Santa Clara, CA--March 24, 1997--Quantum Effect Design Inc. (QED; Santa Clara, CA) announced two new members of its RISCMark brand MIPS architecture microprocessor family--the RM5230 and RM5260. The RM5230 and RM5260 are derivatives of the R5000, which is currently shipping in systems including Silicon Graphics Inc.'s O2 workstation and Cisco's 7500 high-performance routers.
The RM52xx family features a superscalar instruction issue architecture that increases processor efficiency and performance. This architecture enables one integer and one floating point instruction to be processed within one microprocessor clock cycle.
The RM5230 is a superscalar 64-bit microprocessor with a 32-bit memory interface and an estimated 2.7 SPECint95 rating, 2.5 SPECfp95 rating, and 175 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS performance at 133 MHz. It implements a DSP-enhanced MIPS IV instruction set architecture that includes the "Multiply/Add" (MULADD) and "Three-Operand Multiply" instructions.
The RM5260 is a superscalar 64-bit microprocessor with a 64-bit memory interface and an estimated 3.0 SPECint95 rating, 2.8 SPECfp95 rating, and 200 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS performance at 150 MHz. It has a 2.8 W typical power consumption at 3.3V and 150 MHz. It implements a DSP-enhanced MIPS IV instruction set architecture that includes the "Multiply/Add" (MULADD) and "Three-Operand Multiply" instructions.
QED is supporting embedded designers' requirements with a range of software and hardware tools for the RM5230 and RM5260. Algorithmics Ltd. (London, England), in cooperation with QED, currently supports the RM5230 with its "SDE-MIPS" compiler, assembler, linker and debugger software tools, and hardware evaluation board. Algorithmics is also slated to provide the RM5260 versions of the SDE-MIPS software development tools and hardware evaluation board in the second quarter of 1997. Galileo Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA) is planning to provide a RM5260 hardware evaluation board with RTOS support in the second quarter, also.
RM5230 and RM5260 microprocessor logic analyzer support is planned by Corelis (Cerrito, CA) for Hewlett-Packard pre-processor pods and disassembler software, and by Crescent Heart Software (Portland, OR) for Tektronix adapter pods and disassembler software.
Samples of the RM5230 are available now, with production volumes scheduled for the third quarter of 1997. The RM5230 is available at 100 and 133 MHz in a 128-pin PQ-4 package with prices starting below $35 in 10,000-piece quantities.
Samples of the RM5260 are available now, with production volumes slated for the third quarter of 1997. The RM5260 is available at 133 and 150 MHz in a 208-pin PQ-4 package with prices starting below $75 in 10,000-piece quantities.
Quantum Effect Design
3255-3 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Fax: (408) 565-0335
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