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16-Bit MCU-Core

When referencing microcontrollers, the term "16-Bit" generally defines the number of bits of data that can be effectively processed through the ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) in one clock cycle. For the parts specifically included in this page, 16-Bits in one cycle. The various instruction lengths based on different core types can vary from this.

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MCU-Core - 16-Bit

  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Fujitsu Semiconductor
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Maxim Integrated
  • Microchip Technology
  • Renesas Technology
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toshiba
  • Zilog
Freescale Semiconductor

56800

56800

The Freescale 56800/E family offers up to 120 MIPS processor performance at 120MHz. It combines, on a single chip, the processing power of a digital signal processor (DSP) and the functionality of a microcontroller (MCU) with a flexible set of peripherals to create a cost-effective solution. DSCs possess fast interrupt times, control flexible sets of peripherals and general purpose I/O, and can run compact code that would be unavailable on a standalone DSP.


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HC12

HC12

Freescale’s HC12 is a 16-Bit device composed of on-chip peripherals including a 16-Bit CPU, up to 8KB RAM and 128KB Flash, SCI, SPI, an 8-Bit ADC, four channel PWM, and a CAN module. The series is upwards compatible with the M68HC11 Instruction Set as well.


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S12

S12

Freescale’s S12 family are Flash-based MCU families, which deliver the power and flexibility of the 16-bit core to a whole new range of cost and space sensitive, general purpose industrial and automotive network applications. Flash sizes to 1MB and speeds to 80MHz are available.


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Fujitsu Semiconductor

F²MC-16LX

F²MC-16LX

Based on the F²MC-16LX CPU core, Fujitsu’s 16-bit flexible and scalable microcontroller series is designed for a variety of consumer, industrial and automotive applications. The series combines different FLASH/ROM/RAM sizes with different mixtures of peripherals, saving development time and costs. CAN and LIN support, on-chip LCD controller, Motor controller, I²C bus interface, ADC, external bus interface, selectable port levels for CMOS, TTL, and automotive levels are some of the enhanced features. A security feature is incorporated on some devices, preventing unauthorized reading of Flash memory content.


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Infineon Technologies

C16x

C16x

Infineon’s C16x® family is a well established 16-Bit architecture with a wide variety of peripherals, packages, and performance options available. The C166 has clock ratings to 80MHz, up to 832KB Program Memory, and SRAM to 82KB. I/O counts of 59 to 111 are also available. The family is available with either OTP memory or ROM-less.


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XC16x

XC16x

The XC16x family of 16-bit microcontrollers offers a wide range of products scalable in performance, memory, and peripherals. The migration path from C166® to XC166 is supported by the same basic architecture and instruction set so that a high level of reuse can be accomplished. Both, built in safety features and high performance peripherals, are standard for the XC166 family and make these devices the controller of choice for automotive and industrial applications.


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XE16x

XE16x

High CPU performance combined with enhanced IO capabilities, flexible power management and new impressive peripherals such as Universal Serial Interface (USIC) make the XE16x the instrument of choice for demanding industrial applications such as motor control, power supplies, transportation and communication. Integration of external components such as voltage regulators, EEPROM emulation with additional flash modules and various clock sources optimize system cost. The XE167 series is available with a 80MHz clock, up to 768KB Flash, 118 I/O pins, and 82KB of RAM.


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XC2xxx

XC2xxx

The new scalable 16-/32-Bit MCU XC2xxx family from Infineon, addresses the increasing complexity of highly integrated gateway applications. Available today are the XC2xxx derivatives with 448 to 768 KB of flash, optional EEPROM emulation, up to 82 KB SRAM, and a maximum 80MHz CPU clock. The XC2200 family is optimized for mid-range to high-end gateway applications. Additionally, security features like a memory protection unit (MPU), help to protect the IP of the system supplier.


