Velocity Semiconductor Debuts First In Series of Mixed-Language Microcontrollers
Delivers unequalled 32-bit performance while maintaining 8-bit system cost
PLEASANTON, CA – May 27, 2003 - Velocity
Semiconductor today announced the first member of the Typhoon™ family
of microcontrollers: the VS2000. The Typhoon family combines on
a single chip, the high-performance
Lightfoot™ CPU, 10/100 Ethernet MAC, RAM, configurable memory
interface, and a variety of system functions. Supporting Java™ and
native C languages, the Typhoon family of microcontrollers is aimed
networked connectivity applications.
The Typhoon family offers a complete
solution, featuring a tightly-integrated hardware, software, and
low-cost development kit that includes a full-featured
evaluation board, software development kit (SDK) and royalty-free
software: RTOS, ANSI C, TCP/IP stack and Java-compatible libraries.
development environment accelerates the creation of products that
require communication and control functionality by enabling designers
and efficiently design, implement, and debug their application.
VS2000 feature set includes a 60 MHz 32-bit Lightfoot RISC CPU
core, 10/100 Ethernet MAC with a 4KB frame buffer SRAM, external
with 32MB addressing range, configurable 8- or 32-bit external memory
bus, glueless interface including four individually-programmed chip
selects, two cache controllers, two UARTS, three SPI ports, watchdog
clock and interrupt controller.
"The Typhoon family was designed noting the networking advantages
of Java and the existing base of applications developed in C.
It delivers an
architecture which sets a completely new price and performance
standard while overcoming the many constraints encountered in
systems," stated Scott A. Avery, Vice President of Marketing
and Business Development at Velocity Semiconductor. "The
unmatched code density enables Velocity to meet the coding constraints
and cost objectives required by 8- and 16-bit systems. The Typhoon
family offers the best embedded connectivity solution in the market,
the memory or footprint overheads."
Pricing and Availability
The VS2000 is now in volume production
and is available in both 40 MHz and 60 MHz versions. The 40 MHz
version of the VS2000 is
in 1000 unit quantities.
The VS2000 Evaluation Kit (VS2000EVB),
priced at $399.00, is also available. The evaluation kit contains
an evaluation board, software
kit (SDK) including RTOS, ANSI C, TCP/IP stack and Java-compatible
libraries, quick start guide, comprehensive documentation, serial
cable, and power
Founded in 2002, Velocity Semiconductor is a fabless
semiconductor company that develops and markets specialized microcontroller
development tools. Velocity is the industry's premiere supplier
of 32-bit mixed-language processors supporting industry-standard
legacy C code and Java. Offering
unequalled performance and code density, Velocity’s microcontrollers
deliver exceptional 32-bit performance at 8-bit systems cost. The
company is a privately-held corporation with offices in Pleasanton,
and London, England.
2003 Velocity Semiconductor Inc. All rights reserved. Typhoon,
Velocity, Velocity Semiconductor and logo are trademarks of Velocity
Lightfoot is a trademark of Digital Communication Technologies,
Ltd. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
For more information:
Michael V. De Caro, Director of Marketing
Tel: (925) 549-0341