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Millogic's relationship with Xilinx turns 17...

June 6, 2019 - Millogic has had a relationship with Xilinx for over 17 years.  Milloigc was an early participant in the Xilinx Xperts program, which subsequently evolved into the current Xilinx Alliance program.   These programs provide Xilinx customers access to engineering groups with expertise in the Xilinx tools and products, as well as providing the Alliance partners a mechanism to market their IP and services.  Millogic is proud of it's Xilinx Alliance membership, and years of providing design expertise to Xilinx customers.

 

 

BP Microsystems adds support for programming Millogic Processor-Emulators

June 6, 2018 - 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 achieves milestone for sales of drop-in FPGA based obsolescence substitute devices

March 16, 2019 - Millogic sales of pin-compatible FPGA emulators of obsolete components has hit a milestone of 10,000 units.  Our emulator assemblies have qualified as alternative source devices for processors and controllers that our customers have no longer been able to source.  These production quantities have been installed in Medical, Defense and Industrial products, where the finished product life exceeds the commercial availability of some components.  These solutions are particularly viable in industries with extensive and expensive qualification processes, such as FDA approvals or some defense industry requirements, where qualification of an alternate source for a component is much shorter than the qualification of a new design.

Millogic announces new microprocessor core development

April 10, 2017 - Millogic is developing a new addition to our microprocessor and microcontroller emulations with the addition of the MC68000, providing 68000 microprocessor emulation.  Additionally, Millogic is also developing an emulation for the 68450, a 68000 family DMA controller.  Both are expected to be released this quarter.

Millogic celebrates 15th anniversary

January 10, 2017 - 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 solutions 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.

Millogic Expands 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 integrated circuit emulatorssemiconductor 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.

Millogic adds Half Band Digital Filter to Emulation Library

June 27, 2016 - Millogic is developing an emulation of the now discontinued Intersil HSP 43216 digital filter device. The IP will emulate the original device function, which included a quadrature up/down converter with a 67-tap halfband filter. When implemented in a Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA technology, the IP will operate at sample rates at or above the original device. The emulation will support the four operational modes of the original device, Interpolation, decimation, quadrature to real conversion, and quadrature down-conversion with decimation. The emulation will be port compatible, so an FPGA emulation could be substituted for the original part in an existing design. The original Intersil part numbers included HSP43216JC-52, HSP43216JC-52Z, HSP42316VC-52, HSP43216VC-52Z. The Millogic IP core will be named ML43216. (“Intersil” and Intersil device part numbers are copyrights of Intersil Corporation; “Xilinx” and “Spartan” are copyrights of Xilinx Inc)

Millogic adds 68705 emulator to product line

December 20, 2015 - Millogic has developed an emulation of the Motorola / Freescale 68705 microprocessor / controller. A pin compatible emulator is now available in a 44 pin PLCC compatible device. The original part number was MC68HC705C9ACFN , which is now discontinued. The ML68705-EM44 emulator will be availabe Q1 2016.

Millogic releases production PGA version of VIC64 and VIC068A emulators

December 4, 2016 - Millogic has redesigned the MLVIC64-EM145 / MLVIC068A-EM145 PGA emulator as a lower mass device suitable for machine handling. These emulators utilize the time-proven Millogic emulations of these popular VME controllers. They provide drop-in replacements for the now-discontinued Cypress VIC068A and VIC64 VME controllers.

Millogic annouces development of MC68HC705 compatible core

October 28, 2015 - Millogic is adding the MC68HC705 compatible core to its collection of emulations of discontinued products. The 68705 was a Motorola / Freescale microcrontroller, based on the 6805 processor. The synthesizable core, ML68705, is planned for release Q1 2016, along with a hardware emulator, the ML68705-EM44. The ML68705-EM44 will be footprint compatibile with the 44 pin PLCC version of the MC68HC705. The IP will be compatible with both the C9 and C12 versions of the original devices.

Millogic develops emulation of X3301 Motor Controller

June 23, 2015 - 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 is adding another VME core to the VME product family

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 adds VME Controller to product line

August 2011 - 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 moves to new facilities in Burlington, MA.

December 2009 - Millogic moved its offices and product development labs to a larger facility in Burlington, Ma. The new facility is well suited to Millogic's increased business in facilitating production of the custom products developed by the Millogic design team. Millogic handles production of the electronic systems it has designed for companies ranging from local high-tech startups to large corporations, such asCarl Zeiss SMT.

Millogic selected to develop custom video recorder.

January, 2009 - Millogic's depth in video product development was key in the selection by a leading image tracking company for development of a loss-less multi-channel portable video recorder. The compact product is specifically targeted to medical and marketing research applications.

