Colorado Springs, Co. Ramtron International Corp. has begun offering its VersaKit-30xx, a complete and comprehensive evaluation platform that supports the VRS51L3074, Ramtron’s new, fully integrated Versa 8051 microcontroller with 8KB of FRAM memory. For details on the new MCU, see FRAM MCU.
The VersaKit-30xx facilitates system prototyping and design development with the VRS51L3074, a FRAM-enhanced system-on-chip with a 40 MHz 8051-core, DSP extensions, a JTAG program/debug interface and a robust set of enhanced communication interfaces.
The kit ships complete with development board that supports the VRS51L3074, Versa-JTAG programming/debugging interface, DB25 parallel cable, programming/in-circuit debugging software, C compiler and assembler, Demo programs and a power supply.
The development board includes: A comprehensive set of probe points and header footprints for easy access to chip peripherals and I/Os; an RS-232 transceiver and two DB9 connectors for UART access; eight user-programmable LEDs; two tact switches for manual reset/interrupt triggering; ample prototyping space; and JTAG access for in-circuit programming/emulation and non-intrusive debugging of the VRS51L3074. For evaluation of Ramtron’s FRAM memory devices, the board also features an FM31256 Processor Companion, an FM25CL64 (Serial SPI FRAM) and an FM24CL64 (Serial IC FRAM).
The VersaKit-30xx is available for US $99.
Ramtron programming and debugging software is provided free with the VersaKit-30xx. Downloads and updates are posted at Ramtron downloads.
Ramtron International Corp. (514) 871-2447