Cirrus Logic Debuts EP9302 Nine-Series ARM9-Based Embedded Processors

5/19/2004 - Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS) announced the EP9302, the newest addition to its Nine-Series ARM9-based embedded processors. This highly integrated chip features an impressive 200 MHz of processing power and contains on-board Ethernet data processing and two USB ports, giving system designers a powerful, feature-rich IC that targets new generations of products in markets such as point-of-sale terminals, medical instrumentation, security and surveillance, process monitoring and digital entertainment.

Included on the EP9302 is the MaverickCrunchTM engine, an advanced, mixed-mode math coprocessor that greatly accelerates the single- and double-precision integer and floating-point processing capabilities of the ARM920T processor core. Cirrus Logic’s Nine-Series embedded processors are provided with all the necessary driver software as well as Linux and Microsoft’s Windows® CE .NET operating systems, which are optimized and fully supported by an in-house Cirrus Logic software development and support team.

“The EP9302 gives system designers an unbeatable combination of raw power and on-board Ethernet at a price far less than competing IC or reference design solutions,” said Tom Lee, vice president of Cirrus Logic’s Embedded Products Marketing. “The Nine-Series embedded processors are highly integrated systems-on-chip solutions with a wide array of price-integration-performance points for optimal design options. They offer the speed and flexibility benefits required for demanding embedded applications in which low cost, high peripheral integration and low power are keys to a project’s success.”

Pricing and Availability
The EP9302 will be available in June in a 208-pin quad flat package, priced at $9.96 in volumes of 10 thousand. Cirrus Logic’s line-up of currently available Nine-Series embedded processors includes the EP9301, EP9312 and the flagship EP9315. The very highly integrated EP9315 contains an ARM920T processor, graphics engine, a 2D graphics accelerator, IDE interface, Ethernet, USB, PCMCIA and the graphics and audio capabilities needed for a sophisticated user interface.

Cirrus Logic Inc.
Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions for consumer entertainment electronics, automotive entertainment and industrial product applications. Building on its global market leadership in audio ICs and its rich mixed-signal patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic targets audio, video and precision mixed-signal applications in these growing markets. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in California, Colorado, Europe, Japan and Asia.

Cirrus Logic and Cirrus are trademarks of Cirrus Logic Inc.

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