New on Embedded Star – 2007.07.20

Microchip PIC18F87J11 Microcontrollers
The Microchip PIC18F87J11 is a general-purpose, high-performance 8-bit microcontroller family. The PIC18F87J11 offers up to 20% greater performance with 12 MIPS (48 MHz), enhanced peripherals, and lower sleep power consumption. The PIC18F87J11 provides a wide range of program memory and peripherals, ranging from most cost effective to feature rich. In addition, the PIC18F87J11 general-purpose family includes nanoWatt Technology for low power consumption in sleep mode, as low as 100 nA, which is ideal for battery-powered applications. Finally, the PIC18F87J11 is the first 8-bit microcontroller to offer the Parallel Master Port for connection to external memory and displays.

Silicon Laboratories C8051T60x MCU
The C8051T60x MCU, from Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), is a highly integrated 8-bit microcontroller that combines a 25 MIPS CPU, 10-bit 500 ksps ADC, and an internal ±2% oscillator in a 3×3 mm package. The C8051T60x is ideal for consumer and industrial applications including toys, camera modules, cell phone accessories, portable devices, home appliances and motor controllers.

Aldec Riviera 2007.02 Mixed Language Simulator
Aldec’s Riviera 2007.02 is a 64-bit mixed-language design simulation environment for VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, and SystemC designs. Riviera delivers proven simulation performance and accuracy for all multi-million gate HDL designs. Riviera, running in a true 64-bit mode, leverages the hardware to perform large simulation runs requiring 16 gigabytes of memory.

IBASE’s ET500 ETX CPU Module features onboard AMD Geode LX800 running 500MHz and AMD Geode LX700 at 433MHz clock speed. The AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W processor operates at a maximum power of 3.6W (TDP), while the AMD Geode LX 700@0.8W consumes a maximum power of 3.1W.

TI C642x Digital Signal Processors
TI’s (NYSE: TXN) TMS320C6424 DSP and the TMS320C6421 DSP deliver more than 2.5X price/performance improvement, helping OEMs lower overall cost per channel of telecom enterprise gateway and IP-PBX products. Additional applications that are well-suited for the C642x DSPs include printers, scanners, copiers and wireless applications such as pico base stations, home gateways and wireless entertainment devices.

Kontron ETX-CN8 Multimedia Computer-On-Module
The RoHS-compliant Kontron ETX-CN8 multimedia Computer-On-Module is the company’s third ETX(R) 3.0-compliant module since the official launch of the ETX 3.0 specification. The Kontron ETX-CN8 module is based on VIA C7(R) or the new Eden(R) processors scalable from 400MHz up to 1,5GHz, as well as the latest and future-proved VIA CN800 and VIA VT8237R+ chipset.