Zilog launched its new S3 Family of Z8-compatible microcontrollers (MCUs), thereby expanding its portfolio of microcontroller products serving the industrial, medical, and consumer markets.
The S3 Family of 4-/8-bit products includes MCUs for remote control devices, ultra-low power MCUs, and a series of products for home appliances, consumer electronics, and LCD displays. Applications include battery chargers, thermostats, boiler control, microwaves, e-bikes, LED lighting, power meters, blood pressure meters, and smoke detectors and more.
This release of the S3 Family completes a strategic move by Zilog’s parent company, IXYS, which acquired its portfolio of S3 products from Samsung.
The S3 addition offers Zilog customers a wider MCU base, with freedom to design products with their cores of preference. New targeted customers within the World of IXYS products, with existing embedded design platforms using the S3 cores, now have an MCU supplier committed to the long-term support of their manufacturing needs with a wide range of peripheral mixed-signal circuits, driver ICs, power management circuits and power semiconductors.
Zilog’s S3 Family of products and development kits are now available for customers that place orders through specific distributors identified by Zilog. For more information, visit www.zilog.com.