Austin, Tex.Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a ColdFire MPU family designed to enable low-power, high-performance embedded systems running the Linux OS.
Freescale's MCF5445x family delivers 410 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS) core performance at approximately 380 mW. Freescale's MCF5445x family includes 12 advanced microprocessors that include an on-chip memory management unit to support protected memory operating systems, such as the Linux OS. The MCF5445x family supports 10/100 Ethernet, USB On-The-Go (OTG), advanced technology attachment (ATA) and peripheral component interconnect (PCI), enabling easy integration of any PCI-based peripheral.
The MCF5445x microprocessors are based on the high-performance V4 ColdFire microarchitecture featuring an enhanced multiply-accumulate (eMAC) unit, hardware divide and a memory management unit (MMU). The MMU allows embedded designers to run protected-mode operating systems, such as Linux OS as well as other third-party real-time OSs (RTOSs).
Pricing: From $9.95 in 10,000-unit quantities.
Availability: Samples are available now.
Datasheets: click here.
Freescale Semiconductor, 1-800-521-6274, www.freescale.com