Energy-Efficient Product Solutions
   

Energy-Efficient Product Solutions


Energy-Efficient Mark

Whether your need is for extended battery life, portable performance, reduced energy costs or compliance with energy standards, the Energy-Efficient Solutions mark highlights selected products that excel in effective implementation of energy-efficient technologies and/or deliver market-leading performance in the application spaces they are designed to address. As a leader in embedded energy-efficient solutions, Freescale is enabling a new generation of applications that achieve reduced energy consumption while continuing to meet the demand for increased performance and functionality.

Energy Efficiency Target

There is no single power reduction technique that is able to meet all the system requirements for energy minimization. The trick is to effectively combine architectural, platform and circuit techniques, system and application software, process technology and design methodology and tools to intelligently develop semiconductor designs that deliver the highest possible performance levels within a restricted energy budget. The Freescale Energy Efficiency Target illustrates how these technologies and techniques are integrated into the full development process designed to achieve optimal energy efficiency.

Featured Product Solutions

Our products are truly energy efficient by design. To guide you to the right product for your design needs, look for the Freescale Energy-Efficient Solutions mark. It designates products whose implementation of energy or power management technologies and/or performance within a specified energy budget over the life of the application is truly optimal and/or best-in-class.

  • S08LL: S08 Ultra-Low-Power Segment LCD Microcontroller
    • For long battery life in consumer, industrial and personal health care applications
      • Two ultra-low-power stop modes
      • Advanced low-power run and wait modes
      • 6 ms wake-up time
      • Ultra-low-power external oscillator
      • Clock gating registers disable clocks to unused peripherals
    • Freescale's lowest power microcontroller with LCD driver, < 50% current draw of previous generation
    • Benchmark performance, e.g. 2x battery lifetime in a typical clock display application
  • S08MM: Flexis 8-Bit Microcontroller
    The Flexis MM series are ideal for portable medical devices and ultra-low-power medical design
    • Low–power, modified matrix-type resistor-ladder DAC reduces power by a factor of five compared to other DAC implementations.
    • VREF power level is configurable
    • OPAMP/TRIAMP power level is configurable
    • Two ultra–low–power stop modes
    • Clock gating registers disable clocks to unused peripherals
  • S08QB: Ultra–low-power 8–Bit Microcontroller Family
    • 6us wake up time allows an application to wake up, perform task and quickly go back to sleep, thus saving power.
    • CPU and peripherals can run with the voltage regulator in low-power mode to allow full functionality at reduced frequency for lower power operation.
    • User–selectable peripheral clock gating saves power in run and wait modes.
    • Ultra-low-power, real–time counter can be used with low-power oscillator, internal or external clock sources in run, wait and stop modes.
  • 9S08QE128: Flexis 8–bit HCS08 Microcontroller
    Targeting extended battery life applications in consumer, industrial and personal health care markets, the QExx family is one of our lowest power microcontroller families and the basis for other derivative low-power devices in the portfolio.
    • Exact pin for pin compatibility, equivalent stop current for 8-bit and 32-bit architectures in the Flexis series of microcontrollers
    • Advanced options to optimize power consumption vs. performance for specific applications
    • Advanced low-power run (up to 32 kHz) and low-power wait modes for S08 and ColdFire microcontroller products:
      • ColdFire microcontroller stop mode emulates S08 wait mode
    • Ecosystem: CodeWarrior tool suite for Flexis series of microcontrollers provides easy migration between devices to choose power/performance targets:
      • Move from S08 to MCF51 in seven clicks

Kinetis L Series

  • Built on the new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor - the most energy-efficient 32-bit processor on the market with industry leading throughput/mA
  • Ultra-low power modes - several, flexible power modes fit for different application use cases designed to maximize battery life
  • Energy-saving architecture - optimized for power with 90nm TFS technology, clock and power gating techniques, and highly efficient platform featuring a bit manipulation engine, peripheral bridge crossbar and zero wait state flash memory controller
  • Energy-saving peripherals - smart peripherals with functionality in deep sleep modes can make intelligent decisions and process data without waking up the core
  • Frees power-critical designs from 8- and 16-bit MCU limitations by combining excellent dynamic and stop currents with superior processing performance

