APPLICATIONS MOTOROLA REVEALS MC68SEC000 PROCESSOR FOR LOW POWER EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS Small Core Size Delivers Low Power Dissipation AUSTIN, Texas -- November 18, 1996 -- Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) Semiconductor Product Sector today announced the MC68SEC000 microprocessor. The MC68SEC000 combines remarkably low power consumption, small packages, and fully-static operation making it ideal for applications such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), portable measuring and test equipment, electronic games and battery-operated, hand-held consumer products. "The MC68SEC000 offers the lowest cost entry point for embedded system developers who need 32-bit processing," said Mike Frawley, manager of systems engineering and technical marketing for Motorola's embedded processors. "A fully compatible device, the MC68SEC000 builds upon the huge success of the MC68EC000 with a small core and extremely low power consumption which maximizes battery life in mobile computing applications." The HCMOS-based MC68SEC000's fully-static design is a direct replacement for the MC68EC000. In addition to the cost and performance benefits of the MC68EC000, the MC68SEC000 offers a low power mode that provides significant improvements in power consumption and the integration of power management features. The MC68SEC000 is designed for operation in 3.3 V or 5.0 V systems and calls for an impressively low 0.5 microamps in static standby mode and only 15 milliamps during normal 3.3 V operation. In addition to pin-for-pin compatibility with the MC68EC000, the MC68SEC000 provides upward object-code compatibility with any member of the M68000 Family. This allows designers to speed up time-to-market cycles by leveraging the MC68000's comprehensive development environment including existing code and an immense body of hundreds of the industry's existing hardware and software development tools. The MC68SEC000 features eight 32-bit address registers, eight 32- bit data registers, a 16-Mbyte linear address range, 56 powerful instruction types, operations on five data types, memory-mapped I/O, and 14 addressing modes. Initially, the MC68SEC000 will be available in 10, 16, and 20 MHz versions. The MC68SEC000's internal 32-bit architecture provides fast, efficient processing, ideal for sophisticated applications based on high-level languages. The architecture allows effective development of assembler code using a C compiler. The MC68SEC000 provides a powerful upgrade path. It is fully code compatible with the Motorola M680x0 and M68300 Families, and with minor modifications with the ColdFire(tm) VL-RISC Family. The MC68SEC000 will initially be offered in two packages: a 64- lead plastic Quad Flat Pack (QFP) and a 64-lead plastic Thin Quad Flat Pack. The plastic Thin Quad Flat Pack is a low-profile version of the 64 QFP package which is ideal for portable systems due to its small, 10 x 10 mm body size. The MC68SEC000 is immediately available in the QFP package. The TQFP version will be available in the first quarter of 1997. The MC68SEC000 is priced at $2.95 (10 MHz), $3.95 (16 MHz), and $4.95 (20 MHz) in quantities of 10K for direct OEM customers. Extended temperature range devices will also be offered. # # # ColdFire is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. CONTACTS: Motorola Sue Cozart 512.891.2134 or Mark Taylor 512.891.2592
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