Freescale Semiconductor reduced both complexity and cost for system designers with the introduction of the industry's first complete, single-chip 10/100Mbps Ethernet device.
The 16-bit MC9S12NE64 microcontroller replaces more complex multi-chip Ethernet offerings. Ethernet is the leading networking technology for local area networks (LAN). It is used to connect embedded devices within a LAN or to the Internet.
Today's embedded devices often perform monitoring and control functions, such as gathering data from sensors or controlling electric motors or switches. Using an Ethernet connection, these devices can now be controlled remotely or distribute data over a network.
The MC9S12NE64 is the first in a Freescale series of 16-bit microcontrollers with embedded Ethernet connectivity. It provides a complete, cost-effective solution for industrial control applications and embedded systems that could benefit from network connectivity. It is based on Freescale's HCS12 central processing unit (CPU) platform.
It offers everything needed for Ethernet connectivity – a communications stack, flash memory, random access memory (RAM), a media access controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) transceiver – in a single low-pin-count package.
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