Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has launched the VersaKit-20xx, a complete and comprehensive evaluation platform that supports the VRS51L2070, Ramtron’s newest, high performance Versa 8051 microcontroller.
The VersaKit-20xx facilitates system prototyping and design development with the VRS51L2070 – a fast and flexible system-on-chip with a 40 MHz 8051-core, DSP extensions, a JTAG program/debug interface and a robust set of enhanced communication interfaces. The kit ships complete with development board that supports the VRS51L2070, Versa-JTAG programming/debugging interface, DB25 parallel cable and power supply.
The development board incorporates a comprehensive set of probe vias and header footprints for easy access to chip peripherals and I/Os, an RS-232 transceiver and two DB9 connectors for UART access, eight user LEDs, two tact switches for manual reset/interrupt triggering, ample prototyping space and a JTAG access for in-circuit programming and real-time debugging of the VRS51L2070.
For evaluation of Ramtron’s FRAM memory devices, the board also features an FM31256 Processor Companion, an FM25CL64 (Serial SPI FRAM) and an FM24CL64 (Serial I²C FRAM).
Ramtron programming and debugging software is provided free with the VersaKit-20xx. Downloads and updates are posted online.
The VersaKit-20xx is priced at US $99.
Ramtron International Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets specialised semiconductor memory, microcontroller and integrated semiconductor solutions used in a wide range of product applications and markets worldwide. Additionally, Ramtron works with various leading-edge licensees and manufacturers to bring its technology to market.