Palmchip Targets Smart Grid Power Management with its new AcurX51 SoC Platform and Palm8051 Core

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2011

Palmchip launches the AcurX51TM microcontroller SoC platform (AcurX51) for the smart grid connectivity and home area network (HAN). The energy- and cost-efficient AcurX51 is based upon a customized version of the Intel 8051 processor core together with silicon-proven peripherals targeting HAN appliances. The AcurX51 enables rapid implementation to control and monitor smart grid devices.


AcurX51 is an excellent solution for green, smart-connected communities that require low-power and low-cost chips and software that will enable remote energy management, where home or business appliances could be controlled from smart phones or PC to save energy.


In addition to power and cost considerations, chip companies today, more than ever before, are challenged by short product life cycles high design cost and long product development cycles. To address these challenges, developers need to strike a balance between performance, function and cost, as they develop new products. The AcurX51 SoC platform enables developers to leverage existing 8051 software tools while taking advantage of quick prototyping through Altera or Xilinx FPGAs. Palmchip also offers firmware and application software for smart grid management.


All green home appliances will require connectivity provided by advanced semiconductor technology. These new semiconductor devices need to be small, power efficient and they must be created quickly in order to compete in this fast growing market. Palmchips AcurX51 provides that ready, cost-effective solution together with design reuse efficiency offered by a platform approach, said Jauher Zaidi, CEO of Palmchip Corporation.


AcurX51 and Palm8051 core are currently designed into Zigbee wireless, home-networking chips, LED controller and home appliances. Palmchip offers custom design services to help its licensees to create a cost-effective and power-optimum solution for green computing. AcurX51 is ideal for smart grid applications, and customers do not need to use expensive and high gate count cores such as ARM, MIPS and ARC. Palmchip has reached the 400 million mark of its IP used in SoC chip shipment to date.


To learn more, please visit


Palmchip AcurX51 SoC platform and Palm8051 processor core are available immediately. License fees start at US$ 9,995 with no royalty fees.


About Palmchip Corporation:

Founded in 1996, Palmchip is a leader in system-on-chip platforms and IP cores for mobile devices, embedded software and software applications. In addition to our proven IP cores, Palmchip provides the AcurX series of Plug-in-Ready Mobile SoC Platforms for low-power, high-performance designs. Palmchip technologies can be found on the market today in many mobile applications such as WiFi, network security, Bluetooth, Zigbee, data storage HDD, DVD devices and more. Palmchip also provides mobile design outsourcing services from concept to product. Please visit for more information. Or call Palmchip at 1.855.223.6445


Palmchip, the Palmchip logo, AcurX51 and Palm8051 are trademarks of Palmchip Corporation.


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