To support PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet and display interfaces
MosChip Semiconductor Technology has launched two new network appliance processors to support PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet and display interfaces in a single solution.
According to MosChip, with MCS8142, system engineers can target a variety of well suited applications that include consumer network attached storage (NAS), PC and media docking stations, SOHO, home network automation, media servers, and more.
The MCS8144 lends itself toward applications driving digital displays such as, digital signage, POS, PC and media docking stations, smart VoIP gateways, and more.
MosChip’s new system-on-a-chip network appliance processors (NAPs) are based on an enhanced ARM9 processor operating at 525MHz and are designed to deliver better performance with complete system services, including evaluation systems, support for Linux and Windows CE operating systems, firmware and application level software.
The MCS8142 NAP is offered in a 256 TFBGA package and supports one x1 lane PCI Express port, 2 USB 2.0 ports (one USB port can be configured to support OTG), a single 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port and an integrated DDR2 SDRAM memory controller. The device also supports a 16C550 compatible UART, I2C, SPI and 8 GPIOs.
The MCS8144 NAP has all the features of the MCS8142 but is offered in a 292 TFBGA and supports two x1 lane PCI Express ports. The device has an integrated display controller with a LVDS 6/8-bit FPD link for direct interfacing to TFT panels and an RGB 24-bit DVI and 12-bit interfaces to connect TFT/STN LCD and TV monitors. The display controller can support display resolutions of QVGA, VGA, SVGA, XVGA and WXGA.