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Multicore Processor Family with Intelligent SoC Management

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A multicore processor system-on-a-chip (SoC) family is designed with advanced subsystem and offload acceleration hardware to enable new levels of security, high availability, low latency and power management for embedded applications. Packet Pro is AppliedMicro’s second generation of embedded processor SoCs and the first to feature expandability from one to four 32-bit PowerPC 465 cores ranging in performance from 600 MHz to 1.5 GHz. The SoC subsystem design features the Scalable Lightweight Intelligent Management processor (SLIMpro) to enable high flexibility in SoC power management, asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP), failover protection, resiliency and end-to-end security for a wide range of communications, multi-function printer, industrial, wireless access point and other applications. 

Each device introduced into the Packet Pro family enables multiple, concurrent operating system (OS) while providing resource protection (processors, memory and I/O) for each domain for transparent, independent and protected operation. It also enables application-aware and usage-based power management to reduce energy consumption. The multi-level crypto engine offers investment protection against product cloning and hardware-software tampering. 

The AppliedMicro PacketPro family features performance of up to 3,000 Dhrystone MIPS per 1.5 GHz core, 32 Kbyte L1 I/D & 256 Kbyte dedicated L2 cache per core, support for full symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and ultra flexible asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP). Memory and bus architecture supports 16/32/64-bit DDR2/3 up to 1,600 Mbit/s with ECC option. Connectivity features include one-lane and four-lane PCI-e Gen 2 controller, GE, 10GE, SGMII, RGMII, IEEE1588 Rev2 on all Ethernet ports, USB 2.0 –  H/D, OTG, all with integrated PHY, SATA ports and SDHC. The PacketPro family is manufactured on a 40nm TSMC CMOS process and is available in both wire-bond and flip-chip packaging. The first PacketPro device begins sampling in November.

AppliedMicro, Sunnyvale, CA. (408) 483-3139. [www.apm.com].