ColdFire microcontroller with complimentary Freescale MQX RTOS
Apr 09, 2009
ColdFire microcontroller with complimentary Freescale MQX RTOSA “one-stop-shop” industrial connectivity solution combines its most highly integrated 32-bit ColdFire microcontroller (MCU) family with a complimentary offering of the Freescale MQX real-time operating system (RTOS). The MCF5225x MCU family offers the ultimate industrial connectivity solution with on-chip USB, Ethernet, controller area network (CAN) and encryption, along with Freescale MQX RTOS and associated tools and software stacks. The combined silicon and software solution gives developers exceptional design flexibility, connectivity options, and fast time-to-market backed by a full-featured, scalable RTOS platform valued at approximately $95,000. Based on the 32-bit ColdFire V2 core, the MCF5225x MCUs are well-suited for a broad range of industrial networking, building/lighting control, and medical applications that require high performance and connectivity options. For factory automation systems, the MCF5225x MCU’s USB port can be used to develop interfaces to standard USB barcode scanners, and the embedded Fast Ethernet controller makes it easy to control various terminals in a networked building. When used in building control applications, the MCU’s embedded cryptographic accelerator unit enables secure communications through Ethernet. The MCU’s USB connectivity supports fast, easy downloads of patient data for medical applications, and its serial connectivity options simplify connection to wireless modules and LCD screens used in personal medical devices. The MCF5225x MCUs feature an on-chip cryptographic accelerator unit and random number generator designed to help safeguard valuable data and intellectual property during transmissions across industrial and building control networks. The encryption module supports DES, 3DES, AES, MD5 and SHA-1 algorithms.
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