Freescale samples dual-threaded, 64-bit Power Architecture-based device -

Freescale samples dual-threaded, 64-bit Power Architecture-based device

The first public demonstration of Freescale Semiconductor's new QorIQ T2080 processor is planned for Nov. 5, 2013 , at the Wind River Developer Conference in Shenzhen, China. The T2080 features optimal performance and power efficiency and is designed for control plane or integrated control and data plane processing. Target applications include mobile backhaul equipment, LTE/WCDMA channel cards, network switching and routing, intelligent NIC and military & aerospace products.  

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The T2080 includes eight virtual cores designed to provide cost and performance upgrades for customers currently designing with QorIQ P5040, P4080 and P3041 processors. The T2080 is part of Freescale’s 28-nm QorIQ processing platform, which also includes the T4240 and T1040 processors, as well as the QorIQ Qonverge B4860 device.   

The performance of the T2080 is primarily attributable to the highly efficient, dual-threaded e6500 Power Architecture core, first introduced in the 28-nm flagship QorIQ T4240 communications processor. The e6500 core’s dual-threaded technology provides 1.7x the performance of a single-threaded e6500core.  It delivers up to 1.8 GHz of performance while maintaining a short, seven-stage pipeline for optimal latency response to unpredictable control plane code branches. The e6500 core also features AltiVec technology with a 128-bit single instruction multiple data vector processor, which performs calculations that DSPs would otherwise handle, such as signal processing acceleration and radar processing, but at much lower power.

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