Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AppliedMicro's Home Networking Chip Offers USB 3.0, SATA-II, QoS, Support for 802.11ac

AppliedMicro introduced a high-performance System-on-a-Chip (SoC) featuring a 1.2GHz PowerPC 465 processing core for advanced Network Attached Storage (NAS), Wireless Access Point (WAP) and media gateway systems for the connected home market.

AppliedMicro's APM86491 offers two USB 3.0 ports, two PCI Express Gen 2 ports, up to two SATA-II ports and two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports on a single device. It supports line-rate throughput simultaneously on all high-speed interfaces, and it also supports next-generation 802.11ac and advanced 802.11n WLAN compatibility.

AppliedMicro is also providing a hardware-based Queue Manager with Traffic Manager (QM/TM). The QM/TM implements QoS to enable a richer video experience while unaffecting voice and web traffic. The device also implements inline packet acceleration technologies such as statefull TCP offload, hardware NAT and security features. These offloads enable applications such as firewalls, next-generation wireless access points and other connected home appliances such as NAS platforms.

Samples of AppliedMicro's APM86491 will be available in the third quarter and high-volume production pricing is under $20.http://www.apm.com

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