BANGALORE, INDIA: Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has introduced the industry’s first floating-point microcontroller (MCU) for extreme temperature operation from 55°C to 210°C.
Exceeding the traditional 150°C limit for other high-temperature semiconductors, the SM320F28335-HT Delfino 32-bit MCU provides high-reliability, high-performance, real-time measurement and control for manufacturers of electronics operating in harsh and hot environments, such as downhole drilling, commercial jet engines, motor control, military applications, and medical instruments and surgical tools requiring sterilization.
The SM320F28335-HT Delfino MCU is based on TI’s popular TMS320C2000 MCU platform, which combines control peripheral integration and embedded flash memory with the processing power of a 32-bit floating-point architecture.
Enabling operation at up to 210°C eliminates the need for expensive up-screening and qualification tests of industrial grade MCUs, allowing for faster design of applications operating in harsh environments and cutting development time by up to one year. Packaging options, such as ceramic and Known Good Die (KGD), provide the smallest form factors for space-constrained applications.
“SM320F28335-HT Delfino MCU is first in the line of microcontroller products by TI’s High Reliability group which enables customers to meet specific high temperature requirements. It allows customers to use some of the latest designs from the TI High Temperature product portfolio ranging from amplifiers to complex embedded processors,” said Rakesh Joshi, GM - Business Development, HiRel Defense & Aerospace, Texas Instruments India.