Motorola Expands PowerQUICC(TM) Communications Processor Family To Deliver Further ATM Enhancements

Designed to Ease Connectivity Between LAN and DSL Systems, Motorola Delivers

Integrated Communications Processors to Offer Simultaneous Fast Ethernet and

Parallel ATM



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Motorola SPS

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to their proven and evolving
 MPC8XX PowerQUICC(TM) processor family, Motorola (NYSE:   MOT) announced today
 their newest line of integrated communications processors designed to deliver
 advanced connectivity between LAN and DSL networking systems.  Providing
 enhanced ATM functionality beyond the original MPC860SAR, the MPC862 family
 and MPC857T derivative include simultaneous Fast Ethernet (MII) and Parallel
 ATM (UTOPIA) operation, UTOPIA II Multi-PHY, UTOPIA Slave, AAL2, VBR, and
 port-to-port switching.  Both the MPC862 family and the MPC857T derivative
 deliver the PowerQUICC processor family's true system-on-chip integration with
 a 32-bit embedded PowerPC(TM) core, powerful memory control and system
 functions, as well as a separate RISC-based Communications Processor Module.
     Continuing to deliver on Motorola's commitment to provide a cost-effective
 mix of performance and integration, the enhanced features of the MPC862 family
 and MPC857T derivative work to further meet the needs of communication and
 networking designs.  For example, simultaneous operation of Fast Ethernet and
 Parallel ATM is meaningful in both DSL modem and IAD applications, while
 UTOPIA II Multi-PHY and UTOPIA Slave further enable DSLAM applications.
 Furthermore, AAL2 and VBR enhancements are designed to provide the necessary
 features for Voice-over-ATM applications.
     "With Motorola's strong 3rd party tools support, commitment to the
 architecture and a proven roadmap, our PowerQUICC communications processor
 family has been widely accepted within the broadband access and customer
 premise equipment markets," stated Keith Cheney, general manager of Motorola's
 Networking and Communications Systems Division.  "In response to customer
 needs in these markets, we are adding increased ATM capabilities to our
 PowerQUICC processors.  By creating the 862 family and 857T, we are further
 enabling our customers to deliver their smart networking solutions more
 quickly to the market."
     "Wind River is excited to support Motorola's MPC862 and MPC857T processors
 with our full line of hardware-assisted debug tools, Diab C/C++ compilers, and
 a vertically-aligned hardware reference design ideal for ADSL, SOHO and other
 network communications designs," said Peter Dawson, vice-president of Wind
 River's Hardware / Software Integration business unit.  "Given the complexity
 of today's network communications designs, developers need reliable tools to
 harness the power and added functionality of these new processors.  Wind
 River's close relationship with Motorola has resulted in a comprehensive,
 early-to-market development solution that customers can use independent of
 their embedded operating system."
     The MPC862 PowerQUICC is a family of communications processors that varies
 based on customer needs-offering 2 to 4 serial communications controllers,
 different instruction and data cache sizes, and varying levels of networking
 protocol support.  The MPC862 family has been designed as a solution for
 broadband access equipment -- including remote access routers, DSLAMs, access
 concentrators, LAN/WAN switches, PBX systems, and gateways.  The MPC857T is a
 cost-effective derivative of the MPC862, delivering a single serial
 communications controller, designed for customer premise equipment.  This
 equipment includes xDSL modems, cable modems, low-end switching and routing
 platforms, residential gateways, and Integrated Access Devices (IADs).
     These new processors add to Motorola's broad line of communications
 processors, which include the popular MPC850 and MPC860 PowerQUICC
 communications processor families, the powerful MPC8255 and MPC8260 PowerQUICC
 II(TM) communications processors, as well as the PowerPC(TM) family of host
 processors and the C-Port(TM) family of network processors.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The 862 family and the 857T are in production today, delivering a subset
 of the ATM functionality of the upcoming revision.  The 862 family and the
 857T, with the full line of ATM enhancements, are expected to be sampling in
 3Q01 with production slated for 4Q01.  The 862 family is expected to be
 available with a suggested retail price in 10K quantities ranging from
 approximately $43.51 to $58.21 for the 50MHz device.  The MPC857T is expected
 to be available with a suggested retail price of approximately $27.13 in 10K
 quantities for the 50MHz device.  The 862 family and the 857T are also
 available in 66MHz and 80MHz versions.
 
