Aimed at increasing the performance of control-oriented embedded systems, the 56F826 and 56F827 flash-based hybrid controllers are based on the 56800 core, the first in the industry to integrate into a single architecture both digital signal processor (DSP) and microcontroller functionality. The µCs are well-suited for use in control, telephony and other applications.
The 56800 hybrid architecture is designed to provide users the ease of programming and enhanced compiler efficiency typically found in MCUs with the processing power of a DSP, as well as supporting the use on-chip of flash memory and circuitry from the company' extensive library of intellectual properties (IPs), such as peripherals.
Specifically targeting use in point-of-sale terminals, UPS equipment, handheld devices, robotics, motion controllers, security systems, and a host of other products, the 56F826 and 56F827 microcontrollers have, depending on the device, 36Kx16 or 68Kx16 of flash memory, 4.5Kx16 or 5Kx16 of RAM, 2 or 3 serial communication interfaces, 2 serial port interfaces, quad timers, interrupt controller, general-purpose I/O lines, power supervisor, and more. Pricing for 56F826 in 100-lead LQFPs and 56F827 in 128-lead LQFPs is $9 and $10.50 each/10,000, respectively.