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Nuvoton Targets for Portable Applications and Provides Best-in-Class Complete Embedded Controller (EC) WPCE775 Series

Nuvoton Technology Corp. is participating in 2008 Taipei Taitronics Autumn Show (Venue:Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall) organized by TAITRA and TEEMA Oct.7-11. Nuvoton Technology Corp. was spun off as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winbond Electronics Corp. since July 2008. To inherit the rich pedigree of product design achievements from Winbond, Nuvoton devotes to customers our essential total solutions for Consumer Electronics IC and Computer IC. Nuvoton today introduced WPCE775, a highly integrated embedded controller (EC) with an embedded RISC core and integrated advanced functions. It is targeted for a wide range of portable applications and provides best-in-class complete EC functionality when combined with SPI BIOS Flash.

The WPCE775 incorporates the CompactRISC® CR16CPlus core (a high-performance 16-bit RISC processor), on-chip ROM and RAM memories, system support functions and a Flash Interface Unit (FIU) that interfaces directly with external SPI flash memory devices.

System support functions include: watchdog, PWM, timers, Interrupt control, General-Purpose I/O (GPIO) with internal keyboard matrix scanning, PS/2® interface, SMBus® interface,UART, SPI™, high-accuracy analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) converters for battery charging, system control, system health monitoring and analog controls.

The WPCE775 interfaces with the host via an LPC interface. It also includes a host-controlled Serial Port, Media Center Edition (MCE) compatible CIR Port and a Fast Infrared (FIR, IrDA 1.1 compliant) Port. The WPCE775 is PC01 and ACPI compliant.

Outstanding Features

  • Shared SPI BIOS flash memory
  • MCE Compliant CIR Port
  • Fast Infrared Port (FIR, IrDA 1.1 compliant)
  • High-accuracy, high-speed ADC
  • Up to 94 GPIO ports (including keyboard scanning) with a variety of wake-up events
  • 16-bit RISC core, with up to 4 Mbytes of external address space, running at up to 33 MHz
  • 128-pin LQFP package

About Nuvoton
Nuvoton Technology Corp. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winbond Electronics Corp., which spun off the unit in July 2008.  Nuvoton focuses on the development of two main product lines, including consumer electronics ICs and computer ICs.  Nuvoton operates a six-inch wafer fab, and which provides foundry service for the company’s own branded IC products, as well as for selected manufacturing partners.  Nuvoton Technology Corp. has the advantages of core technology and customer relationships, thanks to its Winbond heritage, and continues to enhance product innovation and manufacturing efficiencies.  Based on this foundation, Nuvoton provides superior service to its customers.  Nuvoton will continue to realize its vision: "Be the indispensable partner to industry leaders."

*Note: Nuvoton is a registered trademark of Nuvoton Technology Corp.. All other trademarks and copyrights mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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