Millogic announces additional microcontroller core.

October 15, 2008 - Millogic adds tm ML9995 core to our selection of microcontroller cores. This core is equivalent to the 16 bit Texas Instruments TMS9995..

Millogic announces VIC64 Core.

July 15, 2008 - Millogic completes the set of cores for the discontinued Cypress VME producsts with the MLVIC64, an equivalent to the Cypress VIC64.

Millogic announces two new processor cores.

June 3, 2008 - Millogic announces two new cores for two popular microcontrollers... the HD6303 and the 6802.

Millogic adds packaging options for the Cypress VME Chipset.

April 13, 2008 - 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 14x14 and the 10x10 body QFP packages, in both plastic and ceramic

Millogic announces additional VME Core, for the Cypress VIC068.

December 1, 2007 - 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.

Millogic extends its family of SCC cores with the 85C230 Core.

March 20, 2007 - ML85C230 Serial Communication Controller (SCC) synthesizable core available. This core provides a functional equivalent to the popular 85C230 SCC.

Millogic announces VME Master Core, for the Cypress CY7C961.

February 13, 2007 - ML7C961 VME Master Controller synthesizable core available. This core provides a functional equivalent to the discontinued Cypress CY7C961.

Millogic announces additional SCC core for the uPD72001.

August 16, 2006 - ML72001 Serial Communication Controller (SCC) available. This core is a functional equivalent to the discontinued NEC SCC uPD72001.

Millogic chosen to develop image acquisition system for Ion Microscope.

2005 - Millogic was awarded a contract to develop a custom image acquisition and deflection subsystem for a new scanning Ion microscope. The award was based on the mixture of digital and analog design expertise, and years of video processing experience.

Millogic announces 85C30 Core.

Feb 13, 2005: Millogic today announced the release of it's ML85C30 replacement core. The core emulates the functionality of the discontinued AMD & Zilog serial communications chip. Check the IP page for more details.

Millogic announces Cypress CY7C960 & CY7C964 replacement modules.

Dec 30, 2004: Millogic today announced the release of it's ML7C960 & 964 core modules. The two modules emulate the functionality and the pinnout of the popular but since discontinued Cypress VME interface chip set. Check the IP page for more details.

Boxer joins Millogic design group.

Dec 20, 2004: Millogic today announced that Aaron Boxer has joined the Millogic design team. Aaron brings a tremendous wealth of design skills to Millogic. Mr Boxer was most recently the lead architect for networking ASIC products within AMCC. Prior to that he had been at 3-Com, Concurrent, Masscomp & DEC.

Millogic announces PCI-X Core Speed reaches 133MHZ.

Sept 16, 2004: Millogic today announced that its PCI-X core and associated DMA engine is running at 133MHZ. Check the IP page for more details.

Millogic announces Motorola MC68681 and Intel 82C51 replacemet cores.

Sept 14, 2004: Millogic today announced the release of it's ML68681 and ML82C51 cores. These IP blocks provide synthesizable replacements for the two discontinued serial interface devies. Check the IP page for more details.

Millogic announces Cypress CY7C960 & CY7C964 replacement cores.

May 29, 2003: Millogic today announced the release of it's ML7C960 & 964 cores. The two cores emulate the functionality of the popular but since disontinued Cypres VME interface chip set. Check the IP page for more details.

Texas Instruments names Millogic 3rd Party Developer.

Jan 30, 2003: Millogic today announced that Texas Instruments has named them as an approved 3rd party developer. Millogic has done numerous designs using TI DSP's and will be working with TI to provided DSP consulting services

Millogic in EETIMES.

Jan 10, 2003: Millogic is featured in an article on the EE-Times / EE-Design web site. Click here to see more.

Release of Video cores announced.

Jan 10, 2003: Millogic has completed work on two video related cores. The first is an NTSC Video Encoder done in VHDL, the other is a PS2 mouse interface for reading mouse movement and button clicks. Check the IP page for more details.

Millogic becomes PALM developer.

Millogic recently qualified as a design partner in Palm computings "Plugged in" program. Check back here for new product news.

Release of 68901 core announced.

We have just release two new IP Core products: The first is a functional equivalent of the popular 68901 multifunction peripheral chip from Motorola. The second IP announcement is for a USART core. These are both low cost comunication devices that can be used in FPGA or ASIC designs. Check the IP page for more details.

Millogic Releases PCI-X Solution for FPGA & ASIC.

Check out our IP page for more information on our PCI/PCI-X Core and consulting services.

Millogic chosen as Xilinx Xperts

Xilinx recently named Millogic a "Xilinx Xpert" organization. This recognition is due to the depth of experience Millogic has using Xilinx devices and tools.