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System controller offers high level of integration


Santa Clara, Calif.—Marvell launched Discovery VI, a system controller for PowerPC processor based products from routers, switches and wireless base stations to high-volume laser printers applications.

Discovery VI is a system controller that integrates dual x4 PCI Express interfaces, two USB 2.0 ports, multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA, security engine, and clock on a single chip. Discovery VI supports up to 240-MHz PowerPC CPU interface and integrates a 533 MHz DDR2 memory controller. The on-chip crossbar fabric with any-to-any connectivity enables concurrent transactions among multiple units, allowing system designers to build high-performance scalable systems.

Marvell offers complete development platforms for Discovery VI, enabling customers to start system development without waiting for their own hardware. Development platforms for PowerPC processors, including the Freescale MPC7448A and IBM PowerPC 750CL/FL, are available. Complete reference design platforms, including software drivers and board support packages for VxWorks and Linux, provide a complete tool chain for accelerated customer development.

Marvell, 1-408-222-2500,

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