Applied Micro Circuits (AppliedMicro) introduced the APM 821xx processor. Samples of the AppliedMicro APM821xx single-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices are available now. Production quantities are expected in the second quarter. Packaging is in a ROHS compliant, 18mm X 18mm, 345-ball FBGA. Limited sample quantities of the APM821xx family are available at less than $20 for quantities of 10,000 pieces.
The APM 821xx processor offers up to 1GHz CPU speeds capable of delivering up to 2,000 DMIPS (Dhrystone Millions of Instructions per Second) of compute performance to enable storage platforms that can deliver more than 16 simultaneous streams of high definition video for home networking applications. The chip is based on a Power Architecture 464 processor core with 256 KB Level 2 cache, FPU, 16-bit or 32-bit DDR-2 SDRAM memory controller, integrated turbo security engine and NAND Flash controller.
A high-degree of integration on the APM821xx, including a TCP/IP offload engine for networking applications and on-chip RAID 5 acceleration, reduces system part counts and board space for developers and helps them meet BOM goals. The APM821xx family also features a 128-bit high-bandwidth bus architecture with integrated PCI-Express, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 OTG interfaces. Dissipation is typically less than 3.5 watts in operational settings and less than 0.6W in standby situations.
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