Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor


Targets: Communication & Wired

Freescale Semiconductor MPC8568E Block Diagram

The MPC8568E PowerQUICC III processor family targets broadband access equipment including 3G/WiMAX/LTE base stations, RNCs, gateways and ATM/TDM/IP equipment. The MPC8568E enables both IP (internet protocol) and multi-protocol solutions, combining a high-performance e500 processor core built on Power Architecture technology scaling up to 1.33 GHz, a flexible communications engine, and high-speed system interfaces. The e500 core on the MPC8568E connects to a 512-kbyte L2 cache and the DDR1/2 memory controller supports data rates up to 533 MHz.

The MPC8568E provides multiprotocol support for both protocol termination and interworking for a wide range of communication protocols, including ATM, POS, Ethernet, PPP, HDLC and TDM - allowing the flexibility necessary for broadband access devices. Two enhanced Gigabit Ethernet ports, PCI Express, and Serial RapidIO interconnect technology enables high-speed links to industry-wide switches, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and digital signal processors (DSPs). An integrated security engine supports common encryption algorithms, including the Kasumi algorithm needed for 3G wireless security.

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 MPC8568E-MDS development system and a QUICCstart development system in an AdvancedTCA AMC form factor are available today.