Beaverton, Ore.Elba Corp. is shipping a microcontroller intended for use by scientists, engineers, experimenters and hobbyists.
The ZX-1281 is a 64-pin TQFP format device targeted to high-volume products or resource-intensive applications in which additional I/O capabilities are required. All ZX-series microcontrollers are programmed in ZBasic, a subset of Microsoft's Visual Basic (VB6) with microcontroller-specific extensions and other productivity enhancements.
More information and a free download of the compiler, IDE and documentation are available at www.zbasic.net.
The ZX-1281 is based on the Atmel ATmega1281 MCU. According to Elba, the ZX-1281 offers increased execution speed, User RAM (7.5K standard, 63K maximum), User program space (60K total), PWM channels (up to 6), and a second hardware serial port .
The ZX-1281 is source code compatible with the previously released ZX family membersthe ZX-24, ZX-24a, ZX-40, ZX-40a, ZX-44 and ZX-44a.
Pricing: $49.95 each; volume pricing is available. A development board that includes the ZX-1281, is priced at $79.95
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Elba Corp., 503-709-8114, www.zbasic.net