Santa Clara, Calif.--March 23, 1998--Quantum Effect Design, Inc.(Santa Clara, Calif.) announced that Microsoft Windows CE will support QED's RM5230 MIPS microprocessor, making possible a host of new, high-performanceembedded applications such as Windows-based terminals, thin client information appliances, point-of-sale terminals, multimedia games, set-top boxes, and TV Internet browsers.
Windows CE is a compact, highly customizable, modular operating systemdesigned to accommodate the wide variety of hardware platforms required for embedded systems. It has been adopted by several leading vendors in theconsumer electronics and high-end embedded markets. Windows CE offerscompatibility with the Windows platform through the Win32 API.
QED's 32-bit RM5230 is currently available in versions from 100 MHz to175 MHz, The RM5230 is currently available in a 128-pin packageand is the lowest-priced member of QED's RM52xx family at under$20 in a volume of 10,000.
The RM52xx family features a superscalar instruction issue architecture.It also implements a DSP-enhanced MIPS IV instruction set architecture that includes the "Multiply-Add" (Muladd) and "three-operand multiply" instructions.
The RM5230 is a high-performance superscalar 64-bit microprocessor with a 32-bit memory interface that provides 233 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS performance at 175 MHz. It has 2.5-W typical power consumption at 3.3 V and 133 MHz. Keyfeatures of the RM5230 include superscalar instruction issue, 5-V tolerant I/Os, 16-kbyte instruction cache, 16-kbyte data cache (both 2-way set associative, with per set locking), full-featured MMU, low system cost, 32-bit memoryinterface, and IEEE 1149.1-compliant JTAG boundary scan functionality formanufacturing testing.
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