Processor to support wireless access infrastructure
Freescale Semiconductor has launched the MPC8569E PowerQUICC III communications processor, a high-performance and low-power device based on 45nm silicon-on-insulator technology.
According to the company, the processor supports a range of wireless protocols while delivering up to 1.3GHz performance within a sub-10 watt power envelope.
Freescale said that the MPC8569E processor incorporates enhanced QUICC Engine, a technology that delivers double the performance of previous generations. The MPC8569E offloads data path tasks to the QUICC engine block, which handles termination, interworking, and switching between a range of communication protocols and interface standards. The processor is primarily designed for wireless access infrastructure, including applications such as wireless backhaul equipment.
The processor’s integrated design allows for a single-chip solution where multiple devices were used before. Advanced integration consolidates network processing and control processing functions, providing savings in cost, power and board space.
Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s networking and multimedia group, said: By supporting a broad array of wireless standards, Freescale’s MPC8569E PowerQUICC III processor brings leading-edge capabilities into the wireless and wireline infrastructure space. Combining 45nm process technology with our PowerQUICC architecture enables an extremely low-power and high-performance device for a wide range of cost-effective solutions.