Austin, TX--December 16,1996--Motorola's Semiconductor Product Sector(Austin, TX) announced the availability of the newest member of Motorola's superscalar 68060 Family, the 66 MHz version of the MC68ECO60 microprocessor. Now Motorola can offer an M68000 code compatible roadmap that covers the performance range of 1 to over 100 MIPS. In addition, Motorola is now offering the 50 MHz version at a new price point, providing the highest price/perfonnance value of the MC68OxO family and full MC68OxO compatibility.
The MC68ECO60 provides the highest level of 68OxO superscalar integer performance of 102 MIPS at 66 MHz.
The MC68ECO60 is an implementation of the MC68060 which has been optimized for embedded applications. By leveraging many of the same performance enhancements of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) designs, plus proprietary innovative architectural techniques, the MC68ECO60 delivers the same integer as the rest of the MC68060 Family.
The MC68ECO60 is available in a 206 lead ceramic Pin Grid Array (PGA). Like all of the MC68060 Family, the MC68ECO60 operates off of a single 3.3V power supply and is 5V input tolerant.
Samples of the 66 MHz MC68ECO60 are available now, directly from Motorola, with production slated for the first quarter of 1997. The direct list price for the MC68ECO60 is $75 for the 50 MHz device (previously $137.43) and $180 for the 66 MHz MC68ECO60 in quantities of 10K.
Incorporating 1.96 million transistors on one chip, the MC68ECO60 employs a deep pipeline, dual issue superscalar execution, a branch cache, 8 kbytes each of on-chip instruction, and data caches. The MC68ECO60 architecture allows simultaneous execution of two integer instructions and one branch instruction during each clock cycle.
The architecture automatically minimizes power dissipation by using a fully-static design, dynamic power management, and low-voltage operation. It automatically powers-down internal functional blocks that are not needed on a clock-by-clock basis. The MC68060 Family's power consumption can be controlled from the operating system. Although the MC68060 Family operates at a 3.3V operating voltage, it directly interfaces to both 3.3V and 5.OV systems.
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