Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Evatronix IP Business (Jun 13, 2013)
R8051XC-MAC-L-HA provides designers with a highly configurable solution for internet enabled System-on-ChipsGliwice, Bielsko-Biala, Poland & Jacksonville, FL, United States -- October 29, 2007
– Evatronix SA, the silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider, has announced the immediate availability of its Embedded Internet Subplatform that combines two company IP cores: R8051XC microcontroller and MAC-L Ethernet media access controller with the CMX-MicroNetTM TCP/IP software stack from CMX Systems, Inc.
Similar products available on the market are based on off-the-shelf chips.
As R8051XC-MAC-L-HA is a combination of soft IP cores it may be easily integrated into system-on-chip and implemented in any semiconductor technology. Moreover, the Ethernet Media Access Controller being a part of the R8051XC-MAC-L-HA reduces processor overhead through hardware-accelerated TCP/IP checksum generation and checking when servicing critical TCP/IP functions. Therefore a lot of R8051XC processing power remains available to run user application. The combination of these two cores may take as little as 30K gates in UMC 0.18 um process. The throughput of the subplatform may be further enhanced by making use of the optional DMA feature of the R8051XC microcontroller core.
“We are bringing to market a complete subsystem that makes it easy to develop systems-on-chip that require Internet access. Availability of a dedicated prototyping environment along with a reference design that illustrates controlling and monitoring of embedded systems via Internet brings additional benefits to its users.” said Tomasz Kowalczyk, network product line manager at Evatronix. “In-system debugging capability of R8051XC is fully supported by this development environment.” he concluded.
"CMX is very pleased to work with Evatronix to develop a solution that combines our TCP/IP software with their hardware components to enable efficient integration of Internet connectivity into ASICs or ASSPs. Our small footprint TCP/IP stack fits perfectly with Evatronix configurable 8-bit microcontroller. The flexibility of this architecture makes it a perfect choice for implementation in a broad range of Internet enabled systems-on-chip.” said Chuck Behrmann, CMX President and CEO.
Development boards supporting evaluation of the Embedded Internet Subplatform and prototyping of systems containing it are available off-the-shelf immediately. A full commercial product will be released in November. Commercial licenses of the CMX-MicroNetTM software TCP/IP stack supporting all hardware accelerated features will be available from CMX Systems, Inc.
About CMX Systems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1990, CMX Systems has focused on providing its customers with all of the tools needed to program their embedded applications. The company's core business is to develop and support real-time, multi-tasking operating systems (RTOS), TCP/IP stacks, Flash File Systems, USB stacks and the CANopen stack for a wide variety of 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcomputers, microprocessors, and digital signal processors. The company's RTOSes support more than 50 processor families and over 30 C-compiler vendors. CMX also offers the tiny CMX-MicroNet, which is a unique TCP/IP stack that is targeted for 8-, 16-, 32-bit and DSP processors with limited ROM and/or RAM and CMX TCP/IP, a full-featured TCP/IP stack designed for 16-, 32-bit and DSP processors. CMX additionally offers four different Flash File Systems to best meet the memory management needs of embedded developers. CMX-USB is offered for designers wishing to add USB connectivity to their products. For more information, please visit CMX Systems’ website at www.cmx.com
Evatronix SA, headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, founded in 1991 develops electronic virtual components (IP cores) along with complementary software and supporting development environments. The company also provides electronic design services. Its main design office location, Gliwice (Poland), guarantees easy access to the pool of talented graduates from the Silesian University of Technology. Evatronix IP cores are available worldwide through the sales channels of its strategic distribution partner CAST, Inc. (New Jersey, USA). In the EU countries (excluding UK) and in Switzerland Evatronix operates a direct sales channel. Design services are offered directly by Evatronix world wide. To find out more information on the company and its product portfolio visit the company’s web site at www.evatronix.pl.