ZiLOG Launches eZ80Acclaim! 8-bit Microcontrollers

ZiLOG(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: ZILG), a leading provider of integrated Flash microcontroller (MCUs) universal remote control and ARM-based solutions, introduced a new member of its award-winning eZ80Acclaim!(R) family of 8-bit MCUs, an enhanced MCU designed for use in Internet/Intranet-based networking and communications applications. Available in LQFP and BGA packages, ZiLOG’s new offering is designated the eZ80F91AZA50 (LQFP) or eZ80F91NAA50 (BGA) depending on packaging type. This latest member of the eZ80Acclaim! family, features increased registers for better I/O performance, a modified power controller for lower power consumption and updated Flash memory functionality to reduce code size and speed time-to-market.

Internet-based connectivity is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in today’s electronics market, providing a powerful mix of embedded control capabilities, expanded memory functionality and enhanced communications features, this latest version of the eZ80F91 controller provides an optimum combination of features to enable collection of data from — and control of — a networked group of instruments or systems via a single PC. Along with the other members of the eZ80Acclaim! family, it features on-chip integrated memories (up to 256KB Flash and 16KB SRAM), core speeds up to 50MHz, and an on-chip Ethernet MAC.

Commenting on this newest offering, ZiLOG executive vice president and chief technology officer Dr. Norman Sheridan, stated, “Our award-winning, Acclaim! family has achieved widespread industry adoption over the past few years. The upgrades and enhancements incorporated in this newest member of the family deliver the capabilities needed to implement communication protocol stacks and the flexibility required to perform in-system application firmware updates. It also offers a rich set of serial communication peripherals intended to facilitate designs for a wide range of networked applications, including consumer electronics, point-of-sale terminals, security systems, medical instrumentation and industrial control.”

The eZ80F91AZA50 and eZ80F91NAA50 devices have identical footprints to the previous eZ80F91 generation. The new devices were designed to be backward-compatible, although some minor code modification may be required, dependant on which features are used. Development kits and modules are available to facilitate designs developed using these new offerings.

ZiLOG’s latest 8-bit MCU is currently available. For more information about these new products contact your local ZiLOG sales representative.

About ZiLOG, Inc.
Founded in 1974, ZiLOG won international acclaim for designing one of the first architectures in the microprocessors and microcontrollers industry. Today, ZiLOG is a leading global supplier of 8-bit micro logic devices. It designs, manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of devices for embedded control and communication applications used in consumer electronics, home appliances, security systems, point of sales terminals, personal computer peripherals, as well as industrial and automotive applications. ZiLOG is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs approximately 500 people worldwide with sales offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

ZiLOG and eZ80 Acclaim! are registered trademarks of ZiLOG, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.