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Cygnal Raises Performance Bar With 6 New SoC Devices
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AUSTIN, TX (05-Feb-2001) -- Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. today announced the expansion of its popular C8051F0xx family of field-programmable, mixed-signal system-on-a-chip microcontrollers with the addition of six new members. Powered by Cygnal's enhanced 25 MIPS 8051 compatible CPU and an additional 2K bytes of on-board RAM, the C8051F005/6/7 and C8051F015/16/17 are pin-for-pin compatible with Cygnal's existing C8051F000/1/2 and C8051F010/11/12 offerings, providing users with a simple and cost effective performance migration path. Expanded on-board RAM together with increased CPU bandwidth enhances support for industry standard 8051 C Compilers and further enables single-chip solutions for many applications such as motor and motion control, barcode readers, information appliances, home automation, security systems, smart sensors and optical communications.

Cygnal's latest offerings feature an enhanced 8051 compatible CPU delivering up to 25 MIPS at 25 MHz, 32Kbytes of in-system programmable FLASH memory and 2.3Kbytes of RAM. System cost, development time and parts count are all reduced by integrating UART, SMBus*, and SPI* serial interfaces, four 8051-style timers, and a five-channel programmable counter array (PCA). Analog peripherals include a choice of 12-bit (C8051F005/6/7) or 10-bit (C8051F015/16/17) analog-to-digital converter, a temperature sensor, two 12-bit digital-to-analog converters, voltage comparator(s), and a voltage reference.

The rapidly growing C8051Fxxx family of microcontrollers is supported by Cygnal's $99 development kit - a comprehensive development tool with capabilities typically found only in emulators costing thousands of dollars.

The devices sell for between $12.13 and $14.91 in 1,000 piece quantities, and the C8051F005DK and C8051F015DK development kits sell for $99.00 each. Both are available for purchase at

Cygnal Introduces New User's Group

Cygnal recently added a User's Group forum to its web site dedicated to supporting users of its popular C8051Fxxx microcontrollers. Users can log on to the site to obtain technical support and to share ideas and solutions.

About Cygnal

Founded in March, 1999, Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. of Austin, TX. designs, manufactures and markets field-programmable, mixed signal System-on-Chip products and associated support tools. These products embody the Company's considerable technical skills integrating world-class analog, high-speed digital and FLASH memory functions into a single device with "no-compromises". The combination of mixed signal integration and field programmability benefit the user with higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance and greater end product differentiation. Cygnal products address a broad range of markets including communications systems, industrial equipment and consumer products. The Company's worldwide sales force consists of a network of field application engineers and manufacturer's representatives. Technical information is available and orders are accepted at the Company's e-commerce site at Products may be purchased in any quantity, either by purchase order (invoiced shipments) or by credit card.

Cygnal is backed with over $15M in venture capital funding from several companies including Austin Ventures, JatoTech Ventures, Cirrus Logic, Sanyo Semiconductor plus other well known venture and private investors.

Contact: Steven Lindquist 512-327-7088 x300,
Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.
4301 Westbank Drive
Building B - Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78746

Cygnal and are trademarks of Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc., SPI is a trademark of Motorola, Inc., SMBus is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

Dateline: 02/05/01