Microchip claims eSPI to LPC bridge is industry’s first commercial offering

Industrial computing developers can integrate the eSPI standard in existing equipment, using the ECE1200 bridge from Microchip. According to the company, it minimises development costs and extends product lifecycles.

The eSPI bus technology supports new computing with next-generation chipsets and CPUs.

It is believed to be the industry’s first commercially available eSPI-to-low pin count (LPC) bridge. The ECE1200 bridge allows developers to implement the eSPI standard in boards with legacy LPC connectors and peripherals, says Microchip. This allows the developers to implement the eSPI standard while preserving significant investments in legacy LPC equipment and substantially minimising development costs and risk.

The eSPI-to-LPC bridge allows developers to maintain long lifecycles while supporting the eSPI bus technology that is required for new computing applications using the next generation of chipsets and CPUs. To reduce risk for developers, the eSPI bus technology has been through intensive validation for industrial computing applications and has been validated with leading processor companies.

The ECE1200 detects and supports modern standby mode with low standby current. This helps industrial computing developers to manage operating costs and efficiencies. The does not require any software.

To streamline development, the ECE1200 comes with a BIOS porting guide, schematics and a layout guide.

The ECE1200-I/LD is available today in a 40-pin VQFN package.


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