Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Freescale Introduces QUICC Processor for Networked Home

Freescale Semiconductor introduced the first "PowerQUICC" processor family with QUICC Engine technology designed for the consumer and small-office/home-office networking equipment market. The processor's PowerPC core provides packet processing, VoIP and encryption in residential and SOHO gateways, wireless access points, virtual private network (VPN) and firewall routers, and IP services equipment, such as VoIP systems and IPTV set-top boxes. USB 2.0 hubs for printers, network attached storage and media server applications, as well as wireless connectivity through WLAN 802.11x and WiMAX, can be enabled through the devices on-chip PCI interface. Freescale said its new processors also can be used in applications beyond the digital home, such as DSLAM line cards, industrial control, and test and measurement equipment.

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