Apr 25, 2006 - 4:22:00 PM
DualCore Semiconductor has announced the DCIC9907 Embedded Ethernet microcontroller with two ARM cores, and two 10/100 Ethernet MACs.
The DCIC9907 is a highly integrated chip with many features and functions. Details of this chip include:
- 128MHz operation
- Two ARM 946E cores
- 96K SRAM
- Two 10/100 Mbit Embedded Ethernet MACs
- Two CAN channels
- Four DMA channels
- Four USARTs
- Four SSI
- 5 16-bit timers
- Watchdog timer
- 16 vectored hardware interrupts
- 16 software interrupts
- Motion Control hardware
- 109 I/O pins
Target applications for the DCIC9907 include:
- Embedded Ethernet applications
- Advanced Servo System Platforms
- Field bus controller node (Can 2.0B, ETHERNET Powerlink)
- Field bus to Embedded Ethernet Network (bridge/firewall, gateway /TCP/IP, web server, firewall)
- Real-Time Embedded Ethernet control node (EPL Manager Node[Master] or control node [slave])
Using the DCIC9907 two ARM cores, one core can be used for real-time control and housekeeping functions while the second one manages I/O interfaces.
Embedded Ethernet functionality in the two 10/100 MBit Ethernet MAC ports are enhanced with hardware extensions to support real time Embedded Ethernet.
DCIC9907 will be available from March 2006 in an industrial temperature range 305-pin BGA package at under $USD 20 in volume.
About DualCore Semiconductor
DualCore Semiconductor's goal is to play a key role as chip supplier for the Industrial world. With design centers in Europe and India, DualCore specializes in microprocessor solutions with more than one CPU core. Initial products focus on ARM, but we will be addressing other CPUs as well. DualCore also offers quick-start evaluation boards and software solutions. DualCore also provides custom ASICs for customers who need their own ASIC/ASSP but are unwelcome at established semiconductor houses due to insufficient volumes.
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