Russian Company Develops A Mikron Mik32 MCU With Features Similar To STM32l0 MCU
It’s no longer news that open-source RISC-V architecture has flung the door of innovation open for several companies to reinvent existing microcontrollers – a move that has become imminent, as countries around the world look forward to localizing their technologies and becoming more independent.
Russia has not lagged behind in this development and they have proven this with many of their inventions including the new Mikron MIK32 microcontroller.
Mikron MIK32 mimics the famous STMicro STM32L0 Cortex-M0+ MCU microcontroller, especially in its functionality, so much that they can be used interchangeably. Mikron MIK32 is a 32-bit RISC-V MCU with tons of input and output interfaces like UART, SPI, I2C, ADC and DAC, as well as an interrupt controller and several timers. The architecture of this microcontroller makes it suitable for several applications, such as gas/water meters, industrial sensors, and healthcare equipment – Potentially, lifecycle devices that utilize the famous STMicroelectronics’ STML0.
Let’s take a look at the specifications of the Mikron MIK32. You’ll love what it packs in for a comfortable sum of money!
- CPU Core – 32-bit RISC-V up to 32 MHz with 32 registers, embedded multiplier, debugger (TAP controller and JTAG interface), and interrupt controller
- 256 bytes OTP ROM
- 16KB RAM
- 8KB EEPROM
- Storage I/F: SPI, Dual-SPI, Quad-SPI interfaces for NOR and NAND flash devices
- 4-channel DMA controller supporting low-power modes
- 2x I2C, 2x UART with synchronous mode support, 2x SPI
- 12-bit 8-channel ADC up to 1 MHz
- 12-bit 2-channel DAC up to 1 MHz
- 5V-tolerant digital I/O
- 2x PVD (Programmable Voltage Detectors)
- Clock control unit
- Interrupt controller: Supports 32 interrupts from ADC, SPI, I2C, UART, timers, voltage detectors
- 16-bit (3x) and 32-bit (2x) multifunctional timers supporting PWM, Capture/Compare; watchdog timer
- Encryption: CRC calculation unit, Crypto accelerator with AES 128 support
- RTC @ 32.768 KHz
- Embedded temperature sensor
- 3.3V +/- 10% input voltage
- Power control unit supporting different power modes, power-down of main domain, and/or clocking of separate units
- Break-out detector
- Temperature Range: -40 – +85°C
- Dimensions: 4.36 mm x 4.36 mm
Mikron also designed a Development Board with a MIK32 module, multiple relays, buttons, DIP configuration switches, and RS232/RS485. With this amazing product, you can support up to four expansion boards. This innovation makes Bluetooth, WiFi, GSM, NB-IoT, Zigbee, RFID, and/or Ethernet connections compatible with the board.
You can employ the Mikron MIK32 to use for water or gas meters, remote control, and user interfaces, industrial sensors, gaming, and GPS equipment, as well as PC peripherals.
With 450 roubles ($6) only, you can purchase the MIK32 RISC-V MCU, though I’m not yet sure if that is its unit price or price in quantities. You can contact the company to purchase the microcontroller or the development board.
You can also get more information from the official company website.