Nuvoton launches NuMicro® Family —32-bit Microcontroller based on ARM® Cortex™-M0

Hsinchu, Taiwan — January 20, 2010 — Nuvoton Technology Corporation announces the launch of a brand new product line — NuMicro® Family, the 32-bit Microcontroller based on ARM® Cortex™-M0. NuMicro® family adopts the newest processor of ARM® Cortex™-M0, featured with smallest size, lowest power consumption, optimized instruction set. As a powerful microcontroller, NuMicro® Family is equipped with various built-in analog, mixed-signal components, and all kinds of high-speed communication interfaces, which enables users to upgrade their existing products from 8051 to NuMicro® Family easily. With the integration of features of wide range voltage input and EMI from 8-bit microcontroller, NuMicro® Family is particularly suitable for the industry controlling system.

Value-added NuMicro® Family

NuMicro® Family is the newest solution provided by Nuvoton to satisfy the worldwide 8-bit microcontroller customers’ demand with lower cost, yet higher performance 32-bit microcontroller. The operating speed can be up to 50 MHz, equal to 45 DMIPS (45 millions of instructions executed per second). The kernel of NuMicro® Family is also characterized by the built-in 32-bit multiplier, NVIC(Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller), and dual channel of APB, PDMA(peripheral DMA). For the memory system, this family has built in 32K to 128K Bytes Flash memory with 16K Bytes SRAM. In terms of the peripheral, NuMicro® family is equipped with high speed interface like UART , SPI , I2C , USB 2.0 FS , CAN , LIN , IrDA. Regarding analog components, it also provides 8 channel 12-bit ADC , 2 sets of analog comparators , low voltage detector and etc.. Four sets of 32-bits timer , RTC , watchdog timer , built-in oscillator also enrich the capability of NuMicro® Family . With all the aforesaid features, the whole system performance can be optimized for the NuMicro® Family.

Comprehensive Development Tools

As to the development tools, NuMicro® Family 32-bit microcontroller has acquired the authorized support of “MDK-ARM”, the Microcontroller Development Kit of ARM. MDK-ARM integrates the ARM RealView® Compilation Tool with the Keil ™ μVision4 IDE and Debugger Tools. Customers can also choose another complete integrated development tool solution “EWARM” provided by IAR , a well-known international company. Besides the full support from the renowned company worldwide, Nuvoton also provides comprehensive S/W & H/W systems to assist customers in developing products within short time. Customers can also take advantage of the capabilities of ISP(In System Programming) or ICP(In Circuit Programming) to update the system firmware, which can increase the flexibility and convenience in production.

Nuvoton has been continuing expanding the MCU product line to provide customers for years with high performance solutions and the lowest cost in order to supply the large market share of Nuvoton’s 8-bit microcontroller. Nuvoton expects to proves to be the best business partner in current competitive microcontroller market.

Product Package and Promotion

NuMicro® Family has offered development board at present and will be offered in LQFP48/64/100 package. With the same package type, different memory capacity will be available. Customers can upgrade the chip capability without modifying the hardware design when running out of original memory capacity.

About Nuvoton Technology Corp.

Nuvoton Technology Corp. was established in July 2008 as an affiliate of Winbond Electronics Corp.. Nuvoton focuses on the development of two main product lines, including consumer electronics ICs and computer ICs. Nuvoton operates a six-inch wafer fab, that provides foundry service for the company's own branded IC products, as well as for selected manufacturing partners.

Nuvoton Technology Corp. has the advantages of core technology and customer relationships from over 20 years’ experience in IC design, manufacturing and product sale. Based on everlasting enhancement in product innovation and manufacturing efficiencies, Nuvoton provides superior service to its customers. Nuvoton will continue to realize its vision: "Be the indispensable partner to industry leaders." In line with the value Nuvoton places on its long-term relationship with its partners and customers, the company has established subsidiaries in the USA, China and Israel to strengthen regional customer support, service and global management. For more information, please visit


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