MCU & MPU: harnessing processing horsepower

A breakthrough system performance is shaped by vision and expectations—which can vary considerably from product to product. To get where you want to go, your selection of processor should be determined by product definition, the application it supports, and the ideal user experience. 

If you do the research, you’ll quickly realize there is no shortage of processing options for achieving your desired level of performance. As you’re looking to select and design the right processing engine into your product, you’ll want a partner that can provide a range of options and has the know-how to get the most out of each one.

With Avnet Silica as a partner, you’ll save time on research and get the guidance you need to select the right processor for delivering that breakthrough performance.

Microcontrollers include a range of products offering digital processing under software control. Microprocessors (MPU) and microcontrollers (MCU) are available in data widths from 8 to 64 bits, targeting a variety of both generalist and specialist applications. Applications include domestic appliances, handheld devices, servers, automotive, network infrastructure, image processing, and communications.

Avnet Silica linecard: microcontrollers & microprocessors

Having worked with renowned suppliers over many years, Avnet Silica is known to be an expert in the fields of MCUs and MPUs. Have a look at the linecard to see our complete MCU and MPU offering. 

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MCU MPU Featured Products (LC)

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Prod STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 (RM)

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STM32MP1 series

Embedding a dual Arm® Cortex®-A7, a Cortex®-M4 and a 3D GPU, the STM31MP1's flexible architecture allows high processing and real-time tasks in a single chip.

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Prod Microchip SAMA5D2 SOM (RM)

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Small single-sided System-On-Module based on the high-performance System-in-Package 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-A5 processor-based MPU SAMA5D27 and 1Gb DDR2 SDRAM running up to 500 MHz.

System-on-Module SAMA5D2 from Microchip

Prod Intel Quark SE Microcontroller (BN)

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Quark™ SE Microcontroller

The Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller brings intelligent power to the edge by combining a microcontroller with an onboard sensor subsystem to manage power consumption through programmable wake cues.

Prod Renesas Synergy Platform S5D3 (RM)

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Synergy™ Platform – S5D3 Microcontroller Group

The S5D3 adds a new tier to the S5 MCU group for applications that require a high-performance Cortex M4F core but doesn’t require on-chip graphic acceleration or Ethernet connectivity.

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RX65N & RX651 Groups

RX65N and RX651 Groups are new mainstream RX microcontrollers with RXv2 core, large-capacity RAM, and enhanced security, connectivity, and HMI.

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S32K144 32-bit MCU

The NXP® S32K product series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers provides a highly integrated, low-power, safe and secure single-chip solution



Arm® Cortex® -M33 based microcontroller series for mass market, leveraging 40nm Embedded Flash technology with TrustZone

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Quark™ D1000 MCU

The Intel® Quark™ microcontroller D1000 (MCU) is an extremely low power microcontroller at the top of its class in computational performance. It is optimized for long battery life applications such as wearable sensors and RFID tags.


Internet of Things

Avnet Silica has the perfect supplier offering to enable you to put your product development into the Internet of Things.

Training & Events

Learning for better, faster projects builds

Connect with the Avnet Silica experts who will guide you to reach further with your projects with on-going seminars, workshops, trade shows and online training.

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Embedded Vision

Visual inputs are the richest source of sensor information. Avnet Silica will provide you with insights into our expertise, image sensors, camera modules, processing engines and even full reference designs.

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