Cortex M23 MCU 256 KB Flash
Introduction & Function & Applications
The NuMicro® M251LG6AE represents an advance in the field of low-power microcontrollers. It's a part of the M251/M252 Series developed by Nuvoton, a renowned name in the semiconductor industry. Designed with Arm® Cortex®-M23 core and based on Armv8-M architecture, it is suitable for industrial control applications and applicable in a wide range of sectors.
The product is well-catered towards the needs of smart homes, industrial control systems, smart city applications, IoT devices, security alarm systems, electronic payments, communication modules, portable wireless data collectors, smart door locks, handheld medical devices, GPS location trackers, and electronic shelf labels. It provides optimal power modes for different operational scenarios, making it a smart choice for the Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.
The M251LG6AE presents robust performance parameters. It operates at a speed of up to 48 MHz, with 256 KB Flash memory and 32 KB SRAM. The controller supports a voltage range of 1.8 ~ 5.5 V and can work under temperatures ranging from -40 ℃ to +105 ℃. It integrates an operational amplifier and supports transmission rates up to 9600 bps in the power-down mode, enhancing its power management capabilities in battery-operated devices.
Package Types, Interface & Pin Configuration
Available in a LQFP48 (7 mm x 7 mm) package, it offers flexible configuration features like Programmable Serial I/O (PSIO) that can generate unique waveform-emulating protocols for specific peripherals, giving it the ability to adapt according to diverse use-cases. Other interfaces include External Bus Interface (EBI), Universal Serial Control Interface (USCI), QSPI, SPI/I2S, I2C, ISO-7816-3, and up to 24 channels of PWM.
Reliability & Lifespan
The M251LG6AE microcontroller exhibits high reliability. It demonstrates efficient performance under temperatures ranging from -40 ℃ to 105 ℃. It also implements three kinds of secure protect mechanisms, ensuring data integrity, thereby extending its overall lifespan.
Standards & Certifications
Nuvoton ensures compliance with safety requirements and provides a safety library in line with IEC-60730, which qualifies Class B safety functionality, reinforcing the safety stature of the end products.
Application Cases & Reference Designs
The NuMicro® M251LG6AE microcontroller is particularly suited to low-power IIoT devices. Its support for 5V operating voltage, 7KV ESD, and 4.4KV EFT immunity features make it a noteworthy addition to any industrial-grade low-power MCU. With five distinct power modes to prolong battery life, three types of chip protection mechanisms, and a host of peripheral connectivity options, it positions itself as an ideal candidate for an array of IoT applications.
For further contextual understanding, users can refer to the accompanying resources which include datasheets, technical manuals, and design guides, with specific tutorials available for hardware development and debugging. The development platforms supported include Arm Keil MDK, IAR EWARM, and NuEclipse IDE with GNU GCC compilers.
In conclusion, the NuMicro® M251LG6AE brings together robust performance, efficient power management, and a host of innovative features to meet diverse application requirements in a dynamic tech landscape.