Semiconductors: Microcontrollers

Microcontrollers design engineers Panasonic
Microcontrollers, microprocessors

Based on a rigorous analysis of embedded device software and system needs, the Panasonic AM1 (MN101C/MN101E/MN101L) and AM3 (MN103H/MN103S/ MN103L) Series signal a new concept in microcomputer design. With 8-bit and 32-bit models that share a unified architecture, these microcomputers combine high performance with low power consumption in a package that supports C-language programming for a fast, efficient development cycle. Since the instructions for MN103H/MN103S and MN101C/MN101E are respectively compatible with MN103L's and MN101L's, the programming data can be inherited to achieve efficient system development. They feature a single development environment and are suitable for a wide range of applications, including high-performance embedded controllers and key devices in multimedia hardware.


  • 32-bit High Performance Microcomputers MN103S SeriesDelivers both high performance and lower power consumption by selecting appropriate cache memory and expansion ALUs corresponding to the application's feature based on the microcomputer core with 5-stage pipeline.
  • 32-bit Low Power Microcomputers MN103L SeriesDelivers smaller area, lower power consumption, and high performance by implementing 32 expanded instruction functions including 32 x 32 high-speed multiplication and multiply-and-accumulate operations based on the microcomputer core with alterable (3 or 4) stage pipeline.
  • 8-bit Microcomputers MN101E SeriesDelivers a ROM code size as small as that of assembly language program by adopting the appropriate architecture such as its half-byte instruction set based on 8-bit microcomputer core with 3-stage pipeline.
  • 8-bit Low Power Microcomputers MN101L SeriesDelivers both smaller area and small ROM code size as 8-bit microcomputer and high performance as 16-bit microcomputer based on 16-bit microcomputer core with alterable (3 or 4) stage pipeline. It also delivers lower power consumption of the system by intermittent operation.
  • 8-bit Microcomputers MN101C SeriesThese microcomputers are suitable for a wide range of applications demanding high cost performance. The MN101 Series consists of the MN101C and MN101E Series.