September 28, 2016 6:23 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Zilog, Inc.

Company Overview

Zilog, Inc. manufactures and supplies application-specific embedded system-on-chip solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive, and consumer markets. The company offers single-board computers, application-specific software stacks, and development tools that allow embedded designers to market in areas, such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control, lighting control, and motion detection. It also provides microcontrollers, embedded security products, motion detection solutions, motor control products, RF wireless technology, and peripherals. In addition, the company offers Zilog Educational Platform, an educational platform for students pursuing a degree in ...

1590 Buckeye Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035-7418

United States

Founded in 1973

174 Employees





Key Executives for Zilog, Inc.

Vice President of Operations
General Manager, Founder of Ixys Corporation, Chairman of Ixys Corporation, Chief Executive Officer of Ixys Corporation and President of Ixys Corporation
Age: 68
Vice President of R&D and MCU Architecture
Vice President of Sales & Marketing Worldwide
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Zilog, Inc. Key Developments

Zilog Introduces New MCU Based UART Single Chip Communication Device

Zilog introduced a new revolutionary UART, based on its advanced MCU technology for industrial, automotive and telecommunication applications. Zilog’s Digital UART is a single chip CMOS communications device that provides full duplex asynchronous communications with a 128 byte FIFO buffer (64 bytes for Receive, 64 bytes for Transmit). The Digital UART also contains a 4K bit EEPROM and General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) with a programmable interrupt capability that can be tailored for multiple applications by software. The Zilog Digital UART has an internal oscillator (8 MHz), so there is no need for an external crystal. This UART is controlled by the simple I2C protocol (2-wire interface), allowing up to eight devices in the same I2C network. Although this device is fully programmable through the exposed commands, it is preconfigured to operate at a 57,600 baud rate. Therefore, it is possible to send and receive data without requiring a change in configuration to access the UART or the EEPROM. Zilog’s Digital UART provides separate programmable interrupts and interrupt lines for UART and GPIO notifications, so the controlling device does not have to poll the device for data. Key features: Single power supply from 3.0 volts to 5.0 volts; No external crystal needed; Minimal pin count for space saving; Interrupt lines for UARTs and GPIOs for notification; Control via I2C standard protocol, up to 400K; Up to 8 different addresses available; Can stack up to 8 parts on same I2C network; Ability to send multiple write commands in a single transfer; No configuration necessary; Default UART setting: 57,600 baud, no flow control, no parity, 8 bits; EEPROM is accessed through standard I2C EEPROM communications; GPIO configured as inputs; Up to 2 industry standard full duplex individual UART channels; 64 byte receiver FIFO for each UART; 64 byte transmitter FIFO for each UART; Flow control using CTS and RTS pins; In-band flow control using XON/XOFF; FIFO watermark settings for configuring interrupt lines; Programmable data formats: 5 to 8 bits data; Odd, Even or no parity; 1 or 2 stop bits; Loopback for testing; Flexible baud rate selection, in steps of 100 bits per second, up to 250K; Programmable interrupts; Built-in 4K bit I2C EEPROM; Standard I2C EEPROM communications; 300K times endurance; 10 year retention; General Purpose Input Output pins; Up to 12 GPIO pins; 2 pins can generate interrupt on change of pin value; Each pin is fully configurable; Individual pin configuration; Direction (input/output); Open drain output option; Weak pull-up option; Debounce option; Quickly return to default settings.

Zilog Announces New World of Motors Reference Design

Zilog introduced its World of Motors reference design, expanding its portfolio of motor control solutions. The World of Motors Reference Design Board is a development platform built on Zilog’s series of Mini-Z stamp modules, designed to provide engineers, students, and enthusiasts with an easy to use platform for developing prototypes and projects related to motor control. The WoM board’s compatibility with the basic stamp modules sold by several vendors, in addition to Zilog’s Mini-Z modules, offers users flexibility and choice. This reference design includes the option to use the built-in Mini-Z shell or program a custom interface. Key features of the World of Motors Reference Design include wireless control of motors using Mini-Z ZPAN or Mini-Z WLAN modules which have a ZNEO 16 bit microcontroller and provides an easy console communication GUI, and the ability to control the following types of motors: DC brush motor, Servo motor, Unipolar stepper motor and Bipolar stepper motor. This design features several IXYS components: DSS10-006A (3) (IXYS 10A diode), IXDN602 (2) - FET Driver, IXDF602(4) - FET Driver, XBS104S1AR-G (12) - Torex Diodes, IXTA100N04T2 (8) - NChannel Trench FET, and IXTA32P05T (4) - PChannel Trench FET. Zilog’s World of Motors Reference Design is now available for customers that place orders through the Zilog Store.

Zilog, Inc. Announces New ZNEO32! 32-bit Microcontroller Family

Zilog, introduced its ZNEO32! family of 32-bit Cortex M3 microcontrollers, thereby expanding its line of microcontroller products. The new Cortex M3 microcontrollers are special-purpose MCUs for first class motor applications that offer cost effective, high performance 32-bit computing capabilities. This family of MCUs provides 3-phase PWM generator units which are suitable for inverter motor drive systems. Most of the MCUs within the ZNEO32! family offer two built-in channels for the generators to control two individual inverter motors simultaneously. They have up to three 12-bit high speed ADC units with 16-channel analog multiplexed inputs to gather information from the motor; additionally, some of these MCUs include both operational amplifiers and comparators. The ZNEO32! family of products includes MCUs that are well suited for a variety of applications that require highly deterministic real-time applications, automotive systems, industrial control systems, wireless networking and sensors, and low power applications. Key features: High performance, low power Cortex-M3 Core, operating at up to 80 MHz, Up to 384 KB flash memory options, Up to 16 KB SRAM options, Up to two 3-phase motor PWM with ADC triggering function, Up to three 16-channel 1.5 Msps high-speed ADC with burst conversion function, 20 MHz precision internal oscillator clock, Six general purpose timers with quadrature encoder counter, External communication ports: as many as 4 UARTs, 2 I2Cs, 2 SPIs and Package options include LQFP-32, LQFP-48, LQFP-64, LQFP-80, LQFP-100.

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