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Micrel, Zilog co-develop sub-system modules

Posted: 21 Nov 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:technology partnership? sub-system module? RF chip?

Micrel Inc. and Zilog Inc. have partnered to develop subsystem level module products targeted at motion sensor, TV remote and RF point-to-point cable replacement markets. Micrel is expected to provide the RF chips while Zilog will supply the MCUs and system software.

"The technology synergy between Micrel and Zilog will enable us to jointly develop easy-to-use single board computer solutions that will allow system designers to quickly and cost-effectively enter targeted market segments," noted Scott Ward, VP analog business unit, Micrel. "Zilog is well known in growing market segments including industrial control, remote control and motion sensors/alarms, and has successfully developed key system software intellectual property for these markets."

"The IC technologies that Micrel has developed, coupled with Zilog's application-specific solutions, such as our Z8 Encore! XP Flash Microcontrollers will prove a formidable solution for the global marketplace. In addition, we are delighted to have entered into this collaboration with Micrel, given the compelling synergy of our products," said Mike Speckman, vice president worldwide sales, Zilog.

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