Oki Rolls Out ML696200 ARM9-Powered Advantage Microcontrollers

10/21/2004 - Oki Semiconductor, a leading technology partner for the new era of digital communications and convergence, announced a new family of Advantage Microcontrollers based on the ARM946ETM 32-bit RISC core that is targeted at designers of mid-range USB 2.0 high-speed consumer peripherals and ATA/FLASH storage devices. Oki's new ML696200 (6200) product family consists of the 6201 and the 6203, which includes 512KB of FLASH memory.

With the debut of the 6200 family, Oki Semiconductor is continuing its commitment to providing customers with an affordable, mid-range 32-bit MCU design for a variety of consumer and industrial applications. The 6200 Advantage Microcontroller family offers new and existing customers a rich set of integrated features, including high-speed USB 2.0 interface, Ultra-DMA66 hard drive controller (ATA), and a Smart Media controller, giving designers an easy-to-integrate, high-performance upgrade option for a range of products including external data storage, printers, plotters, and digital cameras, among others.

Featuring the ARM946E-STM architecture, the new 6201 and 6203 are the first high-speed USB 2.0 MCUs with integrated MAC/PHY, boasting 128KB of internal SRAM memory and a complete range of I/O peripherals.

The ML696200 family builds on the success of Oki's growing line of ARM-based Advantage Microcontrollers, offering designers an industry-standard MCU platform with strong industry support, including a growing number of out-of-the box software applications and a wide variety of tools and software from third-party vendors. Moreover, Oki's Advantage Microcontrollers provide customers with a more comprehensive feature set, greater ease and flexibility of integration, and the performance required for today's demanding applications.

Oki's 6201 and 6203 Advantage Microcontrollers
The 6200 series of microcontrollers are Oki's first ARM9-based products to include a high-speed USB 2.0 and Ultra-DMA66 ATA interfaces. Additional features include 128 KB of internal SRAM, 8KB of D and I Caches, and an interface that will allow for the connection of external FLASH, SRAM, SDRAM and external peripherals such as Ethernet controllers. This feature set makes the 6200 series of Advantage Microcontrollers ideal for such applications as USB or Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. The 6203 microcontroller also features 512KB of built-in FLASH memory.

"Today's announcement of our ML696200 Advantage Microcontrollers marks our continued commitment to expanding our product line and supplying ARM-based MCUs, tools, and software to the broader embedded world," said David Pelavin, director of marketing, Oki Semiconductor. "As the first OEM supplier to offer ARM-based MCUs with such a comprehensive set of features and software system resources, we are enabling designers to develop products that meet the stringent requirements of today's consumer."

Key features of the ML696200 Advantage Microcontroller family include:

About Oki Semiconductor
Building on Oki's century-long commitment to communications technologies and markets, Oki Semiconductor designs and markets a broad line of advanced integrated circuits for telecommunications, network, automotive, computer and consumer products. Oki's product lines include telecommunications, RF, laser, networking, speech synthesis, ASIC, microcontroller and memory devices, offered in a variety of creative packages. Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Oki Semiconductor is a division of Oki America Inc., which is a subsidiary of Oki Electric Industry Co, Ltd. Oki has ISO-9000-certified manufacturing facilities in Japan and Thailand. Information on Oki Semiconductor and its products is available at www.okisemi.com/us.

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