Extended-reliability versions of Freescaleâ€™s PC837x PowerQUICCÂ® II Pro communications processor PC8378 and PC8379 are now available from e2v for networking applications in aerospace, defense and demanding outdoor environments.
The PowerQUICCÂ® II Pro PC8378 and PC8379 processors deliver industry-leading performance in the sub 5-watt power category. They are built on a Power ArchitectureÂ® e300c4s processor core â€“ operating at frequencies of up to 800MHz â€“ with PCI ExpressÂ® and serial-ATA (SATA) controllers, as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers. These processors are built on Freescaleâ€™s 90nm technology to deliver reliability and high-performance, in a very low power envelope.
These sub 5W communications processors are well-suited for aerospace and defense communications systems and are also fully software compatible with PC603e, allowing for easy system upgrades without compromising reliability and at minimal software qualification cost.
â€œWe are pleased to add PC8378 and PC8379 communications processors to our portfolio of high reliability processors. A broad range of communications applications in the aerospace and defense industries can now benefit from these sub 5W devices as a cost-effective system-on-chip solution, offering an adequately sized computation capacity together with useful integrated PCI-Express and SATA features.â€ commented Eric Marcelot, Head of Semiconductor Marketing at e2v, adding â€œthis is part of our long term agreement with Freescale and will be embedded within our Semiconductor Lifecycle Management (SLiM) program, securing long term availabilityâ€.
The PC8378 and PC8379 communications processors are manufactured on Freescaleâ€™s 90nm CMOS on SOI process technology and are now available in an extended temperature range (-40Â°C to +125Â°C) and in a FC-PBGA 689-pin package. e2v is also planning to support non-RoHS packaged versions with SnPb lead finish and the full military temperature range (-55Â°C to +125Â°C).
Come to visit e2v (hall A5, booth 181) at Electronica, Munich Germany from 13th-16th November.
e2v aerospace and defense press contact:
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