Rabbit 3000 Microprocessor Small TFBGA Package Now Available

1/24/2003 - Rabbit Semiconductor announced the new Rabbit 3000® microprocessor small form factor TFBGA (Thin Fine Pitch Ball Grid Array) package. The Rabbit 3000 BGA maintains the rich feature set of the popular LQFP package. The low-EMI 8-bit Rabbit 3000 processors offer many features specifically for embedded control, communications, and Ethernet connectivity.

The Rabbit 3000 BGA brings significant size reduction to the printed circuit board real estate-sensitive embedded control designer with a 10 x 10 mm footprint, 1.2 mm thickness and a 0.8 mm pitch. Like the Rabbit 3000 LQFP, the BGA version shares its instruction set and conceptual design with the proven Rabbit 2000® microprocessor.

The Rabbit 3000 BGA is fast—running at up to 54 MHz—and C-friendly, with compact code and direct software support for 1 MB of code/data space. Rabbit 3000 development tools include extensive support for Internet and network connectivity; with full source code for TCP/IP provided royalty free.

The Rabbit 3000 BGA operates at 3.3 V (with 5 V tolerant I/O) and boasts 6 serial ports with IrDA, 56+ digital I/O, a quadrature decoder, PWM outputs, and pulse capture and measurement capabilities. It also features a battery-backable real-time clock, glueless interfacing, and ultra-low power modes. Its compact instruction set and high clock speeds give the Rabbit 3000 BGA fast performance for math, logic, and I/O.

Programming a Rabbit microprocessor is simple with the industry-proven Dynamic C® software development system (included in low-cost Development Kit). Our successful integration of hardware and software substantially reduces OEM designers development time and costs. In addition, developers do not need costly in-circuit emulators—programming is accomplished simply by connecting an interface cable from a PC to a Rabbit-based target system. Software development and debugging can be performed over Ethernet or the Internet using appropriate accessory hardware.

Rabbit 3000 BGA processors are priced from $8–9 in quantity. Rabbit 3000 Development Kits are priced from $239 and include RabbitCore module (with Rabbit 3000, Flash, and SRAM), prototyping board, and complete Dynamic C SE software development system (not a trial version) and documentation on CD-ROM.

Available January 24, 2003. Contact Rabbit Semiconductor at T: 530-757-8400, F: 530-757-8402, E: rabbit@rabbitsemiconductor.com, or order online at www.rabbitsemiconductor.com.

Rabbit Semiconductor
Rabbit Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance 8-bit microprocessors and development tools for embedded control, communications, and Ethernet connectivity. A sister division of single-board computer and software manufacturer Z·World, Rabbit Semiconductor introduced the popular Rabbit 2000TM microprocessor in 1999 and the Rabbit 3000TM in 2002. The industry award-winning RabbitCoreTM line of microprocessor core modules was introduced in 2001. Rabbit Semiconductor offers customers a complete embedded design system, including low-cost development kits and comprehensive technical support for both hardware and software issues.

Rabbit Semiconductor is a member of the Fabless Semiconductor Association and is located in Davis, Calif., 70 miles east of San Francisco.

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