San Jose, Calif.Based on the Power Architecture standard, the Power PC 460EX embedded processor from Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) is designed for a wide range of high performance applications, including multifunction printing, networking, home gateway and general embedded processor requirements.
Based on a 90-nm CMOS technology, the 460EX's typical power dissipation is an estimated 5-W at 1-GHz. The Power Architecture core of the 460EX delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz.
Extensive memory support includes 32-Kbyte instruction and data caches, an on-chip 256-Kbyte L2 cache and an additional 64-Kbytes of on-chip memory mapped SRAM. The 460EX also supports up to four banks of DDR2 SDRAM memory and a maximum capacity of 16 Gbytes.
The 460EX processor has two independent PCI Express interfaces and a 32-bit PCI V2.3 interface; two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with TCP/IP acceleration, quality of service (QoS) and Jumbo Frame support; a USB 2.0 On-The-Go interface in addition to a separate USB 2.O Host Interface, an on-chip SATA controller and a 32-bit external peripheral bus interface.
According to AMCC, this is the first Power Architecture SoC design to include an integrated SATA controller to meet the growing demand of customers looking for integrated SATA disk drive connectivity.
The 460EX features a turbo security engine that supports standard security protocols such as IPSec, SSL and DTLS. The turbo security engine attaches directly to the processor bus for the fastest possible system throughput. The engine also features public key acceleration and true random number generation, as well as full header/trailer protocol processing.
It is compliant with FIPS-140-2 and ANSI X9.17 Annex C. The turbo security engine is also designed to aid customers in complying with the proposed IEEE P2600 standard for information technology: Hardcopy Device and System Security.
Pricing: Will start at $50 in 10-K unit volumes.
Availability: Sampling in the third quarter of this year.
Datasheet: Not yet available.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp., 1- (800) 935-AMCC (2622), www.amcc.com