Cygnal Introduces Small Flash Microcontroller for Less than a Dollar

4/29/2003 - Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. announced the C8051F305, a full-featured flash microcontroller priced at $0.99 (suggested resale price in 10,000 piece quantities). The C8051F305 is targeted at a broad array of consumer applications, ranging from print toner cartridges to radio controlled toy cars. The unique features of the C8051F305 include:

“The combination of high CPU bandwidth, small size, low power, and low cost make the C8051F305 perfect for consumer applications,” said Danny Allred, Director of Product Marketing for Cygnal. “The C8051F305 sets a new microcontroller price/performance standard offering 25MIPS for $0.99.”

As with other Cygnal MCU products, the C8051F305 includes on-chip debug circuitry facilitating full-speed in-system debug features such as single-stepping, breakpoints, and modifying registers and memory. The C8051F300DK Development kit sells for $99 with features typical of in-circuit emulators costing much more. Both development kits and chips are available for purchase direct from Cygnal at

About Cygnal
Founded in March 1999, Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. of Austin, TX designs, manufactures and markets integrated-circuit products that integrate world-class analog with high-speed digital and FLASH memory in a single, powerful chip. The combination of mixed-signal integration and in-system programmability offers tangible user benefits through higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance and improved end product differentiation. Cygnal products deliver advanced application solutions expressly designed to address a broad range of markets including communications systems, industrial equipment and consumer products. Technical information is available and orders are accepted at the Company’s e-commerce site at

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