Chip Hall of Fame: Intel 4004 Microprocessor
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Chip Hall of Fame: Intel 4004 Microprocessor

The first CPU-on-a-chip was a shoestring crash project. The Intel 4004 was the world’s first microprocessor—a complete general-purpose CPU on a single chip. Released in March 1971, and using cutting-edge silicon-gate technology, the 4004 marked the beginning of Intel’s rise to...

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NXP Semiconductors MPC5777C Power Architecture® Microcontroller
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NXP Semiconductors MPC5777C Power Architecture® Microcontroller

NXP Semiconductors MPC5777C Power Architecture® Microcontroller is a high-performance, multicore MCU optimized for industrial and automotive control applications that require advanced performance, timing systems, security, and functional safety capabilities. The MPC5777C features...

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Espressif Announces the 
Release of ESP32-S2 Secure Wi-Fi MCU
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Espressif Announces the 
Release of ESP32-S2 Secure Wi-Fi MCU

Espressif announces the release of the 
ESP32-S2 Secure Wi-Fi MCU, which is a highly integrated, low-power, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Microcontroller SoC supporting Wi-Fi HT40 and 43 GPIOs. Based on Xtensa® single-core 32-bit LX7 processor, ESP32-S2 can be clocked at up to 240 MHz. ESP32-S2 is...

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AJIT – First-Ever “Made in India” Microprocessor Designed By IIT Bombay
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AJIT – First-Ever “Made in India” Microprocessor Designed By IIT Bombay

In this modern era, the electronics industry is incomplete without microprocessors. From daily household appliances to space exploration - microprocessors are accompanying us everywhere and making lives way easier. But, independently designing and manufacturing a processor is an...

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BIT4 is a 4Bit microcontroller – fully programmable with only three buttons.
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BIT4 is a 4Bit microcontroller – fully programmable with only three buttons.

BIT4 is a 4Bit microcontroller - fully programmable with only three buttons. The BIT4 microcontroller has 256 Bytes of programm memory, split in 16 pages with each 16 instructions. A instruction is 8bit wide and consists of an command and data: To enter the programming mode, hold...

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iCircuit’s iCP02 USB Microchip PIC Programmer & PICkit2 Plus Review
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iCircuit’s iCP02 USB Microchip PIC Programmer & PICkit2 Plus Review

Ever since the first microcontroller was released in 1980 by Intel - the Harvard Architecture 8051 mcu - microcontrollers have revolutionized the electronics industry and has spurred an array of low-cost microcontrollers like PIC, AVR, ARM, and others. The AVR has been the one that...

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Getting Started with STM32G0
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Getting Started with STM32G0

The STM32G0 is ST's newest series of mainstream microcontrollers (MCU) for cost-oriented consumer and industrial applications. [via] This new generation offers an Arm® Cortex®-M0+ core at 64 MHz as well as a Securable Memory Area, more RAM and Flash, numerous I/Os, and more...

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AVR MCUs now beta supported in MPLAB X IDE
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AVR MCUs now beta supported in MPLAB X IDE

Microchip has launched MPLAB X IDE version 5.05 which beta supports the majority of AVR MCUs – allowing developers to easily incorporate AVR MCUs into any application. [via] Further support for additional AVR MCUs will be provided in MPLAB versions. AVR support will continue...

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