Austin, Tex.Intended for wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking applications, Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) is getting ready to sample the latest member of its embedded processor line, the PPC460GT.
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The PPC460GT features a SoC platform based on the Power Architecture standard that delivers clock speeds exceeding 1 GHz. The superscalar Power Architecture core of the PPC460GT delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz. Memory support includes 32-Kbyte instruction and data caches, an on-chip 256-Kbyte L2 cache and additional 64-Kbytes of on-chip memory mapped SRAM. The PPC460GT also supports up to four banks of ECC protected DDR2 SDRAM memory with a maximum capacity of 16-Gbytes.
The PPC460GT has an x4 SRIO port, two independent PCI Express interfaces, a 32-bit PCI V2.3 interface and a 32-bit external peripheral bus interface. The PPC460GT offers four integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, two with TCP/IP acceleration, quality of service (QoS) and Jumbo Frame support with broad connectivity options including SGMII.
The PPC460GT features a Turbo Security Engine that supports standard security protocols such as IPSec, SSL and DTLS. KASUMI encryption is also available to support wireless infrastructure applications. The Turbo Security Engine attaches directly to the processor bus for the fastest possible system throughput.
Typical power dissipation is estimated to be 6W @ 1 GHz.
Availability: Samples will be available in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Pricing: Starts at $55 in 25-k quantities.
AMCC, 1-408-542-8600, www.amcc.com