PowerQUICC® III Processor with DDR2/3, Pattern Matching Engine, PCI Express®

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  • Dual e500 Power Architecture cores scaling to 1.5 GHz
  • 1 MB L2 cache/SRAM with I/O stashing
  • 32 KB I/D L1 cache per core
  • Dual integrated DDR2/DDR3 SDRAM memory controllers
    • 64-bits (72-bits with ECC) per controller
    • to 800 MHz datarate
  • Four integrated Ethernet controllers (enhanced TSEC)
    • 10/100/1000 support
    • TCP/UPD offload
    • Quality of service support
    • IEEE® 1588 support
    • Lossless flow control
    • SGMII interfaces
  • Single 10/100 fast Ethernet controller (FEC) with MII (muxed)
  • TLU offloading complex table searches
  • Pattern matching engine searches for regular expressions within packet payloads
    • Includes packet deflate engine to expose zipped payloads
  • Security engine
    • DES, 3DES, MD-5, SHA-1/2, AES, RSA, RNG, Kasumi F8/F9 and ARC-4 encryption algorithms
  • PCI Express®
  • Serial RapidIO®
  • 32-bit local bus running up to 133 MHz
  • Dual I²C, Dual DMA, DUART, multiprocessor interrupt controller, IEEE1149.1 JTAG test access port
  • 1023-pin FC-PBGA package
  • This product is included in NXP®.s product longevity program, with assured supply for a minimum of 10 years after launch

Target Markets

Use a dual core device for higher performance with symmetric multiprocessor (SMP); to collapse two non-SMP operation systems (either homogenous or heterogeneous) onto one device; for split control and data plane applications; for adding services/applications on Linux next to an existing OS; for later in-field upgrade to higher performance by turning on the second core; for in-field “hot swap” OS upgrade by loading new OS to second core before putting first core with old OS into sleep mode.

  • Networking (switches and routers)
    • Linecard controller
    • Linecard control plane
    • Linecard combined control and data plane
    • Shelf controller
    • Centralized processing resource

  • Telecom
    • AMC card
    • Controller on ATCA Carrier Card
    • Control card for NodeB, BTS, WCDMA, 4G LTE, WiMax
    • General purpose compute blade

  • Industrial
    • Robotics
    • Test/measurement Networking/telecom
    • Single board computers
    • Military/industrial applications




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