Freescale QorIQ Advanced Multiprocessing Series

Freescale Semiconductor launched the Advanced Multiprocessing (AMP) series, which is their next-generation QorIQ multicore platform. The AMP series features a multi-threaded 64-bit Power Architecture core, 28nm process technology, up to 24 virtual cores, acceleration engines and improved power management. The T4240 will be the first device in the series. It features hardware accelerators, 12 dual-threaded e6500 cores, and 24 threads to address high-end data plane processing applications.

The AMP series consists of three levels of products:

  • Control plane processors (service provider routers, storage networks)
    • Up to 6 cores running at up to 2.5 GHz
    • Greater than 6 MB L2 cache
  • High-end data plane processors (routers, switches, access gateways, mil/aero applications)
    • Up to 24 virtual cores running at up to 2.0 GHz
    • 50 Gbps IP forwarding capability
    • Advanced application acceleration
  • Low-end data plane processors (media gateways, network attached storage, integrated services router)
    • Up to 8 virtual cores running up to 1.6 GHz
    • Advanced application acceleration
    • Less than 10W power

Freescale AMP Series Highlights

  • Next-generation QorIQ multicore platform
  • Multithreaded 64-bit Power Architecture e6500 core running at up to 2.5 GHz
  • 28-nm process technology, up to 24 virtual cores
  • Acceleration engines
  • Advanced power management that reduces energy consumption
  • Up to 4x the performance of Freescale’s previous-generation eight-core QorIQ P4080 device
  • Enhanced version of the AltiVec vector processing unit
  • Compression/decompression technology provides 20 Gbps of performance
  • New SEC 5.0 crypto accelerator offloads protocol processing, including LTE, IPSec, and SSL, at up to 40 Gbps
  • Nearly 140 Gbps of raw crypto hardware acceleration for current and emerging wireless and wireline algorithms
  • Supports regex acceleration, 128-bit SIMD data prefetching, in-line parsing and classification, and quality of service functionalities
  • CoreNet interconnect fabric
  • Cache-coherent memory hierarchy
  • Hardware-based virtualization for optimal performance
  • Dynamic on-chip debug technology that provides deep visibility into complex software processes
  • Variable-mode power switch that allows customers to modulate the power of the cores and other processing units with independence and precision
  • Ideal for demanding networking, industrial and military/aerospace applications

More info: Freescale Semiconductor