Mixed-Signal Microcontroller is offered in tiny packages.

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Model C8051F311 is available in tiny 5 x 5 mm 28-pin Micro Lead-Frame Package (MLP). Measuring 0.9 mm in height, package is compatible with standard surface mount production equipment. Microcontroller has high throughput 25MIPS 8051 CPU, 16 Kbytes Flash memory, and 25 I/O pins. Offerings include on-chip debug circuitry that facilitates full-speed in-system debug features such as single-stepping, breakpoints, and modifying registers and memory.



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Cygnal Expands Family of Flash Microcontrollers in Tiny Micro Lead-Frame Packages



October 9, 2002 - AUSTIN, TX - Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. today announced the C8051F311, a full-featured mixed-signal microcontroller available in the tiny 5mm x 5mm 28-pin Micro Lead-Frame Package (MLP). Cygnal now offers the most extensive and feature-rich line of Flash microcontrollers available in MLP packages, providing designers a 50% or more circuit board footprint reduction versus traditional surface mount packages.

In addition to the 5mm x 5mm 28-pin MLP, Cygnal's microcontroller line is also available in a 4mm x 4mm 20-pin MLP, and a 3mm x 3mm 11-pin MLP. Each MLP is only 0.9mm in height. MLP packages are compatible with standard surface mount production equipment while offering superior electrical and thermal characteristics compared to traditional surface mount or through-hole packages.

Nine Cygnal microcontrollers will be available in MLP packages. Each microcontroller has a high throughput 25MIPS 8051 CPU, up to 16Kbytes of Flash memory, and up to 25 I/O pins. Available on-chip peripherals include a 10-bit 200KSPS ADC, temperature sensor, 2% internal oscillator, UART, SMBus®, SPI® bus, and up to 1280 bytes of RAM (see table below). Prices range from $3.09 to $6.27 in 1,000 piece quantities.

Part No.	Flash	I/O	Package		Availability
C8051F311 16KB 25 MLP-28 (5x5mm) In Production
C8051F330 8KB 17 MLP-20 (4x4mm) Samples 1Q2003
C8051F331 8KB 17 MLP-20 (4x4mm) Samples 1Q2003
C8051F300 8KB 8 MLP-11 (3x3mm) In Production
C8051F301 8KB 8 MLP-11 (3x3mm) In Production
C8051F302 8KB 8 MLP-11 (3x3mm) In Production
C8051F303 8KB 8 MLP-11 (3x3mm) In Production
C8051F304 4KB 8 MLP-11 (3x3mm) Samples 4Q2002
C8051F305 2KB 8 MLP-11 (3x3mm) Samples 4Q2002

Each microcontroller has on-chip debug circuitry facilitating full-speed in-system debug features such as single-stepping, breakpoints, and modifying registers and memory. Development kits supporting each device sell for $99 with features typical of in-circuit emulators costing a thousand dollars or more. Both development kits and chips are available for purchase direct from Cygnal at cygnal.com.

About Cygnal
Founded in March 1999, Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. of Austin, TX designs, manufactures and markets advanced in-system programmable, mixed signal system-on-chip (SoC) products and associated support tools. These unique products embody the Company's no-compromise attitude and distinguished technical skill base integrating world-class analog, high-speed digital and FLASH memory functions into a single powerful chip. The combination of mixed-signal integration and in-system programmability offers tangible user benefits through higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance and improved end product differentiation. Cygnal products deliver advanced application solutions expressly designed to address a broad range of markets including communications systems, industrial equipment and consumer products. Technical information is available and orders are accepted at the Company's e-commerce site at cygnal.com.

Cygnal and cygnal.com are trademarks of Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. SPI is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. SMBus is a trademark in Intel Corp.

Company Contact
Don Alfano
Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.
4301 Westbank Drive
Building B - Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78746
512.327.7088 x205
dalfano@cygnal.com

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