BP Microsystems, one of the premiere providers of Logic Programmers, has encorporated support for the ML68705 in their line of programmers. Support includes both programming algorithm support and socket boards, included automated material handling bulk programming. The original 68705 was a one-time programmable part. Millogic’s FPGA based emulator / interposer utilizes portions of a SPI configuration memory device to store the software program, and the BP Microsytems programmer supports reprogramming the software memory arbitrary numbers of times.
Millogic has been providing electronic design services and solutions for obsolete or discontinued integrated circuits for 15 years. Our solutions are found in Defense, Medical and Industrial products both domestically and internationally.
Millogic was incorporated in January, 2002. However, the Millogic design team dates back to 1993, when we formed Chrysalis Research, which became Papillon Research. Millogic started its obsolescence solution with the development of emulations and drop-in replacement devices for the discontinued Cypress VME interface family. The VME devices continued to be used in military, industrial and medical devices whose product lives were much longer than the fickle commercial markets. Many of the major defense contractors have used and continue to use Millogic parts to solve their obsolescence problems.
Solutions for Discontinued IC’s for Defense, Medical and Industrial Manufacturers
The defense industry is only one area in which Millogic has been helping companies deal with discontinued semiconductor devices. We have significant experience in the medical industry as well. FDA certification of medical devices is a long and expensive process. When a device becomes unavailable, it can render a full product line obsolete unless a solution is found. Millogic solutions limit the re-certification to validating a new device in the Approved Vendor List (AVL) of a component on a BOM. Millogic solutions are designed to be software compatible with the original parts, so software validation is not an issue.
We have recently been extending our product line of replacements for discontinued microcontrollers / microprocessors that are used in industrial control applications. Here again is an industry that is extremely dependent on software compatibility. Millogic goes through extensive validation of our emulations through both simulation and hardware validation to minimize potential issues; however, we also fully back our emulations with support, assisting customers in validating our emulations running in their specific products as well.
Much of our emulation product line has been driven by customer needs. If your company is having problems with obsolete or discontinued components, please contact us and we will work with you to develop a solution.
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Millogic has developed a Verilog emulation, and a drop-in emulator for the X3301 “Motion Control Integrated Circuit” formerly produced by TSC America. The device was used for controlling servo and stepper motors, and includes multiple options for acceleration/deceleration functions as well as positioning functions utilizing external encoders and sensors. The emulator is compatible with the 64 pin PLCC package of the original device.
Millogic announces it is developing a new core as part of the family of emulations of the now-discontinued Cypress VME controller family. The MLVAC068 core will provide emulation of the Cypress VAC068, which was a companion to the VIC64 / VIC068 controllers.
January 2012 – Millogic announces it is developing a new core as part of the family of emulations of the now-discontinued Cypress VME controller family. The MLVAC068 core will provide emulation of the Cypress VAC068, which was a companion to the VIC64 / VIC068 controllers.
Millogic is now selling footprint compatible hybrid modules that emulate the now-discontinued Cypress VIC64 and VIC068A VME controller chips. These emulators have been qualified by multiple major US military equipment contractors for use in products that were originally designed to use these Cypress parts. Millogic also produces an emulator for these parts in the PGA packages.
Millogic completes the set of cores for the discontinued Cypress VME producsts with the MLVIC64, an equivalent to the Cypress VIC64.
Millogic announces a new cores for a popular microcontroller… the Hitachi HD6303.
Millogic announces additional packaging options for the ML7C964. The new packages are compatible with Cypress’s CY7C964A-UM and CY7C964A-ASC. Millogic now supports both the 14×14 and the 10×10 body QFP packages, in both plastic and ceramic
Millogic expands its VME offerings with a new core, emulating the discontinued Cypress VIC068 VME master controller. The ML-VIC068 will be available in Q1 2008.