MAXQ

The MAXQ microcontrollers are High-Performance, Low-Power, 16-Bit RISC Core devices.

The MAXQ microcontrollers are High-Performance, Low-Power, 16-Bit RISC Core devices.

They can run up to 20 Mhz and execute instructions at one clock cycle. The low power consumption makes them perfect for portable and hand-held devices.

Maxim-Dallas Inc. are very committed to these new microcontrollers and many new devices are to come this year with different peripherals and functions.

PLUS

  • Very low power: 190 uA when run @ 8Mhz(!)
  • High-performance: they run faster than AVR, PIC and MSP430 with a single clock per instruction up to 20Mhz.
  • Dense code: instructions are 16-bit width, Harward architecture, lots of registers and pointers.
  • Built-in peripherals: LCD, SPI, 2x UART, 1-WIRE

MINUS

  • only 16 level of stack
  • No DAC, Comparator, CAN and USB peripherals