Austin, Texas--Sept. 22, 1997--Motorola (Austin) introduced a new PowerQUICC microprocessor. The new MPC860T chip integrates a Fast Ethernet controller on chip, which eliminates the need for a separate 10/100 Base-T media access control (MAC) chip.
The MPC860T is a highly integrated microprocessor for networking applications such as remote access routers and remote access servers, as well as telecommunications applications such as switch controllers and PBX controllers.
Optimized for the remote access router market,, the MPC860T integrates a PowerPC core, a communication processing module with four serial communication controllers, a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet controller and other system functions, including a flexible memory controller, on one chip. The MPC860T, as a superset of the MPC860MH, retains support for Ethernet and multichannel HDLC (for T1/E1 applications).
The same development tools that support the MPC860 family also support the MPC860T. In addition to using tools developed for PowerPC processors, embedded systems designers can also use tools created specifically for the MPC860 family.
Motorola supplies a comprehensive MPC8xx Application Development System (ADS) for evaluating MPC8xx devices and debugging target systems. The ADS includes a board that can be used with an IBM-compatible PC or Unix workstation, an adapter card for the specific processor and a host-resident debugger that performs detailed system software evaluation.
To view a list of development tool vendors supporting the MPC860 family, visit Motorola's Web site at http://www.mot.com/SPS/RISC/netcomm/tools/thirdpty/860.html.
The MPC860T will begin sampling in the fourth quarter of 1997 at 25, 40, and 50 MHz. Volume shipments are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 1998. The 25 MHz 860T will be offered at the suggested 1998 list price of U.S. $55 per unit in 10,000-unit quantities.
Motorola Networking and Computing Systems Group
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