Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is extending its QorIQ T1 and T2
families of 64-bit processors with four new products, including the
quad-core T1040 "router on a chip"- the industry's first embedded 64-bit
processor to integrate a gigabit Ethernet switch.
With these additions, the QorIQ T1 and T2 families represent one of the
industry's most scalable, pin-compatible portfolios of embedded 64-bit
multicore communications processors. Built on Power Architecture®
technology, the new products target entry-level to mid-range networking,
printing and security device applications.
The T1 family now includes dual- and quad-core devices, and the T2
family includes eight virtual-core devices, enabling a range of
performance spanning from 1.2 GHz to 1.8 GHz per core. In addition to
the T1040, Freescale is today introducing the T1020, which incorporates
two cores and an Ethernet switch, the dual-core T1022, as well as the
eight virtual-core T2081, which is based on the Power Architecture e6500
core. All of the parts are pin-compatible.
"Freescale has once again leveraged our wealth of networking IP and
intelligent integration strength to offer one of the industry's most
scalable, pin-compatible portfolios of multicore communications
processors," said Bernd Lienhard, vice president and general manager of
Freescale's Networking Processor Division. "The QorIQ T1040 with
integrated Ethernet switch is especially significant for networking
equipment manufacturers, because it allows them to reduce the number of
chips in their systems, speed development and realize associated cost
and power savings benefits."
The T1/T2 devices integrate CoreNet, PCI Express® and
Ethernet networking interfaces, a combination of programmable and fixed
processing units, including enhancements to Freescale's data path
acceleration architecture (DPAA) with integrated fixed-functions and
networking offload, plus sophisticated pattern matching and security
capabilities. Freescale's intelligent integration, advanced process
technology and proven design capabilities provide optimized performance
and scalability, as well as flexible power tuning for more
In addition to integrating an eight-port gigabit Ethernet switch, the
new T1040 and T1020 products include the features and attributes of the
recently announced T1042 device, including Freescale's DPAA engine, a
QUICC Engine block to support a rich set of protocols, shared
virtualization technology and next-generation security features.
Scalable performance spans from 1.2 GHz to 1.4 GHz and a sophisticated
power management system enables deep sleep mode for fanless,
The T1040 and T1020 processors deliver leading performance per watt and
reduce overall system cost, power and design complexity, making them
ideal for low-cost routers. By offloading key tasks to the switch, the
products free the CPU to handle other tasks, delivering 2x to 4x the
performance of Freescale's current-generation QorIQ P1 procesors, while
maintaining the same power budget. Target applications include
enterprise and service provider switching and routing equipment,
security appliances and industrial products such as factory automation
and smart grid networking products.
The new dual-core T1022 processor delivers more than 2x to 4x the
performance and SerDes bandwidth of Freescale's current generation QorIQ
P1/P2 devices, while maintaining the same power budget. It targets a
variety of power-sensitive applications, such as enterprise switching
and routing equipment, security appliances, and factory automation
The new T2081 device integrates four dual-threaded Power Architecture
e6500 cores running at up to 1.8 GHz and delivers 2x or better in core
capability, cache size, SerDes bandwidth and Ethernet connectivity,
while maintaining the same power budget as Freescale's mid-tier 45-nm
QorIQ P series devices. Key features include advanced virtualization
technology, a broad array of I/O options, DPAA and robust security
functionality. The e6500 core's dual-threaded technology provides 1.7x
the performance of a single thread and features the 128-bit AltiVec
single instruction multiple data vector processor, which performs
calculations that DSPs would otherwise handle, such as media
acceleration and radar processing, but at much lower power. The T2081 is
designed for control plane or integrated control/data plane processing.
Target applications include mobile backhaul equipment, LTE/WCDMA channel
cards, control cards and NICs, and test and measurement products.
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To meet aggressive OEM power envelope requirements, T1 and T2 family
products utilize an advanced power management approach that reduces
energy consumption using a variable-mode power switch, allowing
customers to modulate the power of the cores and other processing units
with independence and precision. This approach also includes deep sleep
and standby modes, enabling the creation of products that achieve
sub-0.5 W power while maintaining fast, responsive networking for
on-demand processing. Designed for compliance with energy consumption
standards European Code of Conduct (ECC) and EnergyStar (SNE), the T1/T2
family device architecture and 28-nm manufacturing technology enable
fanless, convection-cooled system designs. The e5500 core uses
Nap/Doze/Sleep power saving modes to reduce the system energy use, and
packet lossless deep sleep support is provided with ECMA 363 based
Availability and development support
Freescale plans to offer samples of the T1040 device in the third
quarter of 2013, with other T1 and T2 devices following soon after.
World-class RTOS and/or development tools support is planned from Enea,
Green Hills Software, Mentor Graphics, Wind River and others. Freescale
intends to offer development tools, including a Linux® BSP, a
reference design board, a multiservice router reference design, security
appliance reference design, CodeWarrior debug tools, configuration
tools, models and more. For more information, visit freescale.com/QorIQ.
Freescale's newest QorIQ T1 and T2 devices are included in Freescale's
product longevity program, with assured supply for a minimum of 10
years. For Terms and Conditions and to obtain a list of available
products, visit freescale.com/productlongevity.
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advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.
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connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include
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