Enhancing its lineup of CPU peripherals, a firm introduced three application-specific standard products (ASSPs) that provide cost-effective solutions for microcomputer systems. The uPD65881GB-P0x series includes a universal synchronous/asynchronous receiver transmitter (USART), a programmable timer/counter, and a parallel interface unit (PIU) for standard applications such as computers, communications equipment, test and measurement equipment, and home electronic appliances. Based on the firm’s established 0.5-µm CMOS process, the ASSPs are functionally compatible with the industry-known uPD7105x and uPD825x support chips and provide designers with an easy migration path, a stable supply source, and long-term product support. The devices are designed for operation at 5 V and are available in a 44-pin plastic quad flat pack (QFP) package. In addition to being lead-free to meet current RoHS regulations, all three devices are qualified to support industrial temperature ranges of –40° to 85°C.
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