SoftIP IP Group of Alphawave IP
SoftIP IP Group of Alphawave IP

SP8051 Microcontroller


The SP8051 Core is binary (or instruction) compatible with Intel MC51 / 8051 microcontroller. It features small foot-print and low-power. This is one of the most popular MCU for embedded application.

The SP8051 architecture allows easy customization to add custom counters, timers, and general purpose IOs. Our SP8051 package comes with source code based reference design on FPGA/ASIC as well as C code examples. Capture-mcu


  • Binary/Instruction set compatible to Intel MC51 / 8051
  • 256 Bytes Internal RAM
  • Support up to 64K byte Program ROM
  • Support up to 64K byte External RAM
  • Parameterizable number of timers and counters
  • Parameterizable number of serial interface handlers
  • General purposes IO
  • Easy to customize and add custom functions