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Zilog Announces New “Z8051” Microcontroller Product Family
Zilog’s Latest Series of Microcontroller Solutions
Milpitas, CA and Biel, Switzerland, February 27, 2012 – Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) and the pioneer supplier of application-specific, embedded microcontroller (MCU) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial, power management and consumer applications, today introduced its new Z8051 MCU Product Family.
Zilog established itself more than thirty-five years ago as a trusted supplier of its classic cores, the Z80, Z8 and Z16 MCUs, for a variety of applications. Historically, Zilog and the 8051 core sprang to life from a common origin in Silicon Valley; for Zilog to introduce the Z8051 is simply a natural extension of this phenomenon. The Z8051 addition offers Zilog customers a wider MCU base, with freedom to design products with their cores of preference. New targeted customers within the world of IXYS products, with existing embedded design platforms using the 8051 core, now have an MCU supplier committed to the long-term support of their manufacturing needs with a wide range of peripheral mixed-signal circuits, driver ICs, power management circuits and power semiconductors.
This powerful Z8051 microcontroller provides a highly flexible and cost-effective solution to a variety of embedded control applications. Development software is readily available from numerous third-party tools support centers, which often means no change to the development environments that design engineers are already using for their 8051 platforms.
“Zilog, as a part of IXYS, maintains a continuing commitment to supporting our customers with a long product life cycle, especially in power management, where IXYS has been growing worldwide. With the growth of digital power management in energy-efficient products, for clean energy generation, automation, appliances, automotive, lighting and telecommunication, we believe that also offering the popular Z8051 allows us to accelerate the adoption of our MCU solutions in these markets,” said Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Marketing. “The world of IXYS, especially for our customers, now includes power semiconductors, analog ICs, Mixed Signal ICs, SSRs, MCUs and RF devices to complete a synergy of system design possibilities like no other semiconductor company. These are indeed exciting times for Zilog and IXYS.”
Zilog’s Z8051 products and developmentkits are now available for customers that place orders through Zilog’s distribution or representatives. For more information, visit www.zilog.com.
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