USA: Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corp. and a pioneer supplier of microcontrollers (MCUs) providing solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive and consumer markets, today introduces a new reference design, the Mini-Z USB Design Board.
Zilog’s Mini-Z USB Design Board incorporates a USB host and peripheral functionality with Zilog’s portfolio of Mini-Z® modules. This hardware design uses a Max3421E USB transceiver to provide an interface to USB communications with supporting power-limiting and connection circuitry.
The design also incorporates a Secure Digital (SD) card using its SPI interface. The Mini-Z® USB Design Board firmware includes host functionality for USB mass storage devices and Secure Digital (SD) card support.
The Mini-Z USB Design Board includes all of the hardware necessary to develop prototypes and projects incorporating the host and peripheral functions on Zilog’s wide selection of MCUs. The Board is designed to be operated by either a 9V battery or an external power supply.