The Japan-based semiconductor company ROHM semiconductor has launched a 32-bit microcontroller chip powered by ARM Cortex M0+ 32bit CPU core with built-in LCD driver designed to support dataloggers used in logistics for collecting and managing environmental information such as temperature, humidity, acceleration during package shipment. ROHM claims this is the first IC with features such as USB, high-speed clock generation, LCD driver, high accuracy RC oscillation type analog to digital converter, and also PDF file generation on a single chip.
The data loggers are used in shipment of food and medicine which are shipped in containers which are temperature controlled to keep the food and medicines safe. The data loggers continuously record the environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and vibration during the shipment of food and medicine while it is transported from one place to another place.
The new microcontroller chip ML630Q464 from ROHM designed to meet the requirements of data loggers such as less power consumption, reliable recording of food/medicine package during transport and also the ability to produce a uneditable PDF file of the data.