As the industrial computing industry transitions from Low Pin Count (LPC) to enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (eSPI) bus technology. Microchip has released commercially available eSPI to LPC Bridge allows developers to implement the eSPI standard while preserving large investments in legacy LPC equipment. This eliminates the high development costs faced by developers to update existing equipment to the new standard. The ECE1200 gives developers access to implement the eSPI standard in boards with legacy LPC connectors and peripherals, along with minimizing development costs and risk.
The ECE1200 eSPI to LPC Bridge allows developers to maintain long lifecycles while supporting the eSPI bus technology that is required for new computing applications utilizing the next generation of chipsets and CPUs. This helps the Product longevity which is critical in industrial computing equipment applications because of the significant upfront investment required. The eSPI bus technology went through intensive validation for industrial computing applications and has been validated with leading processor companies to reduce risk for developers.
The ECE1200 detects and supports Modern Standby mode with low standby current enabling 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. For boosting the development, the ECE1200 comes with a BIOS porting guide, schematics and a layout guide.
The ECE1200-I/LD is available today in a 40-pin VQFN package for $2.66 each in 10,000-unit quantities.