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Micro/sys Releases Small, Low-Power, Industrial Microcontroller Board with CAN

Montrose, CA . . . An RoHS-compliant microcontroller board released by Micro/sys provides a low-power solution for systems needing a large amount of industrial I/O in tight, remote spaces. The MCB58, part of the Micro/sys SNAP series of microcontroller boards, is based on the Freescale (formerly Motorola) HC(S)08 microcontroller and measures 3.55” x 2.65” x 0.5”. The MCB58 typically draws a low 300mW while running at its fastest speeds and executes with a 50ns instruction time. The wide assortment of I/O on the board makes it ideal for handling simple control requirements and for communicating back to a host via serial or CAN.

The MCB58 includes an RS485 serial port, four isolated digital outputs, four isolated digital inputs, and 24 additional lines of TTL-level digital I/O. There are filters that allow four channels of PWM to act as four independent digital-to-analog converters (DACs). Also included are an onboard temperature detector, a real-time clock, a control area network (CAN) interface, and a 16K serial EEPROM. Additionally, the MCB58 can interface with the industry-standard PC/104 bus, which allows access to a wide range of I/O.

The MCB58 has 60Kbytes of program/data flash and 4Kbytes of SRAM. The highly efficient Metrowerks CodeWarrior compiler, which is included in the development kit, combines the simplicity of drag-and-drop software module “beans” with a powerful C compiler. Programs can be compiled, downloaded to the onboard flash with the provided serial cable, and then debugged without leaving the Integrated Development Environment.

The MCB58 has a smaller companion microcontroller, the MCB08. The MCB08 has the advantage of drawing about the same power as a couple of LEDs, which makes battery-operation a possibility, and also means that no special system cooling will be required.
The MCB08’s tiny footprint of 1.7” x 1.2” x 0.85” makes it a suitable controller for many small systems.

Single quantity pricing is $95 for the MCB58 and $75 for the MCB08. OEM discounts are available. Contact Technical Sales Dept., Micro/sys, Inc., 3730 Park Place, Montrose, CA, 91020, phone (818) 244-4600, FAX (818) 244-4246, email:, URL:

Micro/sys has been manufacturing OEM industrial microcomputer products since 1976, including board-level products and integrated computers. Micro/sys embedded computers are specified by OEMs in semiconductor processing, medical, mail handling, pharmaceutical, industrial marking, process control, and many other industries

Click here for the MCB08 data sheet or here for the MCB58 data sheet.


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