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Preserve LPC Investments First Commercial eSPI to LPC Bridge from Microchip

Device from Microchip allows industrial computing developers to integrate the eSPI standard in existing equipment, minimizing development costs and extending product lifecycles

To allow developers to implement the eSPI standard while preserving large investments in legacy LPC equipment, Microchip Technology announces first commercially available eSPI to LPC bridge. The ECE1200 bridge enables developers to implement the eSPI standard in boards with legacy LPC connectors and peripherals, substantially minimizing development costs and risk.

Product longevity is critical in industrial computing equipment applications because of the significant upfront investment required.

LPC Investments

The ECE1200 eSPI to LPC bridge allows developers:

  • Maintain long lifecycles while supporting the eSPI bus technology that is required for new computing applications utilizing the next generation of chipsets and CPUs.
  • To reduce risk for developers, the eSPI bus technology went through intensive validation for industrial computing applications and has been validated with leading processor companies.
  • Designed for today’s eSPI requirements, the ECE1200 detects and supports Modern Standby mode with low standby current helping industrial computing developers manage operating costs and efficiencies, while maintaining the features end users expect from modern devices.
  • The ECE1200 is simple to implement and does not require any software.

“Microchip has been at the forefront of providing eSPI since the standard’s infancy in the computing space,” said Ian Harris, vice president of Microchip’s computing products business unit. “We are continuously bringing new products to market to help the industry transition to eSPI. The ECE1200 extends our leadership in this market and allows customers to implement eSPI without sacrificing years of investments in legacy LPC equipment.”

Development Tools

To streamline development, the ECE1200 comes with a BIOS porting guide, schematics and a layout guide.

 Pricing and Availability

The ECE1200-I/LD is available today in a 40-pin VQFN package for $2.66 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

For additional information, contact a Microchip sales representative, authorized worldwide distributor or visit Microchip’s website. To purchase products mentioned here visit our purchasing portal or contact a Microchip authorized distributor.

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