Sunnyvale, Calif. Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) has begun general sampling of its new PowerPC 440EPx embedded pocessor. Delivering Gigabit Ethernet, security acceleration and USB support, the 440EPx targets pervasive applications including printing systems, industrial control, wireless LAN access points and other general embedded applications.
The 440EPx includes the AMCC Turbo Security Engine coprocessor
developed specifically to offload and accelerate processing of
standards-based security protocols such as IPSEC and SSL. The Turbo
Security Engine makes the 440EPx an ideal solution for securing
communications protocols over wired or wireless networks, for Virtual
Private Network (VPN) gateway devices, and for secure internet-based transaction processing systems. The Turbo Security Engine is capable of achieving over 500 Mbps of security processing performance while
still offering general purpose processing throughput.
The PowerPC 440EPx delivers performance with typical
full chip power dissipation still under five Watts, even at clock
speeds of up to 667 MHz. The 440EPx includes a high-performance double
precision Floating Point unit, dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and
high-speed USB 2.0 Host and Device controllers with integrated on-chip
PHY, eliminating the need for external components and reducing system costs. The 440EPx also features a 32/64-bit DDR I or DDR II SDRAM controller with optional ECC support, 16KB of on chip memory, a 32-bit PCI interface, as well as an extensive complement of general purpose interfaces.
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The PowerPC 440EPx is currently in general sampling with volume
production expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2006. AMCC's
440EPx is packaged in a 35mm Thermally Enhanced EPGA and is available in RoHS-compliant versions. The distribution suggested resale pricing for the processor is $33.06 in quantities of 25K. For additional information, please contact your local AMCC sales office, representative or authorized AMCC Distributor. Contact information can be found at www.amcc.com/sales
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (572) 372-1711