Evatronix Debuts HDLC Connectivity Platform for 8051 SoC Development

The silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, announced the HDLC Connectivity Platform – an integrated solution that will significantly shorten the time necessary for development of an 8-bit SoC enhanced with advanced data communication capabilities. HDLC Connectivity Platform features hardware support for LAPB/LAPD protocols for significant savings in CPU time, while a built-in DMA controller increases overall system performance.

Customization of the number of communication channels along with a 11 internal interrupts results in high performance of the data communication protocol. Last but not least, the platform maintains all the functionality and configurability of its components – the R8051XC microcontroller and the HDLC controller. Software and dedicated hardware environment further simplify application development.

“This platform was developed to facilitate the process of designing telecommunication chips that utilize an HDLC Controller,” said Tomasz Kowalczyk, Product Line Manager at Evatronix. “The hardware support we are offering with the HDLC core makes the 8-bit architecture of R8051XC a perfect solution for the majority data communication applications.”

“The fact that the Evatronix R8051XC has played the main role in over 200 designs encouraged us to facilitate the SoC development process by integrating this famous 8-bit architecture with other silicon-proven components, like our USB controller, Ethernet MAC and, this time, our HDLC controller,” added Wojciech Sakowski, Evatronix President. “The strategic goal behind this and other Evatronix SoC Development Platforms is to broaden the scope of applications that can be easily implemented with our most popular microcontroller.”

Availability and customization options
The HDLC Connectivity Platform is available for licensing now. Configuration and customization options are identical to those offered by individual components.
A demo application demonstrating the functionality of the platform is available upon request.

About Evatronix
Evatronix SA, headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, founded in 1991 develops electronic virtual components (IP cores) along with complementary software and supporting development environments. The company also provides electronic design services. Its main design office location, Gliwice (Poland), guarantees easy access to the pool of talented graduates from the Silesian University of Technology. Evatronix IP cores are available worldwide through the sales channels of its strategic distribution partner CAST, Inc. (New Jersey, USA). In the EU countries (excluding UK) and in Switzerland Evatronix operates a direct sales channel. Design services are offered directly by Evatronix world wide. To find out more information on the company and its product portfolio please send an e-mail to ipcenter@evatronix.pl