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PCIe controllers enable multiple I/O connectivity

Posted: 10 Aug 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:PCI Express  PCIe  controller 

MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd reveals its MCS99XX multi-function PCI Express (PCIe) controller chipset consisting of four devices that provide built in support to enable a variety of PCIe to multiple I/O connectivity options. The devices target applications that include connectivity for docking stations in popular media players; serial attached devices; serial networking / monitoring equipment; Point of Sale (POS) terminals; parallel / printer ports; add-on serial and / or parallel I/O cards; embedded systems I/O expansions; and industrial control, security, monitoring and PC applications.

The MCS99XX product family has four devices: MCS9900CV-AA; MCS9904CV-AA; MCS9901CV-CC; and MCS9922CV-AA. The core product, MCS9900, offers full flexibility while the other three devices are optimised with fixed I/O configurations.

The MCS99XX product family serial ports are compatible with RS232, RS422 and RS485 standards and supports throughput from 50bit/s to 16 Mbit/s. The parallel port is compatible with IEEE 1284 and supports Nibble; Byte; SPP; ECP; and EPP modes. All eight GPIO pins are programmable and can be used as Input or Output. An I2C interface is provided to configure MCS9900 device options through an external EEPROM.

All four MCS99XX devices provide an option for peripheral expansion through MosChip's proprietary Cascade interface. The devices are packaged in 128-pin LQFP, ROHS.

Recommended operating conditions are rated for a 1.2V digital or analogue power supply while the I/O supply voltage is rated at 3.3V digital or analogue power supply, at 0-85�C. The parts are fully compliant with PCI Express base specification, revision 1.1.

All parts are now shipping in large quantities. Pricing for all parts are as follows, for 10,000 unit quantities: the MCS9900 starts at Rs.328.78 ($7). The MCS9901 is Rs.246.59 ($5.25). The MCS9904 is Rs.317.04 ($6.75) and the MCS9922 is Rs.234.84 ($5).

- EE Times

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