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Zilog, a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) and a
trusted supplier of application specific, embedded micro controller
(MCU) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial, telecommunications,
automotive, power management and consumer markets, today introduced its
powerful motor control product, the Z16FMC™ Series MCU. The Z16FMC, a
part of the Flash Motor Control family of devices, is a powerful 16-bit
CISC MCU that outperforms most RISC microcontrollers in its class. The
Z16FMC boasts a unique architecture that provides the power, punch and
performance of a 32-bit micro with the efficient code, better power
efficiency and lower cost of a 16-bit.
The Z16FMC features Zilog’s ZNEO® CPU, which boasts a
highly-optimized instruction set that achieves higher performance per
clock cycle with less code space and lower overhead than competing
architectures. Optimized for motor control applications and especially
when utilizing IXYS power products, these devices are designed for the
control of multiphase AC and DC variable-speed motors.
This powerful yet simple core with sixteen 32-bit general-purpose
registers supports complex CISC addressing modes and a single-cycle
instruction set that includes frame pointer support, multi-bit shift and
multi-register push/pop as well as powerful 32-bit math operations. The
Z16FMC Series features a flexible pulse width modulator (PWM) module
with three complementary pairs or six independent PWM outputs supporting
deadband operation and fault protection trip input. These features
provide multiphase control capability for a variety of motor types and
ensure safe operation of the motor by providing pulse-by-pulse or
latched fast shutdown of the PWM pins during fault conditions.
The Z16FMC Series also features up to twelve single-ended channels of
10-bit analog-to-digital conversion with a sample and hold circuit plus
one operational amplifier for current sampling and one comparator for
over-current limiting or shutdown.
A high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) enables voltage, current
and back-EMF sensing, while dual-edge interrupts and a 16-bit timer
provide a Hall-effect sensor interface. One full-duplex 9-bit UART
provides serial asynchronous communication and supports the local
interconnect network (LIN) serial communications protocol. The LIN bus
is a cost-efficient Single Master, Multiple Slave organization that
supports speeds up to 20 Kbps.
“Globally, the motor control market is large and growing, and has been a
big part of IXYS’ power semiconductor target markets. With Zilog as part
of IXYS, it is natural that we will target the leading edge Zilog MCU
for motor drive applications in the industrial and transportation
markets,” commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS Corporation.
“Zilog’s new Z16FMC product, with its unique feature set, offers our
customers a cost-effective solution in the control of AC and DC motors.
When you couple the IXYS power semiconductors and driver ICs in a motor
drive with the Z16FMC, we become a one-stop shop for our motor control
customers,” said Steve Darrough, Zilog’s Director of Worldwide
Marketing. “We can offer a complete reference design for a wide range of
applications, which includes featured IXYS power semiconductors.”
The Zilog Z16FMC is currently in production and is now available to ship
to customers that place orders through distributors. For more
information, visit www.zilog.com.
About Zilog, Inc.
Zilog is a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded
system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets.
From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and
microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved its expertise beyond core
silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, application specific
software stacks and development tools that allow embedded designers
quick time to market in areas such as energy management, monitoring and
metering, motor control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company.
For more information, visit our websites at http://www.ixys.com,
About IXYS Corporation
IXYS Corporation makes and markets technology-driven products to improve
power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide
efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS offers a
diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power
control, electrical efficiency, renewable energy, telecommunications,
medical devices, electronic displays and RF power.
Safe Harbor Statement
Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements
of historical fact, including the performance, rating, availability,
reliability and suitability of products for various applications, may be
deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important
factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from
those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among
others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports,
including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010.
The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of
any revisions to these forward-looking statements.
Zilog®, Z16FMC™ and ZNEO® are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Zilog, Inc. in the United States
and in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners in the United States and other countries.