- High speed 80C32 compatible core:
- High performance 4 clocks/machine cycles (8032 = 12)
- Low Power: typically 1/3 power for equivalent 8032 throughput
- Maximum clock speed up to 25MHz at 5.0V
- Ultra-low stop mode power (typ. 1uA) "IDLE" mode (typ. 10mA)
- Multiple wake-up sources from STOP including key scan, 2-wire, host I/F, or external interrupt
- Three 16-bit timers, 1 serial port
- 256-byte scratchpad
- 256 bytes MOVX RAM
- Keyboard Control:
- Replaces 8042 and key scan microcontroller
- 2 Parallel I/O ports for key scan outputs
- One interrupt-driven 8-bit input port to initiate key-scan sequence
- Total of eleven 8-bit I/O ports; all pins can individually programmed to serve as general purpose digital input/output.
- 8-bit port supports one or more special functions:
- Port 0, 2, 3: external program/data memory interface
- Port 1, 3: UART, 2-Wire serial, timers, external interrupt I/O.
- Port 4, 8, 9: Key scan input/output
- Port 5: A/D inputs
- Port 6: PWM Outputs
- Port 7: activity monitor, LED control
- Port 10: GPIO
- Analog input/output:
- Eight-channel, 10-bit A/D with power down mode supports charging NiMH rechargeable cells
- 4-channel, 8-bit PWM supports LCD brightness and contrast control
- 2-Wire bi-directional serial buses
- Master/slave multi-drop operation
- Manages on-board slaves or external I/O devices
- Power Control
- Generates system power on reset
- Programmable power down pin states
The controller is designed to off-load battery and power management tasks from the host CPU and thereby make possible an efficient solution for systems. In addition to the microcontroller core, it incorporates an 8-channel, 10-bit A/D converter with external reference so that its firmware can perform battery management tasks without burdening the host CPU. A four-channel 8-bit pulse-width modulator allows digital control of functions such as LCD contrast and brightness. An 8-bit port is provided for key scan inputs. A total of 88 parallel I/O pins are available for key scanning, system configuration, and power management control.
The system energy manager scans a key matrix and interfaces to the host CPU via an 8042-compatible port. The benefits of sophisticated power management and permanently powered functions are thereby attained without adding to the system's chip count.
Two 2-wire, bi-directional serial buses are incorporated to facilitate the management of slave peripheral devices on the motherboard, such as digital temperature sensors and potentiometers, and to support external low-speed I/O devices such as monitor configuration channels, pen tablets, and joysticks.
Because a direct interface to the X-bus is provided, the controller is not dependent on a particular core logic chip or chip set. Independent chip select inputs for the keyboard controller, power management #1, and power management #2 registers are provided.