THE FIRST TRUE PC "SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP"
Designed expressly for embedded applications. The ZFx86 PC-compatible
microcontroller was designed from the ground up with the industrys
most comprehensive set of traditional X86 PC functionality. Unique
proprietary FailSafe® System features resolve the most critical
issues that can stand in the way of creating successful and reliable
ULTRA LOW POWER
to applications where low power is required for long battery life
or in harsh environments where airflow for heat dissipation is restricted
and heatsinks and fans are unacceptable.
INDUSTRY STANDARD ARCHITECTURE COMPLETELY
The PC is the architecture of choice for embedded applications because
of ease of software development, low manufacturing system cost and
fast time-to-market. If the embedded processor selected is not fully
PC compatible all these key measures of success can be lost.
ZFx86 provides the ultimate combination of a high integration device at the
lowest BOM cost in the industry without sacrificing full PC compatibility.
There are no multiplexed signals, no missing interrupts, and a full
complement of standard peripherals. It is the fastest, most cost-effective
means of integrating full PC motherboard functionality in an OEM
A high speed 32 bit processor is married to a superior SDRAM memory
controller and a PCI expansion bus with an Ultra DMA IDE controller.
A full ISA bus brings with it all the well-understood ISA devices
to help solve many of the potential challenges unique to embedded
applications. Enhanced with such ZF proprietary embedded features
as FailSafe Boot ROM, the Z-tag interface, Dual Watchdog timer and
ZF-Logic, integrated ISA bus decoding, ZFx86 allows for seamless
and glueless system integration.
By combining the hardware and software needed to implement full
PC compatibility in a single device, it lowers the exposure to development
risks and significantly reduces time-to-market. This unique integrated
design makes it ideal for applications that require computing intensive
processes, low power consumption, high reliability and a small overall
This unique integrated design makes it ideal for applications that require
computing intensive processes, low power consumption, high reliability
and a small overall product size. Since the ZFx86 is fully PC compatible
you gain access to:
... the widest selection of hardware and software available.
... proven architecture supported by hundreds of ISA, PCI,
USB and I2C bus suppliers.
... cost-effective, readily available development tools
and operating systems.
It's Not a System Until It Boots
No processor regardless of the level of integrationis
a system until it boots. If it doesnt come with a fully implemented
PC BIOS and an operating system it wont run. ZFx86 is the
first and only System-on-a-Chip that includes the BIOS and operating
system software combined with an internal FailSafe boot ROM that
ensures that your system will always be accessible, even if all
external Flash memory has been corrupted.
The ZFx86 is fully compatible with all standard PC software.
It will run any standard operating system capable of running on
a fully compatible PC with FPU such as Linux, DOS, many RTOS, and
Windows CE, Windows 9x, and Windows NT.
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