Innovasic Replaces Intel 186/188 EB with IA186EB, IA188EB

Innovasic Semiconductor, a leader in extended life semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of samples of the IA186EB and IA188EB. The IA186EB and IA188EB are form, fit, and function replacements for the original Intel® 80C186EB, 80C188EB, 80L186EB, and 80L188EB 16-bit high-integration embedded processors. Additionally, they have been upgraded to operate at 5.0V or 3.3V. The 5.0V version operates up to 67 MHz and the 3.3V version up to 55 MHz.

Innovasic Semiconductor IA186EB Drop-in Replacement for the Intel 186 EBThe Innovasic replacements have the same set of peripherals including the standard numeric interface, interrupt control unit, chip-select unit, DRAM refresh control unit, power management unit, three 16-bit timer/counters, and two integrated serial ports supporting both synchronous and asynchronous communications.

The IA186EB and IA188EB are available in 84-Pin PLCC, 80-Pin PQFP and 80-Pin TQFP RoHS compliant packages.

Samples are available immediately and production units will begin shipping Q2 of 2008.

About Innovasic Semiconductor
Innovasic is a fabless semiconductor company, providing replacement ICs and embedded solutions for the industrial and long life-cycle markets. The company provides solutions that directly address obsolescence problems as well as other issues of concern to industrial customers such as inventory management, hard real-time/safety-critical performance and power consumption. The company has established itself as an approved vendor of extended life replacement ICs to many of the leading industrial equipment manufacturers, enabling them to continue to build products that rely on ICs discontinued by the original vendor. Innovasic has developed a unique process and technology that allows the rapid design of a pin-compatible and 100 percent fully function-compatible replacement for embedded microcontrollers, peripheral ICs and analog/mixed signal interface chips.