Montreal Goal Semiconductor has launched its 'go green' initiative with the VRS1000 " an 8-bit, flash 8051 MCU, modified to meet RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards.
The company has plans to convert all of its products to meet RoHS standards, and will classify its lead-free devices by adding a G suffix to each part number.
The Pb-free VRS1000 is available in 44-pin QFP and PLCC packages (VRS1000-QAI40G/VRS1000-PAI40G). A low-cost, drop-in replacement for industry standard 8051s, the VRS1000 has 64Kbytes of flash memory, 1Kbyte of RAM, In-System/In-Application Programming capabilities and standard 8051 features.
High volume pricing for the VRS1000 is US $2.50-$3.00.
For more product information on Goal's flash 8051 MCUs and high voltage DACs, visit www.goalsemi.com.