     About Motorola
     As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's
 Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA(TM) technologies
 which enable its customers to create "smart" products and new business
 opportunities in the networking and computing, wireless communications,
 transportation, and home networking markets.  Motorola's worldwide
 semiconductor sales were $7.9 billion (USD) in 2000.
 http://www.motorola.com/semiconductors/
 
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion.  http://www.motorola.com
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 here in are trademarks of Motorola, Inc.  (C) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
 
      Reader Contact:  Nishin Sura, 512-933-8040, nishin.sura@motorola.com
 
      Inquiry Response:  P.O. Box 17927, Denver, CO 80217
 
 

SOURCE Motorola SPS
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to their proven and evolving
 MPC8XX PowerQUICC(TM) processor family, Motorola (NYSE:   MOT) announced today
 their newest line of integrated communications processors designed to deliver
 advanced connectivity between LAN and DSL networking systems.  Providing
 enhanced ATM functionality beyond the original MPC860SAR, the MPC862 family
 and MPC857T derivative include simultaneous Fast Ethernet (MII) and Parallel
 ATM (UTOPIA) operation, UTOPIA II Multi-PHY, UTOPIA Slave, AAL2, VBR, and
 port-to-port switching.  Both the MPC862 family and the MPC857T derivative
 deliver the PowerQUICC processor family's true system-on-chip integration with
 a 32-bit embedded PowerPC(TM) core, powerful memory control and system
 functions, as well as a separate RISC-based Communications Processor Module.
     Continuing to deliver on Motorola's commitment to provide a cost-effective
 mix of performance and integration, the enhanced features of the MPC862 family
 and MPC857T derivative work to further meet the needs of communication and
 networking designs.  For example, simultaneous operation of Fast Ethernet and
 Parallel ATM is meaningful in both DSL modem and IAD applications, while
 UTOPIA II Multi-PHY and UTOPIA Slave further enable DSLAM applications.
 Furthermore, AAL2 and VBR enhancements are designed to provide the necessary
 features for Voice-over-ATM applications.
     "With Motorola's strong 3rd party tools support, commitment to the
 architecture and a proven roadmap, our PowerQUICC communications processor
 family has been widely accepted within the broadband access and customer
 premise equipment markets," stated Keith Cheney, general manager of Motorola's
 Networking and Communications Systems Division.  "In response to customer
 needs in these markets, we are adding increased ATM capabilities to our
 PowerQUICC processors.  By creating the 862 family and 857T, we are further
 enabling our customers to deliver their smart networking solutions more
 quickly to the market."
     "Wind River is excited to support Motorola's MPC862 and MPC857T processors
 with our full line of hardware-assisted debug tools, Diab C/C++ compilers, and
 a vertically-aligned hardware reference design ideal for ADSL, SOHO and other
 network communications designs," said Peter Dawson, vice-president of Wind
 River's Hardware / Software Integration business unit.  "Given the complexity
 of today's network communications designs, developers need reliable tools to
 harness the power and added functionality of these new processors.  Wind
 River's close relationship with Motorola has resulted in a comprehensive,
 early-to-market development solution that customers can use independent of
 their embedded operating system."
     The MPC862 PowerQUICC is a family of communications processors that varies
 based on customer needs-offering 2 to 4 serial communications controllers,
 different instruction and data cache sizes, and varying levels of networking
 protocol support.  The MPC862 family has been designed as a solution for
 broadband access equipment -- including remote access routers, DSLAMs, access
 concentrators, LAN/WAN switches, PBX systems, and gateways.  The MPC857T is a
 cost-effective derivative of the MPC862, delivering a single serial
 communications controller, designed for customer premise equipment.  This
 equipment includes xDSL modems, cable modems, low-end switching and routing
 platforms, residential gateways, and Integrated Access Devices (IADs).
     These new processors add to Motorola's broad line of communications
 processors, which include the popular MPC850 and MPC860 PowerQUICC
 communications processor families, the powerful MPC8255 and MPC8260 PowerQUICC
 II(TM) communications processors, as well as the PowerPC(TM) family of host
 processors and the C-Port(TM) family of network processors.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The 862 family and the 857T are in production today, delivering a subset
 of the ATM functionality of the upcoming revision.  The 862 family and the
 857T, with the full line of ATM enhancements, are expected to be sampling in
 3Q01 with production slated for 4Q01.  The 862 family is expected to be
 available with a suggested retail price in 10K quantities ranging from
 approximately $43.51 to $58.21 for the 50MHz device.  The MPC857T is expected
 to be available with a suggested retail price of approximately $27.13 in 10K
 quantities for the 50MHz device.  The 862 family and the 857T are also
 available in 66MHz and 80MHz versions.
 
     About Motorola
     As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's
 Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA(TM) technologies
 which enable its customers to create "smart" products and new business
 opportunities in the networking and computing, wireless communications,
 transportation, and home networking markets.  Motorola's worldwide
 semiconductor sales were $7.9 billion (USD) in 2000.
 http://www.motorola.com/semiconductors/
 
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion.  http://www.motorola.com
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 here in are trademarks of Motorola, Inc.  (C) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
 
      Reader Contact:  Nishin Sura, 512-933-8040, nishin.sura@motorola.com
 
      Inquiry Response:  P.O. Box 17927, Denver, CO 80217
 
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