PMC-Sierra Releases Jaguar-ATX Evaluation Board for RM9000 MIPS Family

4/22/2003 - PMC-Sierra(TM), Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS - News) announced the immediate availability of the Jaguar-ATX form factor evaluation board for the RM9000x1(TM) and RM9000x2(TM) highly integrated 1 GHz 64-bit MIPS-based(TM) processors.

The Jaguar-ATX, co-developed by PMC-Sierra and Momentum Computer, also includes Marvell®'s industry-leading Discovery(TM) II MV64340 System Controller. The Jaguar-ATX was developed to assist in the development of a variety of high performance networking applications, including enterprise routers, DSLAMS, multiservice switches, high-end laser printers, storage area network (SAN) applications, wireless base stations, and digital imaging. The low power, ATX-form factor board provides an easy, flexible platform to evaluate PMC-Sierra's highly integrated 1 GHz processors.

"The Jaguar development platform, available with either PMC-Sierra's RM9000x2 or RM9000x1 GHz integrated processor, delivers multiple high-speed interfaces that are critical in the development of high performance networking applications," said Tom Riordan, vice president and general manager of the Microprocessor Products Division of PMC-Sierra. "The low power board also provides flexibility to access additional I/O through the mezzanine port that is designed to interface with a steadily increasing number of HyperTransport(TM)-based daughter cards available from third-party partners."

"We are excited about PMC-Sierra's Jaguar-ATX evaluation board as it demonstrates the superior performance and integration of the Marvell Discovery II system controller," said Viren Shah, Marvell's Sr. Marketing Manager for Communications Controllers. "The Jaguar-ATX evaluation board combines Marvell's industry leading MV64340 system controller and the powerful 1 GHz RM9000x1 or the dual 1GHz RM9000x2 multiprocessor from PMC-Sierra to enable customers to expedite the development of next-generation communications applications."

About the Jaguar-ATX Evaluation Board
PMC-Sierra's RM9000x2 and RM9000x1 64-bit MIPS-based processors are supported by Marvell's Discovery II MV 64340 system controller, which interfaces to the processors' SysAD bus and provides multiple gigabit and PCI-X interfaces. The Jaguar- ATX evaluation boards are available with Wind River VxWorks(TM) and Linux operating systems. The processors' integrated 16 Gbit/s HyperTransport bus interfaces to a plug-in port for HyperTransport-based daughter cards. The Jaguar-ATX evaluation board has two 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots and two 64-bit, 33/66/100/133 MHz PCI/PCI-X slots. The board supports three 10/100/1000Base T Gigabit Ethernet ports that interface to RJ-45 connectors. Also included on the board are 512 Kbytes of Boot Flash memory; 32 Kbytes of NVRAM and Real Time Clock; 8 Mbytes of Flash Disk memory, and a Watch Dog timer. The Jaguar evaluation board includes support for EJTAG-based emulators, which facilitate hardware and software debug for the RM9000x2 and RM9000x1 processors.

Availability and Resources
The Jaguar-ATX evaluation board is now available and priced at $4,975. Discounts are available in large quantities. For more information, visit http://www.pmcsierra. com/techSupport/MPDresources.html or email

About PMC-Sierra's RM9000 Family of MIPS-based Processors
PMC-Sierra's RM9000 family of highly integrated 64-bit MIPS-based dual- and single-core processors are the foundation for future products that will provide greater processing power through high-performance I/O interconnects designed for networking equipment. The flexibility of the RM9000x2 multiprocessor architecture allows it to address a large number of networking applications in both the control and data planes. The HyperTransport and SysAD buses connect to a wide variety of companion chips, which provide connectivity to high-speed networking interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, PCI, PCI-X, PL3, PL4, and T1/T3. For more information, visit

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. The company offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. PMC-Sierra is included in the S&P 500 Index which consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol. For more information, visit

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