View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
March 12, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:59pm

DEC COMES OUT WITH PCI BUS GLUE LOGIC FOR STRONGARM RISC

By CBR Staff Writer

The Digital Semiconductor Inc arm of Digital Equipment Corp is bringing peripheral devices designed for the PCI bus to the StrongARM processor with a a new core logic chip set for use with its StrongARM versions of Advanced RISC Machines Ltd’s ARM RISC. The 21285 core logic chip set is specifically designed to work with the StrongARM 110 processor and is the first to support the faster PCI bus where StrongARM chip sets currently support only the VL-Bus. The 21285 chip set provides a PCI bridge between the memory interface and the host CPU and off-loads input-output processing from the StrongARM to free it for higher data throughput. The 21285 integrates synchronous DRAM interface for high data rates, Flash ROM interface for device initialization, direct memory access and interrupt controllers, programmable timers, intelligent input-output message unit, parallel and serial ports, and a PCI bus arbiter. It also supplies the four clocks and chip selects for the synchronous memory chips. DEC believes the chip set will be welcomed by designers of Personal Digital Assistants, smart phones and personal organizers, scaled- down Internet terminals, Web televisions and all manner of embedded applications such as internetworking, office automation, storage control, telecommunications and personal computer add-in devices. Sampling from early May, the set should appear in applications from the third quarter. It will cost $19.50 when you have the confidence to make a $195,000 commitment and order 10,000 or more.

Content from our partners
Green for go: Transforming trade in the UK
Manufacturers are switching to personalised customer experience amid fierce competition
How many ends in end-to-end service orchestration?

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU