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The R80251XC Tops the Evatronix 8051 IP Core Product Line with the All New 32-bit CPU Performance
Bielsko-Biala/Poland, May 24th, 2010 - The silicon intellectual property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, today announced the R80251XC – the high performance 32-bit Intel 80C251 compatible microcontroller. It is the ultimate 8051 compatible IP core, with performance results that exceed these of the original Intel 8051 chip by more than 24 times, which translates to over 3 times better result than the Intel 80C251 at the same clock frequency.
The R80251XC is the most advanced Evatronix 8051 IP core and inherits all improvements introduced in this architecture by Evatronix since the very first iteration of its 8051 IP microcontroller in 1997. Through these 13 years all generations of the Evatronix 8051 IP cores have been implemented by over 150 companies in more than 200 SoC designs, making the Evatronix 8051 IP core the most widely used 8051 compatible microcontroller in the world.
The eXtreme Configurability (XC) feature of the R80251XC enables SoC designers to optimize the IP core for their specific application by choosing a custom or predefined set of dedicated 80251 peripherals, which include multiple UARTs, I2C interfaces, Timers, and Serial Ports as well as single SPI, Watchdog, Software Reset and Real Time Clock modules.
Depending on the desired level of performance customers may choose between two 80251 CPU versions – the standard Intel 80C251 timing compatible version and the accelerated implementation with internal instruction execution timings reduced 4 times, and thus being 4 times faster than its counterpart.
“There were two equally important factors behind the decision to introduce the R80251XC to the market: the ability to offer an upgrade to over 150 customers for our 8051 IP and meeting the demand for flexible, high performance 32-bit architecture ,” said Carsten Elgert, VP Sales and Marketing at Evatronix. “The R80251XC builds upon our extensive experience in the 8051 architecture and adds the 32-bit performance benefits, thus presenting a mature, yet ultra-high performance solution for majority of applications.”
For efficient application development, the 80251XC is supported by the Evatronix Application-debugging Support Environment for 8051 series microcontrollers (EASE-8051). The solution comprises of the On Chip Debug Support module implemented inside the R80251XC, the KEIL™ µVision4 IDE compatible software interface for the PC and a hardware Evatronix Debug Pod that transmits data between the debugger and the debug target.
The Evatronix R80251XC IP core is available for licensing now. The list of deliverables includes synthesis and simulation support scripts for most popular environments, as well as Verilog or VHDL test bench and a reference design for the proprietary evaluation board.
The EASE-8051 solution is available as a delivery option.
Evatronix SA, founded in 1991, develops electronic virtual components (IP cores) along with complementary software and supporting development environments. The company also provides electronic design services. Product lines cover a multitude of solutions from interface controllers and microprocessors to integrated System-on-Chip development platforms.
Evatronix is a renowned provider of 8051 microcontrollers, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 controllers and memory controllers – ONFi 2.2 compatible NAND Flash and SD 3.0/SDIO 2.0 and eMMC 4.4 compatible SDIO Host controller, among others.
Evatronix IP cores are available directly or through the sales network of its strategic distribution partner, CAST, Inc.
Evatronix is headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, and employs over 75 engineers.
For more information about the company please visit the company’s web site at www.evatronix-ip.com or contact Jacek Duda at +48 32 231 11 71 ext. 22 or jacek.duda(at)evatronix-ip.com