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Fully certified IEC 60730 software libraries for NEC Electronics' 78K0 and 78K0R MCUs simplify testing and end-product approval

Now available free of charge from Gleichmann Electronics

(PresseBox) (Stutensee, ) Gleichmann Electronics now makes available fully certified software libraries - approved by the VDE (German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) Testing and Certification Institute - for NEC Electronics Europe's 8-bit and 16-bit 78K0/78K0R microcontroller families. The software libraries considerably simplify the testing and end product approval for compliance with the requirements of the IEC 60730-1/60335-1, Class B safety standards.

Class B of the IEC 60730-1/60335-1 safety standards requires the software of microcontroller-based equipment - such as electric cookers, dishwashers, washing machines and other motor control applications - to have the capability for self-diagnosis of safety critical functions. This includes memory, peripheral and system frequency tests performed during CPU run-time, which are supported by the 78K0 MCU families with additional on-chip safety elements, such as an internal watchdog with separate system clock and fail-safe clock circuitry.

With the fully certified software libraries, end equipment manufacturers now do not need to develop their own self-test programs. The software and its associated documentation are available upon request and free of charge from Gleichmann Electronics and NEC Electronics Europe's Industrial Business Unit.

About Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH

Founded in 1979, Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH, in the same company group with MSC Vertriebs GmbH, has established itself as one of the leading pan-European distributors of electronic assemblies and components. One of the reasons for the high acceptance by customers and suppliers is the company's early focus on comparatively few, highly sophisticated products such as microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, displays and customer specific power supplies. From this, the resulting in-depth technical know-how of our sales engineers and field application engineers today enables us, if required by the customer, even implementation of complete new designs right up to the finished product. With two of its own ASIC design centers, the Gleichmann research laboratory in Austria and one of the largest and most modern programming centers in Europe, Gleichmann Electronics takes a leading role in terms of service and customer support. More information can be found at: www.msc-ge.com

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