AUSTIN, TEXAS Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector has introduced the MCF5407 processor, the first standard product based on Version 4 of the 68K/ColdFire processor core.
Mario Rivas, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector's Standard Embedded Solutions Group, said the device achieves a 257 Dhrystone 2.1-Mips performance level at 162 MHz- more than twice the performance of previous 68K/Cold-Fire products. On-chip peripherals include DMA and DRAM controllers, timers, serial and parallel communication interfaces, and an I2C controller.
Rivas said the package, pinout and integration mix of the MCF5407 offers current MCF5307 users a simple pin-compatible upgrade with more than three times the performance. He added that current MC68EC040 and MC68EC060 designs migrating to the MCF5407 processor will see as much as a 10x performance increase.
The MCF5407 is manufactured on 0.22-micron QLM technology and is packaged in a 208-pin plastic QFP. Production is planned for the third quarter. The initial version will operate at 162 MHz over the 0 degrees C to 70 degrees C commercial temperature range.
The processor is priced at $19.95 in quantities of 10,000.
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