MILPITAS, Calif. & BIEL, Switzerland--()--Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) and a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded microcontroller (MCU) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial, power management and consumer applications, today introduced that its Z8 microcontrollers were selected by Coin Mechanisms Inc. for their new POV “Persistence of Vision” spinning 3D LED display, the latest offering in Virtual Signage Products.
“Coin Mechanisms Inc.’s attention to the needs of the marketplace allows our skilled engineering staff to create optimized display solutions to meet those requirements. Coin Mechanisms Inc. has a deep commitment to continuing research and development and expanding our position as a world leader offering high quality innovative solutions”
Zilog is the “solution of choice” for Coin Mechanisms Inc.® because of the Z8 Encore’s direct register to register architecture which streamlines overhead in execution of code and decreases required program memory thereby allowing the POV system to seamlessly display company logos, slogans, advertisements, special promotions and announcements. The spinning LED POV display is full color (9 bit / 512 shades/colors) comprised of two columns of 96 LEDs. The LED columns rotate at a high speed creating a palette for graphics and text that is equivalent to a fixed array of LEDs 96 pixels high x 256 pixels wide. Zilog and Coin Mechanisms Inc. have been working closely together on this compelling new design keeping in step with Coin Mechanisms Inc.’s innovation towards new signage solutions.
“Many of Zilog products are well suited for special applications like lighting control, energy management, motion sensing, motor control, and power management. Zilog now has a wide range of MCU-based solutions that range from our tried-and-true foundational microcontroller line to new complete solution modules, and also includes full platform energy management solutions,” said Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Marketing.
“LED lighting is the future lighting technology for special visual effects, in displays and multimedia. We are pleased to see the success of our Zilog MCU lines in these applications, which complements the IXYS power devices and Clare’s LED driver IC’s, to bring value added LED lighting applications to the markets,” added Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS Corporation.
“Coin Mechanisms Inc.’s attention to the needs of the marketplace allows our skilled engineering staff to create optimized display solutions to meet those requirements. Coin Mechanisms Inc. has a deep commitment to continuing research and development and expanding our position as a world leader offering high quality innovative solutions,” said George Hoehne, Coin Mech’s Sr. Product Manager.
About Coin Mechanisms Inc.
Coin Mechanisms Inc. was founded in 1968 by Arlene Pierz. The company established itself by innovative design and manufacturing of high quality mechanical coin acceptors used in amusement games and the early mechanical style slot machines. Now with an established expertise in electronics and embedded controller design, Coin Mechanisms Inc. remains a fully integrated manufacturing company supplying products to the gaming, video lottery, vending, amusement, car wash, laundry, transit, kiddie ride, redemption, arcade, and various other markets. For more information, visit: http://www.coinmech.com/
About Zilog, Inc.
Zilog is a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets. From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, application specific software stacks and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in areas such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit our websites at http://www.ixys.com, and http://www.zilog.com.
About IXYS Corporation
IXYS Corporation makes and markets technology-driven products to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS offers a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control, electrical efficiency, renewable energy, telecommunications, medical devices, electronic displays and RF power.
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