SST Announces Single-Chip Controller Targeting Portable Applications
Mobile Platform Controller Combines Keyboard Controller, Power Management Controller and 8 Mbits of LPC Firmware Flash
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), a leader in flash memory technology, today announced the industry's first single-chip, fully integrated mobile platform controller targeting mobile devices. The SST79LF008 Mobile Platform Controller enables designers to reduce overall system cost, enhance reliability and increase security protection by integrating into a single device 8 Mbits of LPC Firmware Flash along with a mobile platform controller for human input devices. The single-chip controller also features an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)-compatible embedded controller for power management and system configuration controls. SST's Mobile Platform Controller builds on the company's history of providing leading-edge SuperFlash-based BIOS solutions.
"For mobile designers, board space, power consumption and reliability are critical success factors," said Michael Briner, senior vice president of SST's Application Specific Product Group. "SST leveraged its leading-edge BIOS flash and 8051 technologies in developing the Mobile Platform Controller. This device is fully compatible with the most advanced LPC specification and replaces designer's current two or three chip solutions with a single chip." READ MORE...