|16-bit General-Purpose MCUs Equipped with Safety Functions|
|Class-leading lineup covers a broad range of applications from home appliances to industrial equipment|
|ROHM Group company LAPIS Semiconductor recently announced the availability of the ML62Q1300/1500/1700 Group of general-purpose microcontrollers featuring an original 16-bit CPU core ideal for consumer and home appliances, alarms, security devices, and small industrial equipment.
In response, LAPIS Semiconductor‘s noise-tolerant ML62Q1300/1500/1700 Group provides safety features that correspond to 13 industry-leading items (IEC60730 regulations) related to home appliances, including a self-diagnostic function for detecting internal faults. This makes it possible to protect systems from unexpected situations that occur in MCUs used in the consumer electronics field which is becoming more sophisticated as well as the compact industrial equipment sector that requires stable operation even under harsh conditions such as extreme noise and high temperatures.
A broad lineup comprised of a class-leading 120 models in a number of different package types and program ROM capacities is offered, ensuring support for a wide range of applications. In addition, starter kits are available that make it easy to evaluate LCD operation and capacitive switch on an application level, as well as a reference board that allows users to develop customized application programs.
The starter kits and reference board are compatible with LAPIS Semiconductor‘s new LEXIDE-U16 development environment (available for download on LAPIS Semiconductor’s website) operating under the open source Eclipse platform which features an easy-to-use interface and enhanced functionality, ensuring not only high development efficiency but also seamless compatibility with Eclipse environments from other companies. The MCUs along with the ML62Q1000 Capacitive Switch Starter Kit and the ML62Q1367 reference board will be sold from March through online distributors, and others will be available in order.
1. Supports an industry-leading 13 safety items (IEC60730 regulations) to protect home appliances
Since the microcontroller controls peripheral components, it is possible to detect failures in advance and avoid malfunctions by performing periodic diagnosis. However, the MCU must also be able to detect internal faults and terminate operation before returning to the initial state.
2. Broad 120-model lineup offers unsurpassed compatibility
LAPIS Semiconductor’s wide range of MCUs available in different package types and program ROM capacities supports the home appliance and compact industrial equipment markets which are becoming increasingly sophisticated and multi-functional, allowing users to select the ideal solution to fit system requirements (i.e. mounting area, costs).
Function Comparison vs Competitor Products: fig. 5)
LAPIS Semiconductor offers starter kits and a reference board for creating application programs that reduce development load.
ML62Q1000 MCU Starter Kit: fig. 6, fig. 7, fig. 8,
Reference Board/Starter Kit Configuration: fig. 9)
3. Original LEXIDE-U16 IDE (Integrated Development Environment) utilizes the popular Eclipse platform
LAPIS Semiconductor’s original LEXIDE-U16 development environment is based on the open source Eclipse IDE with CDT (C/C++ Development Tooling) plug-in. Compared to our existing IDEU8, the editor function has been enhanced, file operability improved, and a stack size calculation tool has been added. It is now possible to call our proprietary DTU8 debugger, LCD image tool, MWU16 Flash multi-writer, SCU16 stack size calculation tool, and other programs, allowing the LEXIDE-U16 to achieve not only high development efficiency but also ensure compatibility with Eclipse environments from other companies.
Easy-to-use, Full-Function Editor
(Requires users to register the serial number of LAPIS Semiconductor’s development tool)
English URL: https://www.lapis-semi.com/cgi-bin/MyLAPIS/regi/login.cgi
ML62Q1300/1500/1700 Group Specifications
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|About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 397,106 million yen (3,65 billion US$) revenue per March 31th, 2018 with 23,120 employees. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, MOSFETs and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG, Kionix are companies of ROHM Semiconductor Group.
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