AUSTIN, Texas - Luminary Micro has introduced 34 new Stellaris microcontrollers (MCUs), designed for networking and expanded control capabilities for real-time applications in HVAC and building controls, fire and security, remote sensing, power and energy monitoring and conversion, network appliances and switches, and other equipment.

Introduced are 20 members of the Stellaris LM3S1000 high pin count real-time MCU series, 11 members of the Stellaris LM3S8000 Ethernet+CAN internetworking series, and three new members of the Stellaris LM3S6000 Ethernet series featuring hardware assist for IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) support. According to the company, these new MCUs extend the benefits of the Stellaris family with real-time networking, larger on-chip memories, enhanced power management, and expanded I/O capabilities. Evaluation kits for the new MCUs are available.

The LM3S1000 series feature new combinations of expanded general purpose I/O, larger on-chip memory, and low-power optimization for battery-backed applications. The LM3S8000 series feature a fully-integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with Controller Area Network (CAN) connectivity in a single-chip solution with ARM architecture compatibility.

Stellaris family MCUs are based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, the microcontroller member of the ARM Cortex processor family.

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Publication date:10/01/2007