QorIQ® P5040/5021 64-bit Dual- and Quad-Core Communications Processors

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QorIQ P5040/5021 Processors


Core Complex

  • Four (P5040) or two (P5021) single-threaded e5500 cores built on Power Architecture® technology
  • Up to 2.2 GHz with 64-bit ISA support (Power Architecture v2.06-compliant)
  • Three levels of instruction: user, supervisor, hypervisor
  • Hybrid 32-bit mode to support legacy software and transition to 64-bit architecture
  • 2.0 MB configures as dual 1 MB platform cache

Networking Elements

  • SerDes
    • 20 lanes at up to 5 Gbps
    • Supports SGMII, XAUI, PCI Express® (PCIe) rev1.1/2.0, SATA
  • Ethernet interfaces
    • Two 10 Gbps Ethernet MACs
    • Ten 1 Gbps Ethernet MACs

Accelerators and Memory Control

  • Two 64-bit DDR3/3L SDRAM memory controllers with ECC and interleaving support
    • Up to 1600MT/s
  • DPAA incorporating acceleration for the following functions
    • Packet parsing, classification, and distribution (FMAN)
    • Queue management for scheduling, packet sequencing and congestion management (QMAN)
    • Hardware buffer management for buffer allocation and de-allocation (BMAN)
    • Cryptography acceleration (SEC 5.2) at up to 20Gbps
  • RAID 5 and 6 storage accelerator with support for end-to-end data protection information

Basic Peripherals and Interconnect

  • Three PCIe 2.0/3.0 controllers
  • Two serial ATA (SATA 2.0) controllers
  • Two high-speed USB 2.0 controllers with integrated PHY
  • Enhanced secure digital host controller (SD/MMC/eMMC)
  • Four I²C controllers
  • Two DUARTs
  • Integrated flash controller supporting NAND and NOR flash
  • Two 4-channel DMA engines

Additional Features

  • Support for hardware virtualization and partitioning enforcement
    • Extra privileged level for hypervisor support
  • QorIQ® trust architecture 1.1
  • Secure boot, secure debug, tamper detection, volatile key storage

Part numbers include: P5021NSE72QC, P5021NSE7TMC, P5021NSE7VNC, P5021NSN72QC, P5021NSN7TMC, P5021NSN7VNC, P5021NXE72QC, P5021NXE7TMC, P5021NXE7VNC, P5021NXN72QC, P5021NXN7TMC, P5021NXN7VNC, P5040NSE12QB, P5040NSE72QC, P5040NSE7TMC, P5040NSE7VNC, P5040NSN72QC, P5040NSN7TMC, P5040NSN7VNC, P5040NXE72QC, P5040NXE7TMC, P5040NXE7VNC, P5040NXN72QC, P5040NXN7TMC, P5040NXN7VNC.

Comparison Table

P5040 P5021
Cores 4 2
Core Frequency 1.8 to 2.2 GHz 1.8 to 2.2 GHz
L2 Cache 512 KB 512 KB
L3/Platform Cache 2 MB 2 MB
DDR3 2x 64-bit 2x 64-bit
GbE 10x 1 GbE 2x 10 GbE 10x 1 GbE 2x 10 GbE
SERDES 20 Lanes 20 Lanes
Security Trust Trust


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