Commercial eSPI to LPC bridge preserves legacy LPC investments

30-05-2019 | Microchip Technology | Semiconductors

Microchip has released what is claimed to be the industry’s first commercially available eSPI-to-LPC bridge. The ECE1200 bridge enables developers to achieve the eSPI standard in boards with legacy LPC connectors and peripherals. This enables the developers to execute the eSPI standard while conserving significant investments in legacy LPC equipment and considerably minimising development costs and risk.

Product longevity is crucial in industrial computing equipment applications due to the notable upfront investment needed. The bridge enables developers to sustain long lifecycles while promoting the eSPI bus technology that is needed for new computing applications using the next generation of chipsets and CPUs. To lessen the risk for developers, the eSPI bus technology has been subjected to intensive validation for industrial computing applications and has been validated with leading processor companies.

Created for today’s eSPI demands, the bridge detects and supports Modern Standby mode with low standby current. This assists industrial computing developers to control operating costs and efficiencies while advancing the features end users expect from modern devices. The bridge is easy to implement and does not need any software.

To streamline development, the bridge comes with a BIOS porting guide, schematics and a layout guide.

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