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Microprocessor IP

Why use a different architecture if proven 8-bit technology does the job? With Cadence® Microprocessor IP, you can reuse the code you have without having to debug your application again. You can even use it for housekeeping on your state-of the-art SoCs.

With more than 300 licenses in production, the Cadence Intel® 8051-compatible Microprocessor IP family is the most mature and configurable core to support the 8-bit industry standard.

You can configure the core to match your requirements exactly: From the fastest version on the market, which outperforms the original by 24X, to the smallest version with less than 3K gate equivalents, you'll have more than enough bandwidth to meet your needs.

Complement the core with your specific application by taking advantage of a rich set of mix-and-match features and peripherals, including memory pointers, interrupts, interfaces for serial communication (UART, I2C and SPI), timer systems, I/O ports, power management unit, multiplication-division unit, watchdog timer, DMA controller, and a real-time clock. Integrated on-chip debugging is available by supporting our SWORD 1-wire debug system, which is completely integrated into the KEIL™ debugging environment.

Products

8051 Processor Family IP CoreMost mature and configurable 8-bit core

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Legacy microprocessorsMotorola 68000, Zilog Z80, Intel 80186, and more

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