG LCD for applications such as LED controller and thermostat.
- N76E885 – with 1T 8051 core, the N76E885 series offers 18 KB configurable Data Flash, high immunity of 8KV ESD/ 4KV EFT and two UARTs operating up to 781.25 kHz. It is ideal for wireless charging and data transmission in small appliance applications.
- NUC970 – with ARM926EJ-S microprocessor core, the NUC970 series offers MCP DDR memory in LQFP package. It supports dual High Speed USB 2.0 host and dual Ethernet 10/100Mb MAC for IoT gateway applications.