Palmchip Launches AcurX Platform with PALM80251 Microcontroller for the Smart Grid Home Area Network (HAN) Markets
The platform comes with several enhanced hardware blocks, with custom software to
fit the specific applications.
Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
Palmchip launches the PALM80251 microcontroller for the smart grid home area network
(HAN) markets. The PALM80251’s architecture has been enhanced to provide performance
improvements over the MCS-251 family. The energy- and cost-efficient 80251 is based
on a customized version of the Intel 80251 processor core together with silicon-proven
peripherals targeting HAN appliances.
“Palmchip is committed to enabling low-cost consumer devices that address global
energy consumption,” said Palmchip CEO Jauher Zaidi. “Consumer products are very
price sensitive. By incorporating a 16-bit processor with low power and small area
attributes into their designs, HAN manufacturers can deliver more competitive and
The 80251 core executes the instruction in a single clock cycle, and is an instruction
set compatible implementation of the MCS-251 family. It’s about 3.19 times faster
on average then the MCS-251 family. The Dhrystone v2.1 benchmark score is 0.258
DMIPS/MHz. The PALM80251 has a total addressable memory of 16Mbytes of which 16Kbytes
is implemented as on–chip program memory, 1KBytes of on-chip data RAM, and the rest
as external memory which can be used as RAM or ROM.
The PALM80251 can be used to implement a HAN coordinator and gateway device to communicate
between the numerous devices which might be running inside a home or office building,
and the internet gateway to enable remote energy management, where home or business
appliances could be controlled from smart phones or PC to save energy.
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mobile devices, embedded software and software applications. In addition to our
proven IP cores, Palmchip provides the AcurX series of Plug-in-Ready Mobile SoC
Platforms for low-power, high-performance designs. Palmchip technologies can be
found on the market today in many mobile applications such as WiFi, network security,
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