Zilog Announces Rugged General-Purpose MCU for High Temperature Applications
Latest Series of High-Performance MCU Solutions Offering Sustained 150C Operation
MILPITAS, Calif. & BIEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zilog (ZILG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation and a pioneer supplier of application-specific, embedded microcontroller (MCU) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive and consumer markets, today introduces High Temperature Masked ROM Z86C08 MCUs which are suitable for applications that require a general-purpose MCU to operate at sustained elevated temperatures.
Unlike some Flash-based MCUs that are guaranteed to operate at 150C for only 40 to 310 days, the High Temperature Z86C08 MCU can operate at a temperature of 150C for many years without experiencing program memory data retention issues. Such applications can include under-the-hood automotive applications, deep drilling, aircraft propulsion systems, HVAC applications, high-power motor/generator systems, industrial, instrumentation, and distributed control applications (e.g., natural resources exploration & production), as well as military applications.
For applications demanding powerful I/O capabilities, Zilogs Z86C08 MCUs dedicated input and output lines are grouped into three ports, and are configurable under software control to provide timing, status signals, or parallel I/O. Two on-chip counter/timers, with a large number of user-selectable modes, offload the system of administering real-time tasks such as counting/timing and I/O data communications.
Under the World of IXYS, where a large part of our products see high temperature operations, especially in the power electronics markets, it is inevitable to offer rugged MCUs for digital power control that can operate at higher temperatures. Reliable operation over a prolonged duration makes the Z86C08 High Temperature ROM device an excellent solution for hot environments where the loss of a programmed application in Flash memory is a typical constraint, remarked Steve Darrough, Zilog VP of Marketing.
About Zilog, Inc.
Zilog, from its roots as an award-winning Silicon Valley MCU pioneer, has evolved as the MCU division of IXYS Corporation. Zilog has expanded its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single-board computers, subsystems and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in power management, monitoring and metering, motor control, lighting control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit http://www.ixys.com and http://www.zilog.com.
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Steve Darrough, 408-644-6534
Source: IXYS CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2013