VG-230, System-On-A-Chip Device
The VG-230 is a one-chip PC platform which provides a highly battery-efficient basis for OEMs to develop cost sensitive, DOS-based personal electronic products. The chip contains all standard XT peripherals, additional high-value peripherals and an ISA bus. For long battery life, the VG230 offers extensive and proven power management capability. In addition to a +5V version, a version is offered which operates at +3V.
The VG-230 contains the 8086-compatible 16 MHz NEC V30HL processor. It also embodies a standard XT architecture combined with hardware and software features facilitating the rapid design of products with extensive ROM-based software. PC Card mass storage and miniature peripherals (I/O cards) following the PCMCIA 2.1 (JEIDA 4.1) standard are supported. The VG230 is packaged in a single 160-pin CMOS chip and handles all PC functions including 16-bit CPU, XT core logic, LCD controller, keyboard scanner and PC Card controller. All that is required for a basic system is the VG230, memory, power supply, display and associated packaging.
Lead-Free version of VG-230 is available now. It is a Pin Compatible and Functional Equivalent to VG-230. It has the same silicon die as in VG-230. The only difference is the package material composition for the package used. Lead-content and other non-friendly environmental substances are completely removed from the package materials. Because of the material differences, solder reflow profile for VG-230-LF is slightly different from VG-230. The VG-230-LF is fully compliant to RoHS environmental standards.