Emulation Technology, Inc.
Two new adapters provide easy programming for Microchip Technology 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers
SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 14, 2002 - Emulation Technology, Inc. (ET), the industry's leading manufacturer and marketer of Adapters, Sockets and Interconnect Solutions has expanded its broad line of device programming adapters (Adapt-A-Socket®) with the introduction of its new, first of their kind, QFN/MLF Programming Adapters. Designed to meet the needs of design engineers programming and prototype testing the increasingly popular Quad Flat Non-Leaded (QFN) and Micro Lead-Frame (MLF) chip package, the adapters support the 8-bit Microchip® Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP) PIC® Microcontrollers in 8-pin and 28-pin QFN/MLF packages.
The QFN/MLF Programming Adapters support the following Microchip 8-pin PIC Microcontrollers: PIC12C508A, PIC12C509A, PIC12C671, PIC12C672, and the following Microchip 28-pin PIC microcontrollers: PIC16C62B, PIC16C63A, PIC16C72A, PIC16C73B, PIC16F73, PIC16F76.
The QFN/MLF package's growing popularity is representative of the need for smaller IC packages. More and more designers are working on applications with space constraints, as well as heat and power limitations. Using the QFN/MLF in designs helps engineers avoid the constraints and limitations. The QFN/MLF is smaller and thinner (consumes less area) than other similar leaded packages, it has a lead-frame on the bottom of the package which provides excellent thermal performance, and the combination of eliminated gull-wing leads and shortened wire lengths decrease self-inductance by half compared to a similar leaded package.
The adapter's top-loading, burn-in socket design readily meets the needs of design engineers looking for a quick and easy QFN/MLF programming adapter solution. Its space-saving 8-pin or 28-pin base accommodates engineers' programming needs and eliminates the necessity to create a cumbersome workaround. The QFN/MLF Programming Adapter serves a dual role as the signal mapping enables it to be used for QFN/MLF prototyping, quality and reliability testing.Pricing and Availability:
Microchip Technology Inc. manufactures the popular PICmicro® field-programmable RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8- and 16-bit embedded control applications, and a broad spectrum of high performance linear and mixed-signal, power management and thermal management devices. The Company also offers complementary microperipheral products including interface devices; microID® RFID devices; serial EEPROMs; and the patented KEELOQ® security devices. This synergistic product portfolio targets thousands of applications and a growing demand for high-performance designs in the automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial control markets. The Company's quality systems are ISO 9001 (1994 version) and QS9000 (1998 version) certified. Microchip is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona with design facilities in Mountain View, California and Bangalore, India; semiconductor fabrication facilities in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona; Gresham, Oregon and Puyallup, Washington; and assembly and test operations near Bangkok, Thailand. Microchip employs approximately 3,200 people worldwide and has sales offices throughout Asia, Europe, Japan and the Americas. More information on the Company can be found at www.microchip.com.
The Microchip name and logo, PIC, PICmicro, microID and KeeLoq are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Adapt-A-Socket® is a registered trademark of Emulation Technology, Inc. Terms and product names in this document may be the trademark of others.
Founded in 1983, Emulation Technology is the industry leader in interconnect solutions. Emulation Technology has more than 50,000 customers and operations in 23 countries worldwide, selling directly through its extensive catalog, distributors and online store at WWW.1800ADAPTER.com. The company is privately held and is headquartered at 2344 Walsh Avenue, Bldg. F, Santa Clara, Calif., 95051.
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Santa Clara, CA 95051-1301 U.S.A.