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29 September 2009

e2v releases 32-bit Single or Dual-e600 Core Integrated Processors for extended-reliability applications

e2v, the leading designer and manufacturer of specialised electronic components, announced today the availability of their PC8640/8641 and PC8640/8641D extended-reliability versions of the MC8640/8641 32-bit Single or Dual-e600 Core Processor from Freescale.

The new processors offer unbeatable performance, connectivity and integration of the high-performance e600 core for demanding applications including aerospace and defence, networking, and storage and wireless infrastructure. These extended-reliability 32-bit processors operate from -55°C to 125°C and are the next level in extended-reliability performance from e2v based on their successful partnership with Freescale semiconductor.

The PC8640(D) features single or dual e600 cores running at up to 1250 MHz, and the PC8641(D) single or dual e600 cores running at up to 1500 MHz; operating over a market leading extended temperature range of -55°C Tc to +125°C Tj. The processors also include dual 64 bit DDR2 memory controllers, to match the bandwidth requirements of two cores, two flexible high-performance I/O ports, dual 8-lane PCI Express ports, and high-performance serial point-to-point link commonly used to connect a variety of other on-board high-performance devices for applications such as defence guidance, video processing and aircraft cockpit displays.

“These integrated processors leverage the combined expertise of e2v and Freescale Semiconductor by coupling Freescale Semiconductor’s renowned e600 Power Architecture with e2v’s world-class reputation for the development and manufacture of extended-reliability IC products” said Eric Marcelot, e2v’s Hi-Rel Microprocessor Marketing Manager, adding: “This latest level of performance and integration can replace what could take up to four ICs using other solutions. When coupled with the extended temperature range, the PC8640/8641 processors open up a whole new range of design options for System Designers working on extended reliability requirements in extreme conditions”.

The PC8640/8641 processors are manufactured on Freescale’s 90nm process technology and are now available in an extended-temperature range (-55°C to +125°C) in CBGA Hi-TCE 1023 pin package.

Press contact:
Sylvie Mattei, Communications Manager
Phone: +33 4 76 58 30 25,



e2v’s objective is to be a global leader in the design and supply of specialised components and sub-systems that enable the world’s leading systems companies to deliver innovative solutions for medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v is organised into four divisions:

• High performance electron devices and subsystems for applications including defence electronic countermeasures, radiotherapy cancer treatment, radar systems, industrial heating, satellite communications amplifiers and digital television transmitters.
• Advanced CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and cameras for applications including space, science and life science imaging, industrial process control, intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray systems, military surveillance and automotive imaging.
• Specialist Semiconductors – including logic, memory and microprocessors for high reliability microprocessor and MRAM requirements, in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and Everspin, mission-critical avionics and defence programs requiring high reliability integrated circuits, high speed data converters and sensor data acquisition utilising mixed signal application specific devices.
• A range of professional sensing products for applications including environmental safety, x-ray spectroscopy, automotive alarm and security systems, microwave radar and safety and arming devices, fire rescue and security thermal imaging.

For the year ended 31 March 2009, e2v achieved sales of £233m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In October 2008 e2v acquired QP semiconductor, a leading US-based designer and supplier of specialty semiconductor components used in military and aerospace applications, establishing e2v’s first US manufacturing base.

The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has approximately 1700 employees in six production facilities across Europe and North America. e2v also operates a global network of sales and technical support offices, supported by local distributors and resellers.

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