Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor


Targets: Communication & Wired, Consumer, Imaging & Video

Freescale Semiconductor MPC8536E Block Diagram

The advanced power and energy management features of the MPC8536E PowerQUICC III processor target advanced multifunction printers (MFP), home media server and point-of-sale displays, network attached storage (NAS) devices, as well as enterprise networking and storage equipment. The advanced power management features of the MPC8536E help address the challenge of meeting energy usage requirements set by ENERGY STAR by pacing energy usage according to the required workload.

The MPC8536E processor implements Freescale's JOG technology power and energy feature. The combination of JOG, fast run mode, and fast recovery from packet-lossless deep sleep enables the developer to use energy/workload pacing usage models.

The device is based on the high performance e500 core, built on Power Architecture technology, and delivers 1.5 GHz of performance for applications requiring fast processing of rich media content. It can achieve clock speeds scaling up to 667 MHz with headroom for 1.5 GHz. The MPC8536E integrates 512-kbytes L2 cache, an integrated security engine, 64-bit DDR2 or DDR3 scaling to 667 MHz data rate, 32-bit PCI, multiple PCI Express interfaces, enhanced local bus I/O interfaces and two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. In addition, the device provides support for legacy PowerQUICC III interfaces such as PCI, I²C, dual universal asynchronous receiver/transmitters (DUART) and local bus connections. The MPC8536E is built on Freescale's superscalar e500 CPU core and carries forward the software compatible instruction set with Freescale's recently announced QorIQ product line.

PowerQUICC III processors are supported by CodeWarrior development tools from Freescale and by an ecosystem of development tools, operating systems, and applications from third-party vendors. PowerQUICC MPC8536E designs are enabled by an ecosystem of development and design resources in addition to a third party network.