Freescale MPC5121e mobileGT Processor

Freescale’s MPC5121e mobileGT® processor is a “motherboard-on-a-chip” device designed to provide the embedded processing performance and on-chip peripherals and connectivity for ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) platforms. Operating within a 2W power envelope, the processor’s highly integrated triple-core architecture virtually eliminates the need for bulky heat sinks and noisy fans required by traditional power-hungry, inefficient personal computing architectures. The MPC5121e processor is built on Power Architecture technology. Manufactured on Freescale’s 90-nanometer low-power CMOS technology, the MPC5121e device is designed to deliver exceptional multimedia performance and feature-rich user interfaces within a low power envelope, without sacrificing flexibility and robustness.

The MPC5121e processor is built around an efficient triple-core architecture consisting of a Power Architecture core, a 3D-graphics processor core, and a CD-quality audio processor core. The powerful 3D-graphics processor is engineered to provide a graphics pipeline capable of gaming-class 3D rendering while keeping the DRAM bandwidth requirements to a bare minimum. The triple-core MPC5121e architecture is designed to allow the costly distributed DRAM memory systems within a PC to be merged into a single shared DRAM memory system.

The MPC5121e device’s 32-bit Truecolor display controller provides the multi-plane blending capabilities to drive a wide range of display resolutions including 720p (1280×720) and WXGA (1366×768). The on-chip audio core provides a flexible, efficient audio DSP/RISC architecture engineered to off-load the CPU from audio ripping, playback and sound enhancement processing such as MP3, WMA and Ogg Vorbis.

The processor’s rich set of peripheral interfaces is engineered to reduce overall system cost. In addition to the traditional peripheral interfaces, the secure digital input output (SDIO) and serial interfaces provide the opportunity to leverage a host of low-cost wireless chipsets. Based on its high level of integration and exceptional price/performance, the mobileGT platform is designed to help drive down the cost of full-featured, Web 2.0-enabled personal computing to the $300 threshold and below.

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