Atmel® announces its AT89LP family, based on a single-cycle 8051 core. An operating voltage range of 2.0 to 5.5 V is offered to accommodate power management, white goods and battery-operated applications. The AT89LP CPU requires one clock cycle for every byte fetch. The core is capable of 20 MIPS throughput at 20 MHz clock frequency. Binary compatibility with the standard 8051 instruction set allows designers to migrate from multi-clock cycle 8051 devices to the AT89LP series, and upgrade their application’s performance without a redesign.