Universal XA Development Board (1)
For 16-bit XA microcontrollers, with PC/104 interface
The Philips XA series of microcontrollers has been available since 1996. These microcontrollers, which were originally presented as 16-bit versions of the famous 80C32, are more than just successor versions. They have much more to offer than their 8-bit cousins.In the beginning, the eXtended Architecture (XA) family of microcontrollers had only one member: the XA-G3 (introduced in 1996), with 32 KB of internal memory. In response to repeated requests, less expensive types with smaller amounts of memory were introduced in 1997, consisting of the XA-G1 (8 KB) and the XA-G2 (16 KB). The ‘G’ in these type numbers refers to the general-purpose nature of these models (with the same pinout as the 80C32).
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