PMC-Sierra Introduces the Ocelot-C CompactPCI Evaluation Board for the RM7000C and RM7065C MIPS-based Processors

10/8/2002 - PMC-Sierra announced the availability of the Ocelot-C CompactPCI® evaluation board for the RM7000CTM and RM7065CTM MIPS-based 64-bit processors. The Ocelot-C evaluation board, co-developed by PMC-Sierra and Momentum Computer, also includes Marvell®'s industry-leading, next-generation DiscoveryTM II MV64340 system controller. Developed for high-performance networking applications such as routers and printers, the evaluation board will provide system integrators with increased performance, flexibility and lower power consumption.

About the Ocelot-C CompactPCI Evaluation Board
PMC-Sierra's RM7000C and RM7065C MIPS-based processors, which are sampling at clock speeds up to 600 MHz, are supported by Marvell's Discovery II MV64340 system controller on the evaluation board. The evaluation board supports SysAD bus speeds of 133 MHz (LVTTL) and 166 MHz (HSTL) for maximum processor-to-peripheral communications bandwidth. The Marvell Discovery II MV64340 device offers a 72-bit DDR memory controller with a 183 MHz clock rate, on-board 2Mb SRAM, dual 64-bit PCI/PCI-X interfaces, PCI bridge and arbiter, three 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controllers, two multi-protocol serial channels, and 12C and interrupt controllers.

The Ocelot-C evaluation board occupies a single slot in a standard CompactPCI chassis and is hot swappable. It also has the capability to auto-sense and operate as a CompactPCI system slot or non-system slot. The evaluation board has two Gigabit Ethernet (copper) ports, two Ultra160/320 SCSI interfaces, and a standard PMC slot, with VxWorks or Linux operating systems.

A Complete Solution to Accelerate the Development of Next-Generation Communication Products
"Marvell has a proven track record in the industry for providing leading-edge, high-performance system controllers targeted at sophisticated next-generation networking, storage and printing applications," said Gary Smerdon, Marvell's vice president of Marketing for the Communications Business Group. "The Ocelot-C evaluation board with Marvell's new Discovery II MV64340 system controller and PMC-Sierra's RM7000C processors provides system designers with a powerful platform to help expedite hardware and software development for next-generation, high-end networking and imaging applications."

"By combining PMC-Sierra's RM7000C and RM7065 MIPS-based 64-bit processor along with Marvell's Discovery II companion chip, the Ocelot-C evaluation board provides a complete high-performance processor subsystem solution for developing applications," said Tom Riordan, vice president and general manager of PMC-Sierra's MIPS Processor Division.

Availability and Resources
The Ocelot-C CompactPCI evaluation board is now available and priced at $3500.

About PMC-Sierra's RM7000 Family
The RM7000C and RM7065C are PMC-Sierra's first MIPS-based processors to use the latest 0.13 micron low voltage process, which lowers power consumption to 2.5 W at the maximum clock rate of 600 MHz, while increasing performance and reducing die size. Similar to all RM7000 family products, the RM7000C and RM7065C are equipped with 256 KB of integrated Level 2 cache, as well as 16 KB each for the independent Level 1 instruction and data caches. An enhanced system interface on the RM7000C and RM7065C provides compatibility with legacy system controllers (LVTTL levels: 2.5 or 3.3 voltage) to increase speeds up to 133 MHz, as well as next generation controllers (HSTL level: 1.5 voltage) for speeds up to 200 MHz.

About PMC-Sierra
PMC-Sierra is a leading provider of high speed broadband communications and storage semiconductors and MIPS-based processors for Enterprise, Access, Metro Optical Transport, Storage Area Networking and Wireless network equipment that makes up the backbone of the Internet. The company offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company's quality system is registered with the Quality Management Institute to the ISO 9001 standard. As co-founder of the SATURN® Development Group, PMC-Sierra works with over 30 other member companies to define and develop interoperable, standard-compliant solutions for high speed networking applications.

PMC-Sierra is included in the S&P 500 Index which consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation and in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) which contains the largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market. PMC-Sierra is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the PMCS symbol.

About Marvell
Marvell (Nasdaq:MRVL - News) is the leading global semiconductor provider of complete broadband communications solutions for the data communications and storage markets. The Company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "Company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Galileo Technology Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL.

RM7000TM, RM7065TM and PMC-SierraTM are trademarks of PMC-Sierra, Inc.

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