Clara, Calif. Ė MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd.
announced its MCS99XX multi-function PCI Express (PCIe) controller chipset
consisting of four devices that provide built in support to enable a variety of
PCIe to multiple I/O connectivity options.
The MCS99XX product family has four
devices: MCS9900CV-AA; MCS9904CV-AA; MCS9901CV-CC; and MCS9922CV-AA. The core
product, MCS9900, offers full flexibility while the other three devices are
optimized with fixed I/O configurations.
Applications include connectivity
for docking stations in popular media players; serial attached devices; serial
networking / monitoring equipment; Point of Sale (POS) terminals; parallel /
printer ports; add-on serial and / or parallel I/O cards; embedded systems I/O
expansions; and industrial control, security, monitoring and PC applications.
The MCS99XX product family serial
ports are compatible with RS232, RS422 and RS485 standards and supports
throughput from 50 bps to 16 Mbps. The parallel port is compatible with
IEEE 1284 and supports Nibble; Byte; SPP; ECP; and EPP modes. All eight
GPIO pins are programmable and can be used as Input or Output. An I2C
interface is provided to configure MCS9900 device options through an external
All four MCS99XX devices provide an
option for peripheral expansion through MosChipís proprietary Cascade
interface. The devices are packaged in 128-pin LQFP, ROHS.
Recommended operating conditions are
rated for a 1.2V digital or analog power supply while the I/O supply voltage is
rated at 3.3V digital or analog power supply, at 0-85o C. The
parts are fully compliant with PCI Express base specification, revision 1.1.
All parts are now shipping in large
quantities. Pricing for all parts are as follows, for 10,000 unit
quantities: the MCS9900 starts at $7.00. The MCS9901 is $5.25. The
MCS9904 is $6.75 and the MCS9922 is $5.00.