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Maxim Integrated

DS4830

Maxim DS4830TMaxim Integrated's DS4830 provides a complete optical control, calibration, and monitor solution with a low-power, 16-bit, MAXQ20 microcontroller core providing generous program and RAM data memory. I/O resources include a fast/accurate analog-to-digital converter (ADC), fast comparators with an internal comparison digital-to-analog converter (DAC), 12-bit DACs, 12-bit PWMs, internal and external temperature sensors, fast sample/hold, I²C slave host interface, and a multiprotocol serial master/slave interface. Direct connection of diode-connected transistors, used as remote temperature sensors, is supported as well as expansion to a virtually unlimited number of external digital temperature sensor ICs using the on-chip master I²C interface. An independent slave I²C interface facilitates communication to a host microprocessor in addition to password-protected in-system reprogramming of the on-chip flash.

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Microchip Technology

PIC24F

PIC24F

Microchip’s PIC24F 16-bit microcontroller family offers up to 16 MIPs performance at 32MHz and a wide variety of onboard peripherals. With an operating voltage of 2.0V to 3.6V, the series features 5.5V tolerant inputs and 18mA of source/sink current available on all I/O pins. Program Flash sizes of 8K to 256KB are available as well as 512B to 16KB SRAM. Many complimentary TCP/IP, USB, Graphic, Encryption, and Wireless libraries are available.


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PIC24H

PIC24H

Microchip’s high performance PIC24H 16-bit microcontroller family offers up to 40 MIPs (16 for PIC24F) performance at 80MHz and a wide variety of onboard peripherals. With an operating voltage of 3.0V to 3.6V, the series features 5V tolerant inputs and up to 85 I/O pins. Program Flash sizes of 12K to 256KB are available as well as 1KB to 16KB SRAM. Many complimentary TCP/IP, USB, Graphic, Encryption, and Wireless libraries are available.


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dsPIC30

dsPIC30

Classified more as a Digital Signal Controller (DSC) than microcontroller because of its integrated DSP engine, Microchip's dsPIC30 family provides up to 30 MIPs performance at 120MHz operation. The dsPIC's advanced math processing makes it ideal for power supplies, motor control, filtering, or encoding position sensing applications. Many free code examples are made available for the series as well.


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dsPIC33

dsPIC33

Classified more as a Digital Signal Controller (DSC) than microcontroller because of its integrated DSP engine, Microchip’s dsPIC33 family provides up to 40 MIPs performance at 80MHz operation. The dsPIC’s advanced math processing makes it ideal for power supplies, motor control, filtering, or encoding position sensing applications. Many free code examples are made available for the series as well.


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Renesas Technology

RL78

RL78

RL78 is Renesas Electronics' next-generation microcontroller family combining advanced features from both the 78K and R8C families to deliver low power consumption and high performance.  RL78 is based upon a 16 bit CISC architecture with analogue rich functionality.  The platform lineup will include general purpose, LCD and ASSPs including lighting and automotive microcontrollers.  RL78 is designed specifically for ultra low power applications enabling customers to build compact and energy-efficient systems at lower cost.


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Texas Instruments

MSP430

MSP430 image

The MSP430 16-bit RISC CPU, peripherals and flexible clock system are combined by using a von-Neumann common memory address bus (MAB) and memory data bus (MDB). Partnering a modern CPU with modular memory-mapped analog and digital peripherals, the MSP430 offers solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s mixed-signal applications.


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Toshiba

TLCS-900/L1 Series

TLCS-900The TLCS-900/L1 Series comprises 16-bit microcontrollers suitable for embedded applications that offer an excellent balance between low power consumption and high performance.  The instruction code compatibility within the TLCS-900 Family ensures a smooth migration from 16-bit to 32-bit systems.

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Zilog

Z16F ZNEO™

Z16F ZNEO™

Based on the tested Z8 and Z80 MCU cores, the Z16F ZNEO controllers operate at 20MHz and are available in a wide variety of Flash sizes from 2KB to 128KB. Onboard communications peripherals include I2C, SPI, UARTs, IrDA, and LIN. The family is also available in a wide variety of surface-mount package/case options.


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