16-bit architectures are known historically for their economic efficiency: they provided the fundamentals for the minicomputer revolution of the seventies, then for the PC revolution of the eighties. Virtual Components of Silicon IP for Systems-on-Chip have emerged and thrived on both 8-bit and 32-bit architectures, and somehow inadvertently skipped its most promising notch. Here comes the Flip80251 Typhoon which is the ideal solution for an upgrade of an existing 8051 application: increase the performance and reduce the cost thanks to the better code density.
The Virtual Component Flip80251 « Typhoon » is an accelerated version of the Intel 8051 microcontroller. It is 100% binary code upward compatible with the legacy 8051 but optimized for the best Performance/Complexity ratio.
The architecture provides a significant code size reduction when compiling C programs.
Its enhanced pipeline architecture provides an increase of processing speed average of 2 times, when running at the same clock frequency as a standard 80C251 and up to 33 than a standard 8051.
The extra processing power can be used, either to increase the performance of any 8051/C251-based application, or to run the same application at a lower clock frequency so as save power up to 90% compared with 80C51!
RTL synthesizable model (*)
Documentation: ViC specifications, users guide
Automotive, Communications, Consumer Electronics, Data Processing, Industrial and Medical, Military/Civil Aerospace, Others
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Henry Liu, SMIC Senior Director of Design Services SMIC