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7 November 2008

e2v releases the PC8610 integrated processor, with LCD controller, for extended-reliability applications

e2v announced today the availability of the PC8610 integrated processor, the extended-reliability versions of the MC8610 from Freescale Semiconductor.

The PC8610 is a versatile integrated processor combining a high-performance e600 core built on Power Architectureâ„¢ technology, a System-on-Chip (SoC) platform and an LCD controller.
“This integrated processor is built on the renowned e600 Power Architecture which is already massively used in image processing applications such as guidance, video processing, and aircraft cockpit displays”, said Eric Marcelot, e2vâ€s Hi-Rel Microprocessors Marketing Manager. “The high level of integration of this product reduces the number of external devices and buses to be routed on the board, thus enabling system designers to significantly reduce their overall system costs by simplifying their board architecture”.

The PC8610 features a single e600 core running at up to 1333 MHz with an extended-temperature range of -40 degree Celsius to +110 degree Celsius. With its 256KB backside L2-cache with ECC, and its AltiVecâ„¢ 128-bit vector processing unit, the PC8610 delivers the level of performance required by computation-intensive tasks such as image processing or display applications. The embedded LCD controller supports real-time display of 24 bits per pixel with a maximum resolution of SXGA (1280 x 1024). The integrated DDR2 memory controller and the two PCI-Express ports are providing the bandwidth to feed the processor with data, while the 32-bit PCI2.2 bus supports connectivity to the legacy PCI subsystems.

The PC8610 is manufactured on Freescaleâ€s 90nm process technology and is now available in an extended-temperature range (-40°C to +110°C), and e2v also plans to support the military-temperature version (-55°C to +125°C) of the product in the first quarter of 2009.

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


e2v technologies plc

e2v technologies is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of specialised components and subsystems, falling within two product groups:

  •  Electronic tubes
  • Sensors and Semiconductors

 These products enable some of the worldâ€s leading OEMs to deliver innovative systems for medical and science, aerospace and defence, and commercial and industrial applications.

For the year ended 31 March 2008, e2v achieved sales of £205m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (e2v.l).  In July 2006 e2v technologies plc acquired a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialised electronic components and sub-systems, based in Grenoble, France and in May of 2007 e2v plc acquired MiCS Microchemical Systems SA a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor based gas sensors.  These acquisitions strengthen the Groupâ€s position as a major global provider of specialised electronic components and subsystems.

e2vâ€s products are supplied into three core market areas:

  • Medical & Science: Sensor technology includes imaging sensors for intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray, mammography, life science applications and X-ray microscopy. Electronic tubes are the enabling technology behind radiotherapy cancer treatments, microwave medical therapy and high-energy physics.
  • Aerospace & Defence: Sensor technology includes products for military surveillance, targeting and guidance, space-based imaging and astronomy, radar, electronic warfare, and broadband data converters and microprocessors for aerospace applications.  Electronic tubes provide the enabling technology behind radars, electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic warfare and satellite communications.
  • Commercial & Industrial: Sensor technology includes marine radars, industrial safety sensors, automotive radars and alarms, thermal imaging cameras used by fire fighters, CCD and CMOS high resolution line scan cameras for industrial inspection. Electronic tubes provide enabling technology behind TV broadcast, satellite communications, marine radar and food & industrial processing.

The overall purpose of the business is to grow sustainable shareholder value whilst appropriately meeting the expectations of customers, people, partners, suppliers and the wider community.  e2vâ€s vision is to create value through bright ideas in technology and materials science. The Companyâ€s mission is to place customers at the heart of the business, providing enabling products of premium quality that extend technical barriers and enhance the competitive position of our partners.

e2v has approximately 1,800 employees worldwide with three UK based manufacturing sites in Chelmsford, Lincoln and High Wycombe, one in Grenoble, France and one in Corcelles, Switzerland.  In addition e2v has sales offices in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Hong Kong, as well as a network of distributors and representatives covering other key territories.

Further information on e2v technologies plc is available from its website,