Kinetis K Series

The Kinetis K Series portfolio MCUs pairs the efficient ARM® Cortex™-M4 core with cutting-edge, low-power design techniques. The result is the industry's lowest power Cortex-M4 based MCU solutions.
  • New Cortex™-M4 core with single cycle DSP instructions paired with Freescale's efficient platform
  • 90nm Thin Film Storage (TFS) process technology allows dynamic power to be reduced to as low as 200µA/MHz
  • Special design techniques used to reduce leakage allowing lower power standby modes
  • Flexible mode controller enables 10 different modes of operation which allows power reduction based on the application requirements
  • MCU and many peripherals are able to operate down to 1.71 volts with full analog and flash capabilities
  • MCU architecture supports adjustable clocking for peripherals and the core enabling quick changes to MCU clocks and different clock speeds
  • Separate power supply for the Real Time Clock (RTC) allows low-power time keeping with less than 1µA power consumption
  • MCF51MM: Flexis 32-bit ColdFire V1 Microcontrollers
    The Flexis MM series are ideal for portable medical devices and ultra-low-power medical design
    • Low-power, modified matrix-type resistor-ladder DAC reduces power by a factor of five compared to other DAC implementations.
    • VREF power level is configurable
    • OPAMP/TRIAMP power level is configurable
    • Two ultra-low-power stop modes
    • Clock gating registers disable clocks to unused peripherals
  • MCF51QE128: Flexis Series 32-bit V1 ColdFire Microcontroller
    Targeting extended battery life applications in consumer, industrial and personal health care markets, the QExx family is one of our lowest power microcontroller families and the basis for other derivative low-power devices in the portfolio.
    • Exact pin for pin compatibility, equivalent stop current for 8-bit and 32-bit architectures in the Flexis series of microcontrollers
      • Advanced options to optimize power consumption vs. performance for specific applications
    • Advanced low-power run (up to 32 kHz) and low-power wait modes for S08 and ColdFire microcontroller products
      • ColdFire microcontroller Stop mode emulates S08 Wait mode
    • Ecosystem: CodeWarrior tool suite for Flexis series of microcontrollers provides easy migration between devices to choose power/performance targets
      • Move from S08 to MCF51 in seven clicks
  • Targets low-power multimedia processing and integration in general embedded, automotive, industrial and consumer applications
  • Industry leading power consumption; operates without a heatsink
  • Ideally suited for battery operated portable devices; some i.MX–based devices can last two or more weeks on a single charge
  • Multiple low-power modes optimize power and performance
  • Optimal power savings through integrated power management or paired with external Freescale power management IC solutions
  • Software development kits to fully utilize low-power techniques
  • MC56F8006/2: Digital Signal Controller
    • Lowest power stop modes of any DSC on the market
    • Extends battery life by reducing system consumption
    • Ideal for motor control, advanced power conversion and power sensitive applications using deep sleep modes
  • P1022/P1013: QorIQ Communication Processor with Advanced Energy Management
    • Packet lossless feature with packet filtering and fast recovery
      • Data path for network traffic during deep sleep
      • Addresses packet loss/overflow on power down
    • Core clock frequency scaling jog mode
      • Reduces power consumption for low work loads
    • Separate power planes for platform vs. core
      • Power off core and cache for deep sleep mode
Acceleration Sensors Touch Sensors Sensing Platforms
  • MMA9550L: Xtrinsic Motion Sensing Platform
    • Combination of the accelerometer with the low-power CPU to perform pre-processing of the data without requiring the intervention of a more powerful processor
    • Intelligent processing of data can be done more efficiently on MMA9550L than on the host processor
    • Slow internal clock to reduce power in idle mode to 20 µA typical
    • Programmability allows you to specify conditions before notifying the main processor
    • Software configurable FIFOs allow local storage data reducing number of interactions for main processor
Pressure Sensors
  • MPL3115A2 50 to 110kPa, 2.5v, Absolute Xtrinsic Smart Pressure Sensor
    • Auto wake and sleep mode enable the application to switch modes depending on activity level- activating interrupts
    • Adjustable and intelligent user controls allow the sample rate to be adjusted according to the environment for “intelligent contextual sensing”
    • Programmable functions allow user to specify conditions for waking a host processor via interrupts
    • Communication between sensor and host processor is minimized through smart FIFO functionality and intelligent interrupts
    • Compensation and calibration of sensor data is enabled via local computation capability on the MPL3115A2 ASIC
  • Reduce Losses: power saving target on each ECU
  • Low Power Modes State Machine
  • Flexible power modes - customize power usage to application requirements

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