Press Release

Contact: Bob Abrams
Phone: (512) 342-9871


8 A.M. EDT January 10, 2008

Tekmos introduces "Drop In Replacement" for NXP S87C751 with TK87C751 MCU

(A 28 pin 8051-type microcontroller with I2C compatibility, 65K bytes of flash and 128 bytes of RAM)

Austin, Texas - January 10, 2008 - Tekmos, Inc. a leader in legacy device replacements to extend product life of Microcontrollers, ASICs, Standard Products and FPGAs, has introduced the industries first true pin for pin, code and timing compatible drop in replacement for the S87C751 previously offered by NXP.

The TK87C751 is an integrated microcontroller combining the Tekmos 8051 Classic CPU core, built in power management, I2C controller, 2 timers, 3 parallel ports, 128 bytes of internal RAM, plus an industry first by including 65K bytes of Flash program storage, all within the original 28 PLCC package. A version based on the original 24 PDIP is planned for the 2nd Quarter of 2008.

The TK87C751 is designed as a pin-for-pin, code and timing compatible drop in replacement for the original S87C751 microcontroller previously offered by NXP. While being compatible with the original design, the TK87C751 offers double the RAM resources and 32 times the program storage. The use of flash for the program storage allows the customer to re-program devices if necessary.

About Tekmos

Tekmos is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in sustainable solutions in the development and manufacturing of "Drop in Replacements" of Microcontrollers, ASICs, Standard Parts and FPGAs. The company has significant expertise in transforming devices made in older CMOS processes to newer processes while maintaining true compatibility to the original device in the customer's application. Tekmos offers many versions of microprocessors to replace discontinued devices, including the recently discontinued Intel 8031/8051 products, NXP P89C668 and twenty versions of the Freescale 68HC05 and 68HC11 microcontroller line. The engineers at Tekmos have completed hundreds of successful projects worldwide.



CONTACT Information:

Bob Abrams
7901 E. Riverside Dr. Building 2, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 342-9871
Fax: (512) 342-9873
Source: Tekmos, Inc.