We introduce to you a novelty from company WIZnet – chip iMCU W7200, which is a combination of a well-proven „hardwired“ TCP/IP solution W5200 and the ARM Cortex M3 chip. The result is a powerful chip providing a fast and stable TCP/IP connection with a minimum loading of an ARM processor.
Company WIZnet specializes on TCP/IP solutions which offload the main processor of an application. In applications requiring a high computing power, it is naturally convenient to have available a maximum computing power of the processor and not to load it with tasks, which can be done via additional circuits. However, how to make it with minimum development effort and even to save a PCB space? The solution is the iMCUTM chip. iMCU series – Internet MCU, provide a fast Internet through an „on-the-fly“ architecture and quick algorithms. W7200 supports all common protocols like TCP, UDP, ICMP, IPv4 ARP, IGMP, PPPoE, Ethernet and also an ADSL connection. The principle of the iMCU W7200 is best illustrated in the attached block diagram. In our standard stock portfolio can be found the chip itself and also the evaluation board iMCU7200EVB.
W7200 brings TCP/IP and ARM Cortex M3 in one chip – [Link]