Targets: Computers & Peripherals, Industrial, Military & Aerospace, Motor Control

The PC8240 combines a Power Architecture 603e core microprocessor with a PCI bridge. The PC8240's PCI support allows system designers to use peripherals designed for PCI and the other standard interfaces. The PC8240 integrates a high performance memory controller that supports various types of DRAM and ROM.

The PC8245 combines a PC603e core microprocessor with a PCI bridge. The PCI support on the PC8245 allows system designers to use peripherals designed for PCI and other standard interfaces. The PC8245 integrates a high-performance memory controller, which supports various types of ROM and SDRAM.

The PC8265A PowerQUICC II is a communications processor that integrates a Power Architecture (PC603e) RISC microprocessor, a flexible system integration unit, and communications peripheral controllers targeting communications and networking systems. The core is an embedded variant of the PC603e microprocessor with 16-kbytes of instruction and data cache, and floating-point unit (FPU). The system interface unit (SIU) consists of a flexible memory controller that interfaces to almost any user-defined memory system, a 60x-to-PCI bus bridge and many other peripherals. The communications processor module (CPM) includes all the peripherals found in the PC860, with the addition of three high-performance communication channels that support new emerging protocols (for example, 155-Mbps ATM and Fast Ethernet). Equipped with dedicated hardware, the PC8265A can handle up to 256 full-duplex, time-division, multiplexed logical channels.

The PC8270/8280 processors include an embedded 603e core built on Power Architecture technology, and a RISC-based Communications Processor Module (CPM). The CPM off-loads peripheral tasks from the embedded core and provides support for multiple communications protocols, including 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 155Mbps ATM and 256 HDLC channels. The PC8270/8280 devices retain full software compatibility with the PowerQUICC II family.

The PC8548 delivers gigahertz-plus communications processing performance and high-speed connectivity required by high-end markets. The processor supports clock speeds scaling up to 1.5 GHz. The PC8548 offers high-speed connectivity options, including Gigabit Ethernet, Serial RapidIO technology, PCI Express, and it features a DDR2 memory controller and double precision floating point. The RapidIO-enabled PC8540 uses an e500 core and includes dual gigabit Ethernet controllers.

The MPC8572 processor offers clock speeds from 1.2 GHz up to 1.5 GHz, combining two e500 processor cores built on Power Architecture technology, enhanced peripherals, and high-speed interconnect technology to balance processor performance with I/O system throughput. Support for high-speed interfaces on the MPC8572 enables scalable connectivity to network processors and/or ASICs in the data plane while the MPC8572 platform handles computationally demanding control plane processing tasks. The processor includes dual memory controllers supporting DDR2 and DDR3, enhanced Gigabit Ethernet support, and double precision floating point.

The PC8610 features a superscalar e600 core operating between 667 MHz and 1333 MHz. Its smaller 256-kbyte backside L2 cache saves power and cost for applications that don't need a full 1-Mbyte cache. The core includes the AltiVec 128-bit vector processing engine.

The PC8640 and PC8641 processor families integrates either one or two Power Architecture e600 processor cores with system logic required for networking, storage, wireless infrastructure, and general-purpose embedded applications. The PC8640/1 integrates one e600 core while the PC8640/1D integrates two cores.