MAXQ610.


What exactly is a MAXQ610 ?
Thanks.
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ian field
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Man, Google broken again ;)=20 =20 The MAXQ610 is a low-power, 16-bit MAXQ=AE microcontroller designed for=20 low-power applications including universal remote controls, consumer=20 electronics, and white goods. The MAXQ610 combines a powerful 16-bit=20 RISC microcontroller and integrated peripherals including two USARTs and=20 an SPI=3D3F master/slave communications port, along with an IR module with= =20 carrier frequency generation and flexible port I/O capable of=20 multiplexed keypad control.
The MAXQ610 includes 64KB of flash memory and 2KB of data SRAM.=20 Intellectual property (IP) protection is provided by a secure MMU that=20 supports multiple application privilege levels and protects code against=20 copying and reverse engineering. Privilege levels enable vendors to=20 provide libraries and applications to execute on the MAXQ610, while=20 limiting access to only data and code allowed by their privilege level.
For the ultimate in low-power battery-operated performance, the MAXQ610=20 includes an ultra-low-power stop mode (0.2=B5A, typ). In this mode, the=20 minimum amount of circuitry is powered. Wake-up sources include external=20 interrupts, the power-fail interrupt, and a timer interrupt. The=20 microcontroller runs from a wide 1.70V to 3.6V operating voltage.
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WangoTango
Man, Google broken again ;)
Apparently yes! - I spent a good few hours googling and didn't find half as much as your reply.
There were some utils/drivers etc but no detailed description exactly what it is - although I did unearth a fairly hefty ftp site.
The MAXQ610 is a low-power, 16-bit MAXQ® microcontroller designed for low-power applications including universal remote controls, consumer electronics, and white goods. The MAXQ610 combines a powerful 16-bit RISC microcontroller and integrated peripherals including two USARTs and an SPI=3F master/slave communications port, along with an IR module with carrier frequency generation and flexible port I/O capable of multiplexed keypad control.
The MAXQ610 includes 64KB of flash memory and 2KB of data SRAM. Intellectual property (IP) protection is provided by a secure MMU that supports multiple application privilege levels and protects code against copying and reverse engineering. Privilege levels enable vendors to provide libraries and applications to execute on the MAXQ610, while limiting access to only data and code allowed by their privilege level.
For the ultimate in low-power battery-operated performance, the MAXQ610 includes an ultra-low-power stop mode (0.2µA, typ). In this mode, the minimum amount of circuitry is powered. Wake-up sources include external interrupts, the power-fail interrupt, and a timer interrupt. The microcontroller runs from a wide 1.70V to 3.6V operating voltage.
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ian field
That's funny, happens to me all the time. I've NEVER used any of the Maxim MCUs, and had actually forgotten that they make some.
And don't forget, they can get you 3 overnight, but it's 12 weeks out on 3,000.
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WangoTango
Elektor magazine sends a gift to summer circuits cintributors, and this year I got a MAXQ610.
Apart from a link printed on the box to download drivers, there was no info on WTF it is/does.
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ian field
Ah, a mystery gift. I was glad when Elektor got back into the US market. IMS, it was Colony Sound Labs that was the US distributor back in the late 80's early 90's and then they went direct mail, now they have another US distributor???
Not too many electronics rags left. I miss Radio/Popular Electronics and Midnight Engineering.
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WangoTango
We didn't have that many to start with in the UK.
Not counting the consumer electronics mags like Technology@home which lasted just long enough to be the last straw that broke the camels back for Television magazine - which was subsequently risen from the ashes, Television magazine is now only available on paper from a few select component distributors or an electronic copy that cannot be saved to local HDD. My collection of Television dates back almost to the valve era, if I can't archive the copies and read them whenever I want then I'm not buying.
AFACR ETI was the last to go - bought up by EPE and quietly smothered to death after hiking the cover price for the 'increased' content.
The news announced in UK editions of Elektor is that editions have been introduced for several new countries, so US readers should be getting projects that suit the local mains supply and US advertising instead of handed down English language editions from the UK distribution.
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ian field

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