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New Hyundai Microcontrollers Address Requirements For Small Applances

By June 30, 2000 December 7th, 2020 No Comments
– Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. announced today that it has recently completed development and started volume production of two new microcontroller units (MCU) specifically designed for use in small appliances.

The new products, GMS77C 1000/1, represent 10 months of research at a cost to Hyundai of 280 million won. The products are two different versions of an 8-bit One Time Programmable (OTP) MCU. They feature Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) technology, which enables high-speed operation at 200ns (1 nano second = one billionth of a second ) and low-power operation at 2.5 volts within 20MHz. Both versions of the new MCU are well suited for use in small appliances and a variety of other small items. The demand for such products is steadily increasing in the Korean and Southeast Asian markets, while also expanding worldwide. Hyundai plans to produce 700 to 800 thousand GMS77C 1000/1units per month and expects sales of these products to exceed 20 billion won over the next three years. Based on the technology used in these new products, Hyundai has follow-on plans for development of a highly competitive OTP MCU. With this future product, Hyundai expects to attain a position of leadership in the field. In response to trends in the worldwide MCU market, Hyundai is adjusting its product portfolio to focus on 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit products; enhanced MCUs targeted at specific field applications; and MCUs with built-in flash memory.