Motorola Receives Editor's Choice Award from Control Engineering

1/22/2004 - Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), announced Control Engineering Magazine, which covers control, instrumentation and automation systems worldwide, has awarded the PrPMC880 processor module the 2003 Editor's Choice Award. The PrPMC880 features an MPC7447 PowerPC® processor built with AltiVecTM technology that enables speeds of up to 1.3 GHz, enabling original equipment manufacturers to speed the deployment of higher performance applications while lowering their total cost of ownership, Motorola's strategy across its entire product line.

Design wins for the PrPMC880 range from high-end wafer steppers-machines involved in manufacturing semiconductors-to third-generation wireless base stations. The equipment manufacturers building these applications chose the PrPMC880 because traditional commercially available mezzanine cards do not fit the smaller size requirements of their applications. In addition, the PrPMC880 provides even greater processing performance to complement the applications specific I/O the customer has developed internally.

"Our editors review literally hundreds and hundreds of new product announcements each year, and only the best are chosen for publication," said David Greenfield, editorial director, Control Engineering. "At the end of each year, the editors of Control Engineering select the Editors' Choice Award winners based on three criteria: market impact, service to industry, and technological advancement. The PrPMC880 was exceptional in all three categories."

"Several features and functions of Motorola's PrPMC880 stand out as notable. Its PowerPC processor (MPC7447) enables the module to operate at speeds up to 1.3 GHz and claim 'Industry's fastest Processor PMC module' designation," said Frank Bartos, executive editor, Control Engineering. "Ethernet connectivity at 1 Gbit -- compatible with the recently ratified VITA 32 standard -- and up to 1 GB of DDR DRAM in a single-width PMC form factor add up to more possibilities for PrPMC880 mezzanine module in embedded equipment applications." In addition to speeding time to market and lowering total costs, the PrPMC880's AltiVec technology allows designers to leverage existing PowerPC code and add AltiVec performance as market and customers' requirements change.

About the Processor PMC Family
Motorola's extensive family of Processor PMC modules feature a complete host microprocessor and memory subsystem on a ANSI 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 Computer Group
Motorola Computer Group makes it easier for original equipment manufacturers to create better products faster and more cost-effectively. It is a trusted supplier of industry standard-based embedded systems and value-added services that deliver rich computing and communications experiences.

Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). More information can be found at

About Motorola
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