March 12, 2003 Bytom, Poland - Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) provider Digital Core Design today has announced the new extremely fast version of popular PIC 1655X microcontroller, so called DRPIC1655X. Fully software-compatible with the popular PIC16C55X but four times faster, the new core is an excellent choice for many embedded controller applications, and it provides an extremely high performance and cost-effective alternative for replacing older parts.
The Core employs a pipelined single cycle architecture 4 times faster compared to original implementation. The DRPIC1655X microcontroller implemented in today's programmable devices allows for a 60 times speed/performance improvement over original implementation. DCD belief that DRPIC1655X is now the fastest PIC1655X design on the IP market. All DRPIC1655X instructions are executed within single system clock, except the conditional and unconditional program branches which are executed within 2 system clock periods. Besides the speed improvement DRPIC1655X contains 24 general purpose I/O lines and supports program and data memory areas up to 64 k words for program memory and up to 512 bytes of data memory.
The new DRPIC1655X core is 100% software compatible with PIC16C55X standard and is exchangeable with the similar parts from PIC16Cxx families. The 100% software compatibility of the DRPIC1655X core means that developers can confidently use it with the very broad set of compilers, debugging aids, and general technical knowledge that has grown around this popular microcontroller.
The new core is available immediately in HDL form for ASIC synthesis or optimized for selected FPGAs.
About Digital Core Design
DCD provides a broad line of general-purpose IP cores, including 8- and 32-bit processors, peripherals, serial interfaces, floating point arithmetic units and floating point coprocessors.
Formed in 1999 Digital Core Design is a privately held company with headquarter placed in Bytom Poland.
Since starting of productivity in 1999 - DCD has established a reputation for highest-quality products, flexible licensing and quick and responsive technical support. Experience of our highly qualified engineers allow to produce IP's with highest on the market performance and smallest gate count. The list of DCD's successive customers growth every month and now possess up to 80 licensed products to date worldwide.