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October 13, 2015 5:50 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: 67
Vice President of R&D and MCU Architecture
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Zilog, Inc. Key Developments

Zilog, Inc. Announces its New Radiopulse MG2475 SoC Zigbee Wireless Solution

Zilog, Inc. announced the introduction of the MG2475, IoT One Chip Solution for wireless connectivity expanding the Zilog wireless technologies family of 8-16-32 bit microcontrollers. MG2475 is a true 2.4 GHz system-on-chip (SoC) designed for low-power and very low-cost applications based on IEEE802.15.4 and RF4CE. MG2475 includes the combination of an advanced RF transceiver with an industry-standard enhanced 8051 MCU, a baseband PHY, a MAC with AES-128 HW engine, an in-system programmable 64KB Flash memory, a 6-KB RAM, and many other application-specific peripherals. In addition to the standard data-rate specified in IEEE802.15.4, enhanced multiple data-rate modes (max. 1Mbps) with channel coding are supported. Enhanced performance and low-power performance is achieved due to instruction cache, peripheral DMA, memory and I/O retention under the power down modes. This SoC is optimal for low-power RF4CE remote control applications. Key features includes: High sensitivity of –98.5 dBm at 250 Kbps; Programmable output power up to +9.0dBm; High data rate: up to 1Mbps; 8051 compatible (single cycle execution) with 64KB Flash Memory and 6KB Retention Memory; Instruction cache for low power operation; 4-channel peripheral DMA; AES-128 Encryption/Decryption Engine; ECC logic for Flash or RAM data integrity; u-law/a-law/ADPCM Voice Encoder/Decoder; I2S/I2C/PCM /HSUART/SPI/PWM interface; 22 General Purpose I/Os (support retention).

Zilog, Inc. Announces New DMX512-A Receiver and Controller Reference Design Using the Z51F0811 and Z51F3220 MCUs for LED Lighting and Sound Controls

Zilog, Inc. announced the release of Zilog’s new DMX Reference Design Kit which includes a DMX512-A Receiver with Z51F0811 MCU and a DMX512-A Controller using Z51F3220 MCU. The receiver functions mainly as a light controller and, alternately, as a sound generator. As a lighting device, the receiver obtains data from the DMX controller that manages the display of four high-bright LEDs using the Z51F0811 MCU’s PWM function. As a sound generator, the receiver activates a speaker that is connected to the Z51F0811 MCU’s buzzer driver. The UART peripheral of the Z51F0811 MCU is used to connect the DMX512-A receiver to the DMX512-A controller. The source code file associated with this reference design,, is available free from the Zilog website. This source code has been compiled using the Keil uVision4 development tool, which is available from Keil. Using Zilog’s DMX512-A controller with Zilog’s Z51F3220 MCU provides an understanding of the DMX512-A protocol, including its theory of operation. This reference design operates in one of three modes: Local Mode – In this mode, five control potentiometers are used to set transmitted light levels for each related Digital Multiplex (DMX) channel; each potentiometer corresponds to a single DMX channel. PC Mode – In this mode, a PC application is required. Demo Mode – In this mode, stored light sequences in the DMX controller’s EEPROM are transmitted to a DMX Universe. This reference design features the following elements: Configurable DMX base slot address via six-position DIP switch, Optically-isolated DMX512-A interface, Four high-brightness LEDs, Buzzer for generating sound output, Ability to manipulate NULL start code (0) and alternate start code (207), Three modes of operation: Local, PC, and Demo.

Zilog Releases New Z8 Encore! XP(R) F6482 Microcontroller for High Performance and Low Power Applications

Zilog, Inc. introduced its Z8 Encore! XP(R) F6482 Series MCU, the latest in Zilog's line of Z8 Encore! XP(R) Flash microcontroller products. These F6482 Series products are based on Zilog's advanced 8-bit eZ8 CPU core and are optimized for low-power and wireless applications, supporting 1.8V to 3.6V low-voltage operations with extremely low Active, Halt, and Stop Mode currents, and offering an assortment of speed and low power options. The I/O capabilities of the F6482 Series MCUs make them suitable for a wide variety of applications including safety and security, utility metering, digital power supervisory, hand-held electronics, and general motor control. The F6482 Series features up to 67 port pins (ports A--J) for general purpose input/output (GPIO); the number of GPIO pins available is a function of package type. Each pin is individually programmable. Zilog's F6482 Series MCUs feature the following functionality: 24MHz eZ8 CPU core, 16KB, 32KB, 60KB or 64KB Flash memory with in-circuit programming capability, 2KB or 3.75KB internal RAM, Up to 128 bytes Non-Volatile Data Storage (NVDS), 12-bit (or 14-bit 2-pass) Analog-to-Digital Converter, 12-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), Up to 12 external channels plus dedicated inputs for op amps (2), Temperature sensor, AVDD/2, and bandgap, Internal or external voltage reference and single ended or differential inputs, Integrated LCD driver with blinking and contrast control for up to 96 segments (4 common by 24 segment lines), 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption/decryption hardware accelerator according to FIPS PUB 197, Real Time Clock (RTC) supporting both Counter and Clock modes, On-chip temperature sensor, Two on-chip low power analog comparators, Two on-chip, low power operational amplifiers, 8-channel Event System provides communication between peripherals for autonomous triggering, Full speed Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) device supporting eight endpoints with integrated USB-PHY, Two full duplex UARTs with Local Interconnect Network (LIN), Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) and Digital Multiplex (DMX) protocol modes. Support for 9-bit (multiprocessor) and RS-485 driver enable, Two enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) controllers, I2C controller which supports Master/Slave modes, Four channel DMA controller with direct or linked-list operation, Three enhanced 16-bit timers with Capture, Compare, and PWM capability, Two additional basic 16-bit timers with interrupt (shared as UART Baud Rate Generator) and 16-bit Multi-Channel Timer which supports four Capture/Compare/PWM modules.

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