Motorola Computer Group Introduces First Processor PMC for the Intel IXC1100 Control Plane Processor

9/5/2002 - Motorola Computer Group (MCG), introduced the PrPMC1100, the first processor PCI mezzanine card (PrPMC) designed for the recently announced Intel® IXC1100 control plane processor. PrPMC modules provide a complete host CPU and memory subsystem in a compact, industry-standard form factor that is designed to provide telecommunications equipment manufacturers with greater design flexibility and help reduce system development costs. The PrPMC1100 expands Motorola's Processor PMC portfolio to include an ARM-based Intel XScaleTM core, which provides the performance, upgrade flexibility and low power consumption necessary for today's telecommunications equipment.

Service providers and network operators are placing increasing emphasis on the quick and cost-effective deployment of new revenue-generating services. Motorola's PrPMC1100 is supported by an extensive software developer's network that will simplify development with an extensive set of routines and standard APIs. The PrPMC1100 is designed for deployment, saving customers valuable time by minimizing any additional porting to their releasable product.

"Fast time-to-market development and compact computing have never been more important to equipment manufacturers in markets such as telecommunications," said Greg Novak, product-marketing manager, Motorola Computer Group. "Working closely with Intel as part of the Applied Computing Platform Providers program ensures that our customers have rapid access to this technology within our proven building block architecture. Our PrPMC1100 is a fully-integrated hardware building block morphing from development to a deployable platform for use in existing communications infrastructure equipment."

Doug Davis, general manager, Intel's Network Processor Division said, "We are impressed with the work Motorola has done in incorporating our IXC1100 control plane processor into their design. The combination of the Intel IXC1100 and the Motorola PrPMC1100 has created a highly flexible solution for the high performance applications required by today's communications industry."

The PrPMC1100, an extension of Motorola's PrPMC family, also provides the following features:

The PrPMC1100 is expected to sample in October of 2002.

About Motorola's PrPMC portfolio
Motorola's extensive family of Processor PMC (PrPMC) modular building blocks feature a complete host CPU and memory subsystem with on-board Ethernet and memory expansion on a VITA 32 standard compact form factor. A PrPMC design approach allows customers to design simpler and smaller baseboards and focus their resources on adding value to their products through innovation such as software or custom interfaces. Motorola's PrPMC products can help shorten the design cycle, speed time-to-market and reduce the time and complexity of upgrading, which lowers the total cost of ownership and provides excellent scalability.

About Motorola (
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). It is the world's leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for equipment manufacturers in telecommunications, military and aerospace, medical equipment and industrial automation, with core competencies in services and training, design, manufacturing and systems integration capabilities. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

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