Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor


Targets: Communication & Wired, Imaging & Video

Freescale Semiconductor MPC8540 Block Diagram

The MPC8540 PowerQUICC III processor targets wired and wireless communications and imaging applications, such as enterprise routers and switches, storage systems, telecommunications systems, wireless infrastructure, and imaging devices. The MPC8540 processor is a high-performance integrated communications processor. Key features include the e500 core built on Power Architecture technology running up to 1 GHz, 256-kbytes L2 cache, dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet controllers, a DDR memory controller, a 64-bit PCI/PCI-X controller, an 8-bit parallel RapidIO controller, a 4-channel DMA, a multichannel interrupt controller, and a DUART serial interface. The MPC8540 supports 667 MHz to 1 GHz operation and offers an extended temperature (-40 to 105C) package at 667 MHz.

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. The MPC8540ADS-BGA application development system is available for the MPC8540.