ORLANDO, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Freescale Technology Forum (FTF
Americas) -- GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast-growing IP and Electronic
Design Services (EDS) company, today announced the market-leading
availability of its Reference Platform kit for Freescale Semiconductor's
Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) based on the MPC8548E PowerQUICC(TM) III
processor built on Power Architecture(TM) technology.
The MPC8548E-based AMC is designed with high-performance Gigabit
Ethernet interfaces and up to 8 lanes of PCI Express for embedded
applications in broadband telecommunications and data communications
networks. The board has four Gigabit Ethernet ports (two on the front panel
and two on the edge connector) along with a debug port on the front panel
and 8 PCI Express lanes on the AMC edge connector. The highly integrated
MPC8548E processor architecture implemented on the AMC form-factor improves
system performance, simplifies board design, lowers power consumption, and
reduces system implementation cost. The 1.3GHz processor redefines the
standard for high- performance AMC cards for AdvancedTCA(R) Carriers.
The platform comes with packaged embedded software on Flash based on
embedded Linux(R) OS with device drivers. GDA is working with leading
software application stack providers to provide targeted software solutions
to enable this platform into shippable end products at a rapid pace.
"GDA is one of the first companies to offer the leading-edge MPC8548E
on a high-performance industry-standard platform running seamlessly in
target mode and supported with Linux source code. This product is aimed at
helping our customers accelerate their own innovations and get to market
much faster and with significantly reduced risk. The MPC8548E-based AMC is
the latest addition to GDA's portfolio of Freescale PowerQUICC III
processor-based reference platforms, which have already become segment
bestsellers," said Gopa Periyadan, VP & GM of the System and Software unit
at GDA Technologies. "The GDA 8548E AMC board is already available for sale
from Arrow Electronics."
"Backed by Linux OS and development support from GDA, the MPC8548E
Reference Platform provides a powerful, cost-effective solution for a broad
range of applications, such as wireless base stations, media gateways,
enterprise network access systems, test and measurement systems, and server
blades implemented on the AdvancedTCA platform," said Jeff Timbs, marketing
director for Freescale's Digital Systems Division.
"With the MPC8548E-based AMC, embedded developers and system
integrators who desire the powerful capabilities of PowerQUICC III
processors may quickly migrate to higher performance levels while
leveraging proven development platforms to reduce the time and cost of
getting to market."
About GDA Technologies
GDA Technologies, Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS)
and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) having extensive experience with
Freescale PowerQUICC, PowerPC, and i.MX architectures for the embedded,
networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing
ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software and complete systems from concept
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