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 AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) High Performance Microprocessor Division today announced the 68307, a highly integrated processor ideal for a variety of portable, low-power applications such as digital cordless telephones, portable measuring equipment and point-of-sale terminals. The 63807 was originally designed for the digital cordless phone products of a major European telecommunications company. The newest member of the 68300 Family of Integrated Processors, the 68307 features a static 68EC000 core processor with multiple bus interfaces. It is the second processor designed using Motorola's standard cell design methodology.
 "The 68307's high level of functional integration results in reductions in power consumption, board space and system cost demanded by today's portable devices," said Jim Reinhart, Motorola's manager, M68000 marketing and applications. "The 68307 is the only member of the 68300 Family of Integrated Processors that incorporates several bus interfaces, providing glueless connections to a wide variety of common system peripherals and memory."
 Multiple Bus Features
 The multiple bus features of the 68307 provide easy connection to peripherals and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that use industry standard inter-chip buses. The 68307 features three bus interfaces; a dynamically-sized 68000 bus, an 8051-type bus and the Motorola M-bus, which is compatible with the I(2)C (a) bus. The 68307 is the first 68000-based part to feature a dynamically-sized bus. This feature allows 16-bit performance out of static random access memory (SRAM) while still providing a low-cost interface to 8-bit read-only- memory (ROM).
 The 8051 bus provides a glueless interface to an 8051-type bus allowing the reuse of ASICs and peripherals designed for this common bus. Designers can easily upgrade their systems to a 68000 Family design while saving costs of developing new ASICs. The M-bus is an industry standard 2-wire interface which provides simple and efficient communications with peripherals such as EEPROM, analog/digital converters and liquid crystal display drivers. The 68307 interfaces gluelessly to boot ROM, SRAM, 8051-type bus, M-bus devices, and memory- mapped peripherals. It also incorporates a slave mode which allows the EC000 core to be turned off, providing a 3.3-volt static, low-power multi-functional peripheral for higher performance 68000 family processors.
 Portable Power
 The 68307 provides several low-power features ideal for portable applications. A version that operates at 3.3 volts, the 68307V, reduces power consumption up to 60 percent. On-board power management logic combines with the static operation of the chip to reduce power consumption to virtually zero during idle periods. Special features allow swift wake-up upon a variety of events to minimize the overhead of power down.
 68307 Power Consumption
 68307 68307V
 16 MHz 8MHz
 Typical Operation 150 mW 50 mW
 Power Down .5 mW .17 mW
 As the table above indicates, the 68307 and 68307V are extremely power efficient. During typical 16-MHz operation, the 68307 dissipates only 150 milliwatts. The 8-MHz 68307V is even more impressive, requiring only 50 milliwatts of power.
 Standard Cell Design Methodology
 The standard cell design methodology allows Motorola to develop highly-integrated processors optimized for specific application areas. Standard cells significantly collapse the design cycle by allowing designers to combine predefined cells which incorporate all the transistors required for a specific function, whether it is an AND cell or a 68681.
 In addition, these cells are well characterized from 2.7 volts to 6.0 volts with proven reliability and functionality. Development time is further reduced through the use of a standardized approach during the layout of the part. Like its predecessor, the 68306, the 68307 was implemented from design to silicon in an accelerated timeframe of three engineer-months. This methodology allows Motorola to be more responsive to customer needs by quickly building highly integrated processors to meet virtually any system designers' needs.
 The 68307 and 68307V are both packaged in a 100-pin plastic Quad Flat Pack. Pricing for the 8-MHz 68307V and 16-MHz 68307 is set at $11.29 each in 10,000 piece quantities, with samples available in the first quarter of 1994 and production in the second quarter of 1994. Pricing for the 16-MHz 68307V is set at $12.80 each in 10,000 piece quantities, with samples available in the second quarter of 1994 and production in the third quarter of 1994.
 Having 1992 worldwide sales of $4.5 billion, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector is the largest U.S.-based broad line supplier of semiconductors, with a balanced portfolio of more than 50,000 devices. Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment systems, components and services for global markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers and telepoint systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronic equipment, computers, data communications, and information processing and handling equipment.
 Motorola was a winner of the first Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1988, in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process.
 NOTE (a): I(2) represents the symbol for I to the second power.
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