Tekmos Introduces 'drop In Replacement' For Intel 80c51fa With Tk80c51fa Mcu

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Tekmos Introduces 'Drop in Replacement' for Intel 80C51FA With TK80C51FA MCU

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Tekmos, Inc. announced today the introduction of its new TK80C51FA microcontroller designed

as a replacement for ROMless 8051 series microcontrollers that have been obsoleted by other


    Based around the Tekmos 8051 core, the TK80C51FA offers identical timing to the original parts. 

The TK80C51FA microcontroller combines 256 bytes of RAM with 3 timers, an enhanced serial

channel, a PCA array, seven source / 4 level interrupt capability, and a hardware watchdog.

    The TK80C51FA is designed as a pin-for-pin, code and timing compatible drop in replacement for

the original 80C51FA microcontroller previously offered by Intel.  It may also be used to replace

members of the 80C31BH, 80C32, and 80C32X2 families currently or previously offered by Intel,

Atmel, NXP and Temic.

    Availability and Pricing

    Samples for the TK80C51FA are available now.  Packages are available in 44-pin QFP, 44-pin

PLCC and 40-pin PDIP.  Volume production will start in February 2009.  Pricing for the TK80C51FA

in the 44 QFP is $1.30 USD in 10,000 pc quantities.

    About Tekmos

    Tekmos is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the development and manufacturing

of "Drop in Replacements" of Microcontrollers, ASICs, Standard Parts and FPGAs.  The company

has significant expertise in transforming devices made in older CMOS processes to newer

processes while maintaining true compatibility to the original device in the customer's application. 

The engineers at Tekmos have completed thousands of successful projects worldwide.


    For further information on Tekmos' replacement microcontrollers, go to 

    Tekmos Press Contacts:

    Bob Abrams, Vice President

    Tel: 610-256-3269  Email: Bob.Abrams@Tekmos.com

    (c)2009 Tekmos, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Tekmos(R), Tekmos logo and combinations thereof,

are registered trademarks or trademarks of Tekmos, Inc.  Other terms and product names may be

trademarks of others.

     SOURCE:  Tekmos, Inc.


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