Infineon says its XMC1000 microcontrollers (MCUs), based on the ARM Cortex-M0 processor, deliver 32-bit performance at 8-bit prices. In addition, to address the space limitations of motor-drive, sensor, and actuator applications, the MCUs will be available in very thin quad flat no-lead (VQFN) package variants. The three XMC1000 series (XMC1100 Entry series), XMC1200 (Feature series), and XMC1300 (Control series) address industrial applications that were reserved for 8-bit MCUs. Flash sizes range between 8 and 200 kbytes. All MCUs include pulse-width-modulation (PWM) timers, 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), and programmable serial communication interfaces. The XMC1200 derivatives feature a module for touch control and LED displays, along with a peripheral unit for LED dimming and color control. The XMC1300 series has a mathematical coprocessor specifically designed for motor-drive controls. Safety elements include hardware error correction and a flash loader with a 128-bit AES accelerator. The 4- by 4-mm VQFN-24 packages offer 24 and 40 pins. TSSOP packages with 16, 28, and 38 pins also is available.