Santa Clara, Calif. - NEC Electronics Inc. has unveiled the System-on-Chip Lite (SoCLite) gate array family as well as development boards to support it. SoCLite consists of an embedded 32-bit ARM7 microcontroller core, 190,000 gates, peripherals and memory, all of which have been tested and verified by ARM Corp.
David Lamar, senior marketing manager of NEC Electronics' System LSI business unit, said the SoC provides a pretested, embedded MCU with low, nonrecurring expenses and quick development.
The device is aimed at customers with volumes from 30,000 to 200,000 per year in various applications. "Using the industry-standard 32-bit ARM7 microcontroller as part of a gate array provides engineers the ability to rapidly develop a single-chip ASIC," Lamar said. "With a ready-to-use system, our customers will have more time to customize their designs."
SoCLite comes in a 256-ball PBGA and costs $17.50 in quantities of 30,000. A development board that contains the SoCLite ASIC with the ARM7 microcontroller and a direct interface to an FPGA is available for $5,050.
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