Low-power 32-bit MCUs draw as little as 350nA

February 27, 2013 // By Julien Happich
The RX100 series is what Renesas Electronics Europe claims to be the industry's lowest cost, ultra-low power 32-bit RX devices, drawing as little as 350nA of current for embedded applications, with as little as 8KB of flash memory.

The RX100 Series MCUs, which are based on the proven 130nm, low-power process technology, can run at 32MHz, delivering 1.56DMIPS/MHz throughput, consuming only 110uA/MHz power in full active mode and targeting only 350nA in the standby mode.

This achieves an even lower cost and power consumption than the RX200 series already in the market. With this new series, the RX family provides a platform with a common core, using common tools and common peripherals. The RX100 series is clearly targeting low power applications such as wearable / battery powered applications including medical and sensor products. Due to the low system cost of the RX100 series, Renesas will also be able to compete very effectively in the ultra-low end market space where cost is the most important decision factor.

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