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Addition To 8-Bit MCU Family Can Handle Complex DSP In Software

An addition to the SX Series of 8-bit MCUs has been developed that's optimized for DSP functions found in communication and Internet connectivity applications. Capable of processing up to 50 MIPS, the SX52BD MCU's capacity to execute DSP tasks in software is such that it reportedly can serve as a cost-effective alternative to dedicated DSP chips in embedded system designs, such as for digital filtering and frequency measurement. Among the IC's features are: five 8-bit bi-directional ports to facilitate I/O functions; two high-speed, processor-independent 16-bit multi-function timers to help implement Virtual Peripherals; and increased on-chip memory to support execution of more complex applications. The MCU comes in 52-pin QFPs (SX52BD) and 48-pin TQFPs (SX48BD).

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