Wednesday, September 12, 2007

PMC-Sierra Debuts New Multi-Service Processors for Network and Storage Applications

PMC-Sierra announced two highly integrated "Multi-Service Processors" (MSPs) targeted at applications such as networked appliances, storage systems and security solutions.

The new MSP8110 and MSP8120 System-On-Chip (SoC) solutions, powered by the MIPS32 34K core, offer large 64KB caches with integrated I/O interfaces and consume less than 1.5Watts. Both devices support the following standard interfaces:

  • Two 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet MAC interfaces supporting industry standard MII/RMII interfaces to standard Ethernet transceivers;

  • A USB 2.0 controller and PHY supporting both host and device mode operation;

  • A 32-bit PCI controller providing PCI 2.3 compliant operation at 33/66 MHz;

  • A 166 MHz DDR I/II SDRAM controller;

  • A local bus interface providing connectivity to boot ROM and Flash; and

  • Up to twenty GPIO pins that can optionally be configured as UART, SPI, TDM, or TWI ports.

In addition, the MSP8120 features an integrated IPSec hardware acceleration engine that boosts Internet protocol security, and provides secure socket layer performance for security appliances, firewalls, networking, and storage applications.

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